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Alyona Shchennikova
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Shchennikova at the 2017 P&G Championships

Full name

Elena Aleksandrovna Shchennikova

Country represented

Flag of the United States of America United States of America

Born

May 12 2001 (2001-05-12) (age 16)
Layton, Utah, USA

Years on National Team

2017-present

Club

5280 Gymnastics; TIGAR Gymnastics (former)

Coach(es)

Katya Shchennikova, Alex Shchennikov

Current status

Active

Elena "Alyona" Aleksandrovna Shchennikova (Russian: Елена "Алёна" Александровна Щенникова, born May 12 in Layton, UT) is an elite Russian-American gymnast. She is the 2017 U.S. Classic Champion. She resides in Evergreen, Colorado, and trains at 5280 Gymnastics, coached by her parents, both of whom were members of the Soviet National Team in the late 1980's. She has two sisters, Polina, who was also a member of the U.S. National Team, and Kristina, who's a Level 5 gymnast.

Junior Career

2013-2014

Shchennikova competed at the U.S. Challenge, winning all-around, uneven bars, and floor exercise gold, vault bronze, and placing ninth on beam. The following year, she competed at the Nastia Liukin Cup, placing seventeenth in the all-around. She qualified for elite in May, and competed at the American Classic, placing sixth in the all-around, seventh on bars, and tenth on floor. At the U.S. Classic, she placed nineteenth in the all-around, twentieth on beam, and twenty-first on bars. She qualified to her first Junior Nationals, where she placed a much improved ninth on bars and finished twenty-fourth in the all-around.

2015

In February, Shchennikova competed at the WOGA Classic, placing fourth on vault and bars, fifth on floor and the all-around, and sixth on beam. At the American Classic in late May, she placed fifth on bars, sixth on floor, ninth in the all-around, eleventh on vault, and twenty-second on beam. At the U.S. Classic in July, she placed ninth on bars and twentieth in the all-around. At the Junior Nationals, she won bronze on bars and placed fifteenth in the all-around.

2016

Shchennikova and her parents relocated to 5280 Gymnastics. She competed at the American Classic in May, placing fourth in the all-around. In June, she won uneven bars bronze and placed tenth on vault, eleventh in the all-around, thirty-second on beam, and thirty-third on floor at the U.S. Classic. She went on to compete at the U.S. National Championships, placing eighth on vault, twelfth on beam, seventeenth in the all-around, nineteenth on floor exercise, and twenty-sixth on uneven bars.

Senior Career

2017

Shchennikova was named to the National Team in late March, and made her senior international debut at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy. There, she won team gold and placed eighth in the all-around. In July, she competed at the U.S. Classic in Chicago and overcame a fall on balance beam to win the all-around. She also won silver on bars and placed fifth on floor and fourteenth on beam. In August, she competed at her first senior National Championships, placing eighth in the all-around, ninth on bars and floor, and sixteenth on beam. She was not added back to the National Team.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2013U.S. Challenge1st3rd1st91st
2014Nastia Liukin Cup17
American Classic6710
U.S. Classic192120
Junior U.S. National Championships242393025
2015WOGA Classic54465
American Classic9115226
U.S. Classic203092130
Junior U.S. National Championships15263rd2424
2016American Classic4
U.S. Classic11103rd3233
St. Louis U.S. National Championships178261219
2017City of Jesolo Trophy1st8
U.S. Classic1st2nd145
Anaheim U.S. National Championships89169

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