(born November 10, 1990 in Orzinuovi
), is a World Champion Gymnast from Italy. Her mother, Galya, is Bulgarian
and her father, Giovanni, is Italian
Ferrari first rose to prominence as a thirteen year old at the 2004 Junior European Championships where she won the silver medal in the All Around competition with a score of 36.525. She also won two bronze medals with the Italian Team and on the Balance Beam with a score of 9.175.
Still in the Junior ranks for 2005, Ferrari turned in more fine performances at the European Youth Olympics
in Italy and the 2005 Mediterranean Games
, Spain, winning the All Around Gold Medal at both competitions as well. She also won Vault, Beam and Floor at the latter as well as the Silver Medal on the Uneven Bars.
In 2006, Ferrari qualified as a Senior Gymnast. She anchored the Italian team a surprise Gold Medal at the Senior European Championships, edging out defending champions Romania
by just one tenth of a point. Although no All Around competition was held, Ferrari's combined score was the highest of any gymnast at the competition. She also won a Silver Medal on the Floor, scoring 15.450 to finish ahead of Olympic Champion Cătălina Ponor
. Falls from bars and beam prevented further success there.
Ferrari won the Gold Medal in the All Around competition at the 2006 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
with a combined score of 61.025. This win was highly controversial as... Read More