21-year-old Russian Olympic gymnast Aliya Mustafina has made her country proud by winning a silver medal in the women’s team all-around and a bronze medal in the women’s individual all-around. For all the eager fans of the Russian athlete who are Googling terms like, “Aliya Mustafina wiki,” “Aliya Mustafina boyfriend,” “Aliya Mustafina net worth,” “Aliya Mustafina Instagram,” “Aliya Mustafina age,” “Aliya Mustafina height,” “Aliya Mustafina hot pics,” you’ve come to the right place! With our Aliya Mustafina wiki, we’ve got all the details you need to know, including information about Aliya Mustafina’ boyfriend, net worth, Instagram, age, and height.
Here are five facts about the 21-year-old Russian Olympic gymnast, Aliya Mustafina:
#5 She is a Four-Time Olympic Champion and is Known for her Intensity
Aliya Mustafina may be only 5’4″, but that hasn’t stopped her from running the show when it comes to gymnastics. She has earned a reputation for her poker face, especially right before she goes on to perform her magic on the uneven bars. Because she maintains such a straight face during her performances, she came to be known as a diva, but simply prefers to stay in the zone. Perhaps Mustafina has noticed this as well, since she’s begun smiling slightly and isn’t so serious anymore.
The Moscow native stunned audiences with her routine at the 2012 London Olympics and bagged the gold medal. She also played a major role in the team finals and won Russia the silver medal at both the London Olympics and in Rio.
#4 She has Faced Several Injuries in the Past
Like all athletes, Mustafina has had her fair share of injuries, including knee surgery. The most prominent injury was when she tore her ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) while landing the Yurchenko flip, in 2011. In 2014, she was able to compete in only two events at the European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships, after hurting her ankle. Mustafina even had a back injury that prevented her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championships, in 2015. However, none of her injuries have hindered her spirit and each time she has risen tougher than before.
#3 She’s a Chip Off the Old Block
For all her fans wondering whether Mustafina is blessed with superpowers, we’ll have you know that her father Farhat Mustafin was an Olympian, as well, so understandably, athleticism runs in the family. He won the bronze medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics for Greco-Roman wrestling. Aliya’s younger sister, Nailya, is also a gymnast on the junior national team, while her mother, Yelena Mustafina, is a physics teacher.
#2 She is an Uneven Bars Champion but Wasn’t Cleared for the Olympics Until Before the Opening Ceremony
In the midst of the huge Russian state-sponsored doping scandal, many Russian athletes weren’t cleared to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, including Mustafina. Thankfully, the gymnast was given the green light only one day before the opening ceremonies. The 21-year-old powerhouse is a fan of Nastia Liukin from the U.S., and has named her as a role model for her graceful uneven bars and balance beam routines. Liukin is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion.
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#1 Boyfriend and Net Worth
Mustafina has captivated the hearts of Olympic viewers with her grace and poise. Not to mention her dark piercing eyes, and fierce good looks. So, naturally, her fans are wondering whether she has a boyfriend. We’re sorry folks, but she does! Although she doesn’t disclose his name, he is known as Pashka. He gifted her a teddy bear and she put all her Olympic medals around its neck. Mustafina’s net worth is currently $250,000, and she earns $50,000 every year as of 2016.