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Dariya Zgoba
Dariya Zgoba
Zgoba at the 2009 World Championships

Full Name

Dariya Yaroslavivna Zgoba

Country represented

Flag of Ukraine Ukraine

Born

November 7 1989 (1989-11-07) (age 27)
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR

Coach(es)

Oksana Khryzhnovskaya

Current status

Retired

Dariya Yaroslavivna Zgoba (Ukrainian: Дарина Ярославівна Згоба, name sometimes written as "Darya", "Daria", or "Dar'ia", born 7 November 1989) is a retired Ukrainian artistic gymnast. She is a 2008 Olympian and the 2007 European uneven bars champion. Her best event was the uneven bars. 

Career

2005

Zgoba made her senior debut in 2005. At the Paris World Cup she won a bronze medal on the uneven bars and placed 6th in the balance beam final. Later that year she competed at the European Championships. Here she placed 9th in the all-around and went on to win a bronze medal on the uneven bars. Zgoba competed at her first World Championships in Melbourne but did not qualify to any finals. 

2006

At the 2006 European Championships Zgoba and the Ukrainian team placed 5th in the team final and advanced to the uneven bars final where she placed 8th. Later that year Zgoba competed at her second World Championsions in Aarhus. In Aarhus the Ukrainian team placed 5th in the team final. Individually she advanced to the all-around final where she placed 22nd. 

Zgoba competed at three World Cups as well as the World Cup Final . At the Moscow World Cup Zgoba won a silver medal on the uneven bars and placed 4th in the balance beam final. At the Glasgow World Cup Zgoba won silver medals on both uneven bars and balance beam. At the Stuttgart World Cup she won a bronze medal on balance beam and finished 8th in the uneven bars final. At the World Cup Final in Brazil Zgoba won a bronze medal on the uneven bars. 

2007

At the 2007 European Championships Zgoba advanced to the all-around final where she placed 11th. She also won the gold medal on the uneven bars, earning a 15.775. That summer she competed at the Universiade where she helped the Ukrainian team win a silver medal. Individually she won a gold medal on uneven bars.  In late 2007 Zgoba competed at the Good Luck Beijing Olympic Test Event and won the gold medal on uneven bars. 

Zgoba competed in three World Cup events. At the Paris World Cup Zgoba won a silver medal on the uneven bars and finished 7th on balance beam.  At the Ghent World Cup she won a silver medal on uneven bars and a bronze medal on balance beam. At the Shanghai World Cup she won a silver medal on uneven bars and a bronze medal on the balance beam. Zgoba competed at her third World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. In qualifications she finished 30th in the all-around and 9th on the uneven bars and did not advance to any finals. 

2008

At the 2008 European Championships Zgoba helped the Ukrainian team to another 5th place finish in the team final. Individually she won the bronze medal on uneven bars. Zgoba was selected as a member of the Ukrainian team for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. In Beijing the Ukrainian team placed 11th in qualifications and did not advance to team finals. Zgoba competed in the uneven bars event final and placed 8th with a score of 14.875.  Zgoba competed at the World Cup Final in Madrid, Spain but did not medal. 

2009

Zgoba competed at the 2009 Summer Universiade where she won a bronze medal on the balance beam. She competed in her fourth World Championships in London. Zgoba only competed on balance beam and did not advance to the final. 

Zgoba officially retired from elite gymnastics in 2011. 

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2004Ukrainian National Championships6
2005Paris World Cup3rd6
Debrecen European Championships93rd
2006Glasgow World Cup2nd2nd
Moscow World Cup2nd4
Stuttgart World Cup83rd
Sao Paulo World Cup Final3rd
Volos European Championships58
Aarhus World Championships522
2007Ghent World Cup2nd3rd
Paris World Cup2nd7
Shanghai World Cup2nd3rd
Amsterdam European Championships111st
Bangkok Summer Universiade2nd1st
2008Clermont-Ferrand European Championships53rd
2009Belgrade Summer Universiade3rd


European Uneven Bars Champions
Larisa LatyninaPolina Astakhova • Thea Belmer • Věra ČáslavskáKarin JanzTamara LazakovichLudmilla TourischevaNadia ComăneciNadia Comăneci | Elena MukhinaElena MukhinaMaxi GnauckEcaterina SzaboElena Shushunova | Oksana OmelianchikDaniela SilivaşHenrietta ÓnodiSvetlana Boginskaya | Natalia Kalinina | Mirela PaşcaTatiana GutsuSvetlana KhorkinaSvetlana Khorkina | Simona Amânar | Lilia PodkopayevaSvetlana KhorkinaÉmilie Le PennecBeth TweddleDariya ZgobaKsenia SemenovaBeth TweddleViktoria KomovaAliya MustafinaBecky DownieDaria SpiridonovaBecky DownieNina Derwael

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