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Viktoria Komova is a gymnast competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for Russia. She is the 2011 world all-around silver medalist and 2010 Youth Olympic Champion.

Viktoria Komova made her much anticipated world championship debut in October 2011. In Tokyo, Komova went head-to-head with her American counterpart, Jordyn Wieber for the first time. The Russian was leading going into the final rotation of the all-around and while both made mistakes on the floor exercise that would decide the champion, the American prevailed. As Wieber wept tears of joy, Komova burst into tears of shock on the sideline and was comforted by her coach. Komova rebounded to win gold on the uneven bars (Wieber was fourth) and left Tokyo with three medals in her first Worlds (Russia won team silver).

Komova sustained a fluke right ankle injury in December 2010 after tripping over gym mats. She tried to work through the injury, but reinjured it at Russian Nationals in February 2011 and thus withdrew from the European Championship in April. Komova went to Munich in May for a consultation. It was determined she needed surgery, so on May 18 she had her ankle operated on. Komova was joined in Munich by her mother and teammate, 2010 world champion Aliya Mustafina, who had a post-op on her knee after April surgery. Komova resumed light training in late June, full training in mid-July, and by mid-August was back to competition (though with some watered down routines). She had a minor follow-up surgery to improve blood flow in March 2012, but only needed two weeks to recover.

Komova was on the radar long before 2010 and she did not disappoint in her biggest international season to date. The 16-year-old won Russian Nationals, the European Junior Championships, and the Youth Olympic all-around title (in addition to two event titles). Even with all her gymnastics success in 2010, Komova told International Gymnast her favorite moment of the year was receiving her birthday present, a Shih Tzu named Kutya.

Since capturing the Youth Olympic title in 2010, Komova says she has grown more than four inches. She told the Russian press that nothing has really changed with her added height, except on bars where her longer legs required her to make small adjustments.

Komova draws comparisons to 2008 Olympic champion Nastia Liukin for her fluidity, form, and old school Soviet style. While she does not have the polish of Liukin yet, she is already more powerful. Before her injury, Komova was attempting an Amanar on vault. Like Liukin, she is also the daughter of two former Soviet gymnasts. Komova's mother, Vera Kolesnikova, won the 1986 Goodwill Games. Kolesnikova is now an international judge.

While Komova was inspired by two-time Olympic bars champion Svetlana Khorkina, she told a Russian newspaper in 2009, "I want to be like Svetlana Khorkina ... even better."


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Age: 21 years old
Birthday: January 30, 1995
Height: 4' 11"
Weight: 82 lbs.
Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia
Current Residence: Moscow, Russia

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