It takes quite an effort to list all the titles held by this celebrated sportswoman, but here we go: winner of the 28th Olympic Games Athens, 2004; bronze medal winner at the 27th Olympic Games in Sydney, 2000; twice all-round world champion (1999 and 2003); five times all-round European champion (1998-2000, 2002, 2004); six times all-round Russian champion (1999-2001, 2004, 2006-2007).
During the rhythmic gymnastics tournament in Samara, every minute of Alina Kabaeva’s schedule was mapped out: watching the competition, discussing the tournament’s future, touring the Gratsiya sports centre, handing out autographs etc…Yet she still found time to give an interview to “VK”.
Alina Kabaeva is a brand name. Behind it is a young woman and a dynamic public figure. I first met her when I was a participant in the Young Journalists’ School project, which was founded on her initiative and has been run for the past two years as an exclusive project of the Alina Kabaeva Charity Foundation. It’s a school about ethics, about expanding horizons and breaking down stereotypes for young journalists.
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma’s Youth Affairs Committee Alina Kabaeva in an interview with ER.RU.