Ekaterina Olegovna Vedeneeva is a Russian individual rhythmic gymnast competing for Slovenia since 2018. She made her debut for Slovenia in August 2018 at the World Cup event in Kazan, Russian Federation. On national level, she is a three-time (2019, 2021, and 2022) Slovenian National All-around champion. In 2021, she became the first Slovenian rhythmic gymnast to compete at Summer Olympics in Tokyo. She is the first Slovenian rhythmic gymnast and first Slovenian gymnast of any discipline to win a medal in the history of The World Games.
In April 2019 she became the first Slovenian to earn a medal at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, a bronze medal in the ribbon final at the Tashkent World Cup. In 2020, she started the season at Grand Prix in Moscow, she competed in all Apparatus Finals and won bronze medal in ribbon final with a score of 19.900. This was her second Grand Prix medal.
In 2021, she started the season at Grand Prix in Moscow, where she qualified to all apparatus finals and won bronze medal in ribbon final with score 22.050, repeating her 2020 success. During the 2021 World Cup series, Vedeneeva qualified for an Olympic berth. At the Moscow World Challenge Cup she won bronze in the All-around – the first World Cup all-around medal for Slovenia. The following day she added 3 more bronze medals in ball, clubs and ribbon.
- Ekaterina Vedeneeva Achievements
- First Slovenian rhythmic gymnast to win a medal in an individual apparatus final at the FIG World Cup series.
- First Slovenian rhythmic gymnast to win a gold medal in an individual apparatus final at the FIG World Cup series.
- First Slovenian rhythmic gymnast to win a medal in an individual All-around at the FIG World Cup series.
- First Slovenian rhythmic gymnast to compete at the Olympic Games.
- First Slovenian rhythmic gymnast or Slovenian gymnast of any discipline to win a medal at the World Games.
Medal record: Representing Slovenia: Rhythmic gymnastics
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Bronze medal – third place 2022 Birmingham Clubs
Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar catches up with Ekaterina Vedeneeva an exceptionally talented Slovenian rhythmic gymnast, here she talks about her fitness routine, her diet, her skin, and hair care and success story.
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