Iryna Krasnianska

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Iryna Krasnianska
Full name Iryna V. Krasnianska
Alternative name(s) Ira
Nickname(s) Krasniaka
Country represented  Ukraine
Born (1987-11-19) November 19, 1987 (age 30)
Vologda, Russian SFSR
Hometown Cherkasy, Ukraine
Residence Kharkiv, Ukraine
Height 155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Discipline Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Club Biola
Head coach(es) Igor Korobchinsky
Assistant coach(es) Inna Korobchinskaya
Former coach(es) Alla Krasovskaya
Eponymous skills Uneven Bars

Iryna Krasnianska (Ukrainian: Ірина Василівна Краснянська - Direct Translation: Irina Krasnyanska/Krasnyanskaya), born on November 19, 1987 in Vologda, USSR is a World Champion Ukrainian gymnast from Cherkasy, Ukraine. She started gymnastics in 1992. Iryna is the daughter of Nina, an engineer and Vasili, a doctor. Krasnianska was a 2004 Olympian. Krasnianska is primarily known as an uneven bars and balance beam specialist.


Krasnianska competed at the 2003 World Championships in Anaheim, California. At the 2003 World Championships, Krasnyanska competed on uneven bars and balance beam in the team final where the Ukrainian team placed 7th. Individually she placed 7th in both the uneven bars and balance beam event finals. The next year, Krasnianska and the Ukrainian team won the silver medal at the 2004 European Championships. She also won a bronze medal on uneven bars and placed 4th on balance beam. Krasnianska made the 2004 Ukrainian Olympic team. At the Athens Olympic Games, Krasnianska and the Ukrainian team placed 4th, missing the bronze medal by less than a point. Individually, she did not advance to any individual finals.

Krasnianska became a World Champion when she won the Balance Beam final at the 2006 World Gymnastics Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Krasnianska's routine was notable for its flawless presentation and unique mount. Her score of 15.575 was posted after a nervous ten-minute delay and was enough to clinch the gold medal. Krasnianska competed at the 2007 European Champions where she made the balance beam final but she did not medal. At the same World Championships, Krasnianska and the Ukrainian team placed 5th in the team final. At the 2007 European Championships she placed 7th on balance beam. Iryna travelled to Stuttgart, Germany for the 2007 World Championships, but was forced to sit the events out due to an injury.

Eponymous Skills

Apparatus Name Description Difficulty
Uneven Bars Krasnianska From handstand, clear pike circle (inbar stalder) backwards to inverted pike support D

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