NAGORNYY Nikita

12 Feb 1997
24
Male
Youth Olympian
1.68/5'6''
ROSTOV-NA-DONU
 
Russian Federation
MOSCOW
 
Russian Federation

Events and Medals

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Men
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Men
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Floor
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Vault
Rescheduled
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Horizonal Bar
Rescheduled

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocationFXVTHBPBPHSRAATeam
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA42568612116282

Youth Olympic Games
YearLocationFXVTHBPBPHSRAA
2014Nanjing, CHN4381112

World Championships
YearLocationFXVTHBPBPHSRAATeam
2019Stuttgart, GER61119161211
2018Doha, QAT6516106532
2017Montreal, QC, CAN36351134221110-
2015Glasgow, GBR3812117162440284

European Championships
YearLocationFXVTHBPBPHSRAATeam
2021Basel, SUI17106221-
2019Szczecin, POL109151441-
2018Glasgow, GBR4-9994-1
2017Cluj-Napoca, ROU--743-9--

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2017
YearAA
20191 x 1st
20181 x 2nd

World Cup - Ten best performances since 2017
RankYearEventLocationResult
12019All-AroundBirmingham, GBR85.065
22018All-AroundBirmingham, GBR84.731


Legend
FX - Floor Excercise, VT - Vault, HB - Horizontal Bar, PB - Parallel Bars, PH - Pommel Horse, SR - Rings, AA - Individual All-Around, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
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Coaching - Smolensk State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism, Russian Federation
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Wife Daria Spiridonova
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Russian
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Dinamo Moscow [RUS] / Rostov-na-Donu Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.2 [RUS] [Russian Federation]
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Anatoly Zabelin [personal], RUS
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His wife Daria Spiridonova has represented the Russian Federation in artistic gymnastics, and won a silver medal in the team event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (vtbrussia.ru, 27 May 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Dec 2018)
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2015 for Russian Federation (rsport.ru, 20 Apr 2015)
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He competed at the 2017 Russian Championships despite suffering from a foot injury. (intlgymnast.com, 05 Mar 2017)
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2014 (rsport.ru, 20 Apr 2015)
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He took up gymnastics at age six in Rostov-na-Donu, Russian Federation. (vtbrussia.ru, 27 May 2020)
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He was a mischievous child so his grandmother, who was tasked with disciplining him, took him to a gymnastics club where one of her friends worked as a coach, to channel his energy. (uniorsport.ru, 28 Aug 2014)
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To win a gold medal in the team event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (gymnastics.sport, 26 Apr 2021)
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Winning a silver medal in the team event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 24 Sep 2019)
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Russian artistic gymnast Alexei Nemov, Japanese artistic gymnast Kohei Uchimura. (tass.ru, 09 Nov 2020)
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His father. (vtbrussia.ru, 12 Dec 2017)
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"Nothing in this life is easy. The price of success, as a rule, is smaller than the price of failure." (Athlete, 19 Sep 2018)
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He was named GQ Russia's 2020 Athlete of the Year. (gq.ru, 18 Nov 2020)

He was named the Ministry of Sports of Russia's 2020 Athlete of the Year. (donland.ru, 06 Nov 2020)

For his performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport and the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] of the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 09 Aug 2016; kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

In December 2016 the Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.2 in Rostov-na-Donu, Russian Federation, named one of its gyms in his honour. (rostovgymnast.ru, 27 Dec 2016)

General Interest

General
NAMED ELEMENT
He credits the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 for encouraging him to learn a triple salto backward piked on floor exercise, which he debuted at the 2021 European Championships in Basel, Switzerland. The skill was subsequently named 'the Nagornyy' by the International Gymnastics Federation [FIG] and awarded an "I" element value. "It was my dream, one of the few in sports. Who suggested that I do this triple somersault? The coronavirus is to blame for everything. Being in a long quarantine, I got the idea to do such a somersault. The first time I tried it on a trampoline, and I kept in my head the idea that it is possible to do it on the floor in competitions. The story is not as beautiful as it might seem, but a dream come true, a personalised element." (FIG Facebook page, 03 May 2021; championat.com, 25 Apr 2021).

CHAMPIONS ACADEMY
In 2018 he founded Champions Academy gymnastics school for children and adults in Putilkovo, close to Moscow, Russian Federation. "It's a commercial enterprise. I want to earn in order to be able to create gyms in [Russian] regions. Maybe, some time later, like-minded people will appear with whom we will join our efforts. My dream is to help the development of gymnastics in the regions. There are a lot of schools in Moscow but people from other places write to me that they would like to do gymnastics but it's not possible anywhere. I would like to give an opportunity to such people to try to practise our sport. And let the children, who are still deciding on which sport to do, make a choice in favour of gymnastics." (teamrussia.pro, 24 Apr 2019; Instagram profile, 30 Sep 2018)

YOUTH ARMY CHIEF
In December 2020 he was appointed to the post of chief of the headquarters of Yunarmia [Youth Army], an All-Russian youth movement involving 700,000 young people and with branches in every region on the country. (rostovgazata.ru, 20 Dec 2020; avangard.center, 28 Apr 2021)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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