Alina Kabaeva is famous Russian sportsmen in rhythmic-sportive gymnastics, Merited Master of Sports of Russian Federation, prize winner of multiple competitions, including the Olympic Games. She was born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan, former the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic). At the age of three Alina go in for gymnastics. For the first time she did not distinguish with any particularly successful results, but when she was 12 she moved to Moscow and started training under the guidance of outstanding Russian head coach Irina Viner.
Alina Kabaeva began perform for the Russian National Team from 1996. In 1998 the 15-year old Kabaeva won the European Championships in Portugal. Afterwards she became the absolute champion of Europe 4 times more and in 1999 won the World Championship in Osaka, Japan. An unpleasant accident in her sporting carrier became a doping scandal in 2001 when Alina and her teammate Irina Chaschina after being tested positive to a banned diuretic (furosemide) were stripped of their medals at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships. Nevertheless, staying Russian and world favourite, Alina became a golden winner at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Alina Kabaeva eventually retired from sport in 2007. Today she presents her own TV-program about successful famous people and is involved in politics in the capacity of deputy of the Parliament State Duma of Russian Federation. Sportsmen was decorated with order of Friendship in 2001 and order «Merit for the Fatherland» of IV degree in 2005. Alina takes a proactive approach to life, is socially active person. She heads an «Alina Kabaeva Charity Foundation». Field of Foundation activity includes building of a sport complex in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia; organization of a «Hotline for USE»; support for village libraries in the constituency of Alina Kabaeva – Nizhnekamsk region of Tatarstan; organization of child\’s festival in rhythmic-sportive gymnastics.