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Vasiliki Millousi
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Millousi at the 2016 Olympic Games

Country represented

Flag of Greece Greece

Born

May 4 1984 (1984-05-04) (age 33)
Athens, Greece

Coach(es)

Kostas Hagizizis

Current status

Active

Twitter

@Vasiliki_M

Vasiliki Millousi (born May 4, 1984 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek artistic gymnast. Whereas she does compete in the all-around, her strength is the balance beam, on which she earns top scores. She is a three-time Olympian, competing in Sydney in 2000, London in 2012, and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Career

1999-2008

She was named to the Greek National Team in 1999, and represented Greece at the Olympic Games in 2000. Her first World Championships were in Debrecen, Hungary in 2002, where she finished fourteenth on beam in qualifications. She competed at Worlds again in 2006 and 2007, older and more experienced but did not make any event finals, ranking relatively low.

2009-2012

It was in 2009 at the World Championships in London that her ranks improved, qualifying in thirteenth place on Beam and also competed at the 2010 World Championships. She was a beam finalist at the 2011 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships. The Tokyo World Championships saw her improve and achieved a qualifying rank of 12th on beam, still, this was not enough to qualify for the Olympic Games and she saw herself headed to London to the Test Event. There, she won the beam final, which qualified her to the Olympics 2012 in London. At the Olympics, she placed 34th in the preliminary all-around and did not advance to the all-around final.

2013

In January 2013, Millousi was announced as part of the lineup for the La Roche-sur-Yon World Cup. At the World Cup in March she won bronze on balance beam. At the Cottbus World Cup in Germany, she won silver on beam. She placed fourth on beam at the Ljubljana World Cup in April. She also won a team bronze and balance beam silver at the Mediterranean Games in June. In September, she placed seventh on balance beam at the Osijek World Cup after two falls.

In October 2013, Millousi initially qualified as the first reserve to the all-around final. However, she was subbed in, in place of Venezuela's Jessica López, and placed twenty-fourth overall.

2014

Her first competition of 2014 was the Cottbus World Cup, but she did not make the event finals. In April, she competed at the French Nationals with the Union Haguenau gym, placing fourth. She went on to compete at the Korea Cup, winning gold on balance beam. She went on to win the Greek National All-Around title in May.[1] In October, she competed at the World Championships in Nanning, China. The Greek team finished qualifications in twenty-fourth place, qualifying a full team to the next World Championships.

2015

In April 2015, she competed at the European Championships, qualifying to the beam final for a fourth time. Unfortunately, she fell on her dismount and finished fifth. She was named to the Greek team for the inaugural European Games in Baku in June, placing sixteenth both with her team and in the all-around, and missing the balance beam final. In October, she competed at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, but Greece failed to qualify a full team to the Olympics or the Test Event.

2016

In late March 2016, she competed at the Doha World Cup, placing fifth on uneven bars and sixth on balance beam after a fall. In April, she competed at the Olympic Test Event, placing thirteenth in the all-around, qualifying an individual Olympic spot for Greece. In June, she competed at the European Championships in Switzerland, but did not make the event finals. She was later confirmed as Greece's sole female gymnast for the Olympics.[2]

Rio Olympics

Competing in the fourth subdivision of qualifications, Millousi only competed on balance beam, even changing her dismount from a double pike to a Gainer back layout, determined to make the balance beam final. Unfortunately, she fell on her side aerial and placed fifty-seventh, missing the final.

2017

Millousi continued to compete after Rio, winning silver on balance beam at the Baku World Cup in March. In April, she competed at the European Championships in Romania, but did not make the all-around or event finals.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2009Pescara Mediterranean Games3rd1st
Doha World Cup3rd
2010Paris World Cup73rd
2011Cottbus World Cup3rd
Glasgow World Cup7
Berlin European Championships6
Maribor World Cup1st
2012London Olympic Test Event1st
Cottbus World Cup1st
Osijek World Cup2nd
Brussels European Championships7
Ghent World Cup3rd
2013La Roche-sur-Yon World Cup3rd
Cottbus World Cup2nd
Ljubljana World Cup4
Mersin Mediterranean Games3rd2nd
Osijek World Cup7
Antwerp World Championships24
2014French National Championships4
Korea Cup1st
Greek National Championships1st
2015Montpellier European Championships5
Baku European Games1616
2016Doha World Cup56
Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event13
2017Baku World Cup2nd

References

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