Tatiana Groshkova

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Coached by Elvira Saadi, Tatiana Groshkova can be described as one of the most talented gymnasts to have never appeared in a World Championships or Olympic Games. Despite having never appeared in a Group-1 competition, Groshkova has a cult following amongst gymnastics fans. Groshkova’s floor work was choreography and musical selection at its finest, while simultaneously being on the cutting edge of difficulty by including a Silivas in her routine. And yet, Groshkova was equally as legendary on beam as she was on floor.

It is rare for even a Hall of Fame gymnasts to be held in such high regard on not one, but two different apparatuses by gymnastics fans. For Groshkova, it is merely a reflection of how talented she was and how much appreciation fans have for her gymnastics. Groshkova would ultimately go down as a casualty of Soviet depth. After her coach departed for Canada, Groshkova made a short-lived attempt to salvage her career by competing for the Netherlands. It came to an end after she failed to obtain Dutch citizenship.

Results:

1986:
undefined URS-GDR Dual Meet (Junior): 3rd-AA

1987:
Champions All: 5th-AA

1988:
USSR Cup: 21st-AA, DNQ-VT, DNQ-UB, DNQ-BB, DNQ-FX
USSR Championships: 13th-AA

1989:
USSR Cup: 18th-AA
USSR Championships: 3rd-AA
Chunichi Cup: 8th-AA
Tokyo Cup: 1st-FX

1990:
Moscow News/World Stars: 2nd-AA, 3rd-UB (T), 3rd-BB (T), 1st-FX (T)
USSR Cup: 11th-AA, 1st-BB
European Championships: 10th-AA, 2nd-FX
Goodwill Games: Alternate
URS-USA Dual Meet: 9th-AA, 1st-Team
Massilia Gym Cup: 1st-AA
USSR Championships: 9th-AA
Avignon Jr. International: 1st-AA

1991:
Moscow News/World Stars: 7th-AA (T)—Competed as reserve.
USSR Championships/USSR Spartakiade:  9th-AA, 7th-UB, 8th-FX
This was a single competition with both the USSR Championships and USSR Spartakiade titles at stake.

1992:
Grand Prix of Zwijndrecht: 2nd-AA
Zierikzee International: 3rd-AA

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Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnastcGreats, Gymn-Forum, the official websites of various national gymnastics federations, newspaper clippings, classic gymnastics magazines, and in some cases, were provided by the gymnasts themselves. An explanation for the meaning of these undefined symbols can be found here.

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