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Oksana Fabrichnova
Oksana Fabrichnova

Country represented

Flag of Russia Russia

Former countr(ies) represented

Olympic flag Unified Team

Born

October 24 1978 (1978-10-24) (age 38)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR

Club

Dinamo Moscow

Coach(es)

Leonid Arkaev
Natalia Tokareva (former)

Current status

Retired

Oksana Fabrichnova (Russian: Оксана Фабричнова, born October 24, 1978, Moscow, Russian SFSR) is a retired Russian gymnast who competed at the 1993 and 1994 World Championships and was an alternate for the 1996 Olympic Games. Her best events were uneven bars and balance beam.

Career

Fabrichnova began gymnastics in 1983 at the age of 5 years old. She made her international debut in 1991 at the Japan Junior International where she won bronze medals on vault and uneven bars as well as placing 6th in the all-around and 8th on floor exercise. In 1993 Fabrichnova made her first World Championship team. Here she placed 5th in the all-around and 6th on balance beam. During the competition she debuted a double-twisting double back dismount on uneven bars which became her eponymous skill. 

In 1994 Fabrichnova was hit with a growth spurt. Fabrichnova made the Russian team for the European Championships. Here she helped the Russian team win a silver medal in the team competition. Individually she earned a silver medal on uneven bars, placed 7th in the all-around and placed 6th on both vault and balance beam. She competed at the World Team Championships helping Russia earn the team bronze medal. Later that year she competed at the Individual World Championships. Here she only qualified to the balance beam final and earned a bronze medal on the event. Fabrichnova had the stomach flu the days prior to the Goodwill Games. Despite her weakened state she competed and was able to help her team win the gold medal. Individually she placed 12th in the all-around but managed to win a silver medal on balance beam. Fabrichnova struggled in 1995. She was not part of the World Championships team. Fabrichnova switched coaches and began to train under Leonid Arkaev. Fabrichnova turned around in 1996 and became a candidate for the 1996 Olympic Games. Struggling with back injuries, Fabrichnova was selected as an alternate. She retired shortly after. 

Following retirement Fabrichnova toured with a German circus as a trapeze specialist. After four years with the circus she returned to Moscow to begin coaching.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1991Japan Junior International63rd3rd
1992Junior European Team Championship2nd
1993Russian Championships2nd2nd
Moscow Stars1st
European Cup1st861st3rd
Rome Grand Prix1st
Birmingham World Championships56
1994Moscow Stars3rd1st
Stockholm European Championships2nd762nd6
St. Petersburg Goodwill Games1st122nd
Dortmund World Team Championships3rd
Brisbane World Championships3rd
1995Russian Championships2nd
Cottbus Cup3rd
Kosice Cup3rd

Floor Music

1994 - "La Toreador" from Carmen

1994 (Worlds) - "Orpheus in the Underground"  by Offenbach

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