Yulia Krupskaya

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She was coached by Alla Kotova at Dinamo Moscow, who would later coach another beautiful yet perpetually injured gymnast, Nadezhda Ivanova.

She struggled with an ankle injury throughout 1998 and finished 14th at the 1999 Russia Cup. She appears to have retired after then.
 
Ivanova started beam before the green light at 2004 junior euros and nearly cost the gold. But it was a beautiful routine.
 
In the end, they only faced each other as juniors, at the 2004 WOGA Classic. I think it ended up Liukin- Ivanova- Zgoba.

I think the whole Liukin v Ivanova stuff was really just the gymnternet getting over excited- Ivanova had even less vaulting ability than Liukin so I don’t think she’d have ever made it as a top AAer. Domestically she was struggling to beat Kristina Pravdina, who was the top ranked 1990 born gymnast.
 

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