Anna Rizatdinova, the Ukrainian gymnast and bronze holder of Summer Olympics of Rio 2016, was named the number 1 athlete of September 2016 – according to the National Olympic Committee. The Committee’s press service reported this on October 3.
Last month in Tokyo, Rizatdinova came second in all-round event at the Aeon Cup 2016, the unofficial world championship in free calisthenics.
Anna Rizatdinova, born in Sumferopol, Crimea, is one of the leading Ukrainian gymnasts. She claimed bronze at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio; she is also a two-time world medalist (silver in 2013, bronze in 2014), and holder of bronze awards in European championships (2014 and 2016).