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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.
URS-GDR Dual Meet (Junior): 3rd-AA
Champions All: 5th-AA
USSR Cup: 21st-AA, DNQ-VT, DNQ-UB, DNQ-BB, DNQ-FX
USSR Championships: 13th-AA
USSR Cup: 18th-AA
USSR Championships: 3rd-AA
Chunichi Cup: 8th-AA
Tokyo Cup: 1st-FX
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
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.
Grand Prix of Zwijndrecht: 2nd-AA
Zierikzee International: 3rd-AA