Anna Anatolyevna Pavlova
(, born September 6, 1987 in Orekhovo-Zuyevo
), is a Russian artistic gymnast
training at MGFSO Dynamo in Moscow who was a double bronze medalist (team, vault) at the 2004 Olympic Games
. She is well known for her beautiful balletic style and clean technique. She is trained by her mother Nataliya Evgenevna Pavlova. Her best events are the Balance Beam
Pavlova first emerged on the international gymnastics scene in 2000, winning a gold medal on the uneven bars at the Junior European Championships. Although she was too young to compete as a senior at the World Championships in 2001, she was allowed to participate in the Goodwill Games
, where she earned a silver medal on the balance beam. In 2001 Pavlova successfully won the junior women's nationals, which was her biggest accomplishment of her career so far. In 2002, still too young to compete internationally as a senior, Anna won the Russian National Championships and picked up four medals, including team, vault and all-around gold, at the Junior European Championships.
Pavlova competed at the 2003 World Championships
during her first year as a senior gymnast, where the Russian team finished sixth. Pavlova herself did not earn an individual medal, although she had qualified for the individual all-around and floor finals, mistakes prevented her from placing among the top three.
In 2004, Pavlova... Read More