Individual all-around- Anna Rizatdinova
Ukrainian rhythmic gymnastics would be under everyone’s attention, as Ukrainians always are the medal pretenders. They have won 4 awards (1 gold and 3 bronze) as a result of all the Olympiads.
We focus on Anna Rizatdinova - the leader of the Ukrainian team in rhythmic gymnastics, the 2013 World All-around silver medalist, the 2014 World All-around bronze medalist and two-time (2014, 2016) European All-around bronze medalist. At the last stage of the pre-Olympic World Cup in July in Berlin, Rizatdinova has won three awards (gold in exercises with a hoop and clubs, and silver medal in the ribbon exercises).
Anna is ready to compete for the podium with Russians, who have long dominated in gymnastics. "It's hard to deal with Russia, yes, and we are not the first generation that competes with them. Our schools - Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian - compete for centuries," she commented.
Infostrada Sports gives Rizatdinova bronze.
The main contender for a medal as part of the Ukrainian national team is Oleg Vernyayev from Donetsk, who represented Ukraine at the 2012 Summer Olympics where he finished fourth with the team and eleventh in the personal all-around. He is the 2014 World Champion and 2014 European Champion on the parallel bars. In May this year, he became European champion in the vault (for the fourth time) and got the silver medal in the uneven bars.
Infostrada Sports believes Vernyaev is favorite of Ukrainian team, giving him four medals in the overall standings.
23-year-old Igor Radivilov from Mariupol also has good chances to win a second Olympic medal; he already has won a bronze in London. At the World Cup in Varna, Bulgaria, in May 2016, he won two gold medals - in the vault and in exercises on the rings. According to analysts, he is able to take Olympic silver in the vault.
It is symbolic that athletes from Donetsk region bring the greatest number of medals.
Angelina Kysla has become the only gymnast in the Ukrainian national team. Ukrainians has not won Olympic medals in this discipline since the days of the legendary Lilia Podkopayeva in 1996, and it is unlikely that this sad trend would be interrupted in Rio.
Angelina Kysla won the bronze medal at the uneven bars at the Universiade in 2011. She has competed at 2 World Championships and took a bronze at the Osijek World Cup in 2013. In 2014, Kysla won a silver with Oleg Verniaiev at the Swiss Cup.
This sport would be presented by one athlete from Ukraine - Natalia Moskvina. Moskvina and her partner Marina Kiyko shared third place with the Portuguese duo in synchronized diving at the European Championships. She took 5th place in trampoliningin personal superiority.