Russian rhythmic gymnast Alexandra Soldatova
Russian rhythmic gymnast Alexandra Soldatova is the 2012 European Junior ribbon champion, the 2014 Russian National all-around bronze medalist and two-time Russian Junior National all-around medalist. Alexandra burst onto the top of four leaders, among them – Kudryavtseva, Mamun, and Titova. She will perform at the World Cup, which will be held in late September in Izmir, Turkey. Soldatova was born 1 June 1998, in Sterlitamak, Bashkortostan, Russia. She is currently living in Moscow and trained by by Anna Shumilova.
Soldatova won gold in the all-around and event finals in ribbon, clubs and hoop in the 2011 Irina Deleanu Cup. At the World Club Cup, the 2011 Aeon Cup in Tokyo, Japan, she won the junior all-around gold together with the Gazprom Team. At the Russian National Junior Championships, she won the bronze in 2012 and silver in 2013 in the all-around.
In 2012, Soldatova started her season at the 2012 Moscow Grand Prix. She won the all-around gold at the Schmiden International Tournament and all event finals before winning Team gold with Dina Averina and Arina Averina at the 2012 MTM Ljubljana. After winning gold in ribbon at the 2012 Pesaro Junior World Cup, she the all-around title at the 2012 Sofia Junior World Cup and all the event finals. At the 2012 European Junior Championships, Soldatova won the gold medal in ribbon as well as helping the Russian junior team (with Yana Kudryavtseva, Yulia Sinitsina and Diana Borisova) win the junior team gold medal.
Competing at the 2013 Russian Spartakiada’s 6th Summer Student Games, Soldatova won the all-around gold ahead of the Averina twins, as well as gold in ribbon and silver in clubs and hoop. In October, she was the all-around gold medalist in the junior division in the Italian Serie A.
In 2014 Season Soldatova was part of the reserve team, nevertheless she made her senior debut competing in the senior international tournament division at the 2014 Moscow Grand Prix where she won the bronze medal in the All-around behind the Averina Twins (Dina and Arina).
Soldatova was assigned to her first World Cup event after replacing Yulia Sinitsina in the entry list for the 2014 Debrecen World Cup where Soldatova finished 1st place in the all-around with a total score of 70.750 points, beating 2013 World Silver medalist Ganna Rizatdinova for the gold. In event finals, she won gold in clubs (18.067) and ribbon (17.633), silver in ball (17.583) and bronze in hoop (17.283) points.
At the 2014 Baltic Hoop she won the all-around gold medal. She won 3 gold medals in event finals: (in hoop, clubs, ribbon) and finished 4th in ball. In April 23–27 2014, Soldatova won the all-around bronze medal at the Russian Championships.
In July 4-6, Soldatova competed at the Izmir Tournament Cup and won the all-around gold ahead of teammate Maria Titova, she qualified to all 4 event finals and won gold in ribbon, 3 silver medals (hoop, ball and clubs).
In August 16-17, Soldatova was invited for an international competition meet in Vitoria, Brazil where she won the all-around gold.