Aliya Mustafina: biography and personal life

Aliya Mustafina Fargatovna - Russian athlete, gymnast. She did not once won the World and European championships. He suffered several serious injuries. In 2012, she was named female athlete of the year in the Russian Federation (gymnastics). In 2016 Aliya Mustafina married. She is honored master of sports of the Russian Federation. Alia - one of the best modern gymnasts.


Aliya Mustafina was born September 30, 1994 in Egorievsk. Her mother, Elena Kuznetsova - teacher of physics. Father, Farhat Mustafin - professional wrestler of Greco-Roman style. When Alia was born, he worked as a coach at CSKA. Mustafina I have a younger sister Naila. She is also involved in gymnastics and has become a master of sports. The sisters and grandparents on his mother - from the Moscow region, and for his father - in Nizhny Novgorod.

Aliya Mustafina: biography and personal life


Aliya Mustafina, like everyone else, she graduated from high school. Then came a sports university. But to be a coach in the future it would not be desirable. While the choice of high school was a good one, as the champion was able to combine training, competition and learning. Alia understands that higher education it will come in handy in the future. At first, it can work as a coach, and then, perhaps, will find something to their liking.

The first training

Alia six year resulted in section father gymnastics. After a while she began to win victories in their first competitions. On the third Games Aliya he won just five gold medals. But soon dropped workout. The reason was a quarrel with coach D. Kamalova. After a while Alia returned to employment. But a new coach - Alexander Alexandrov. With him the young athlete has found a common language.

Aliya Mustafina: biography and personal life

In the junior group

In 2007 Aliya Mustafina Fargatovna performed in informal competitions among juniors in Yokohama. From there, she brought home five silver medals, 5 gold losing Rebecca Bross. In 2008, in Clermont-Ferrand at the European Championship Alia won the team tournament in the first place, and in the all-around - Silver.

Adult Career

In 2009, the Russian athlete won the championship gold, the second the same medal - for the team competition. In some Multiathlon taken 1, 2 and 3 locations. Cup - won in the all-around. These competitions are qualifiers, but as Alia had not yet turned 16 years old, she could not get to the World Cup.

Aliya Mustafina: biography and personal life

From the World gimnaziady Mustafina brought 5 gold medals and one silver. After a long break she again began to participate in the competition only since 2010. At the European Championships Aliya Mustafina took gold and two silver medals. In Rotterdam in the national team participated in the tournament for the Open Cup in Japan.

Mustafina became a member of the team that was supposed to act in the world championship in 2010 won two gold and three silver medals. In 2011, she acted in Jacksonville, where she took second place. In Paris, the first in three kinds of all-round. In 2013, he won the gold medal in Moscow.

Aliya Mustafina: biography and personal life


April 8, 2011 was a bad day for Alia. At the European Championships athlete she injured her leg. Alia landed badly after a vault. Carries with it the platform had to coach the team. Because of injuries, she was removed from further competition.

Alia examined by German doctors and was diagnosed with cruciate ligament rupture on his left knee. Operation is required. She was held April 13 at a special clinic. After the surgery required long rehabilitation. As a result, Aliya Mustafina missed the World Cup, and the train began again only three months after the injury.

Many wondered how quickly recovered Mustafina, since the injury was very severe. Andrew Rodionenko thought that Alia is now there fear of speaking and it will not allow even to maintain the level of excellence achieved. But Alia was confident that the fear she does not have and never will.

Aliya Mustafina: biography and personal life

Olympics 2012

Indeed, the athlete has fully recovered soon. In 2012, we passed the Olympic Games in London, where Alia excelled again to win another gold, silver and bronze. As a result, the athlete became the most titled Russian woman. For achievements champion personally congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Sports V. Mutko and head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. In an interview with Alia reported that the gym is not going to throw, and will continue to prepare for the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


A few days before the competition champion bad cold. Doctors allowed her to participate in the Universiade in 2013, but the difficulty was that Alia had missed a week of training. And the athlete has once again proved its professionalism, winning gold and second place.

Aliya Mustafina and participated in the World Cup 2013. In the final day, she was on the 4 position. But was able to win two bronze medals. And on the final day Mustafina won another gold. In 2014, at the European Championships in Sofia athlete won bronze again. And in June it was made in Germany surgery on the ankle. Rehabilitation take months. But in August Mustafina again wins another victory for the Cup of Russia. And then it was necessary to treat the champion back in Germany.

Aliya Mustafina: biography and personal life


Valentine Rodionenko, senior coach of the Russian national team, believes that the nature of Alia quite difficult. But there is a very good quality: it is fast to assemble, if necessary. Coach Alexander Alexandrov sure that all the champions complex characters. Complaisant but he does not like. Yet Alia is different from the rest. She - the most difficult student. Father Alija agree with the coaches, but adds that his eldest daughter at the same time very vulnerable.


Personal life champion is quite romantic. Aliya Mustafina and Alexey Zaitsev met in the autumn of 2015 they the same age. Introducing young people took place in the hospital. Chosen Alia - athlete and they both recovered from injuries. Roman received rapid development.

But with the wedding, young people not in a hurry. Their love is tested by time. The meetings were rare - between workouts, competitions - and lasted for a year. It did not stop, and the Alia and Alex live in different cities. But finally came the news that a year later after a meeting held wedding Aliya Mustafina.

Her choice does not yet have so many awards as his lover. But he had already won first place in the European and Russian championships. While his age in bobsleigh is equivalent to junior. So young there is still a lot of time to conquer the sport Olympus. Wedding Aliya Mustafina and Alexey Zaitsev held November 3, 2016

Young as like, did not organize a magnificent celebration. It was a modest, home-style. The wedding took place at the home of Alexei, in Krasnodar. Until recently it has not been known not only the media, but even coaches and friends. Joyful event lovers kept secret until recently.