| 2001 - present|
Ruth Fernandez Menedez
| Spanish Team Ritmo|
| May 24, 1986 (age 29)
Leon, Spain (1986-05-24) |
Carolina Rodriguez Ballesteros born (on May 24, 1986 in Leon, Spain) is a Spanish rhythmic gymnast. She is a veteran of the sport of RG who has started her senior career since the early 2000s.
Rodriguez started rhythmic gymnastics from the age of seven. She says, “Since the first time I saw this sport I fell in love with it.” She plays for the Ritmo club. She has three coaches who are Nina Vitrichenko, Ruth Fernandez Menendez, and Nuria Castano Fernandez. Rodriguez trains for 25 hours per week and she dreams of becoming an Olympic medalist.
In 2001 during the World Championships in Madrid, she became the Junior National Vice-Champion. She became the National Champion three times in individual performances. She was fourth at the 1999 European Championships in the Junior Group. Finally, she was first at the International Tournament of Portimao 1999 also as part of the Junior Group. Rodriguez has competed in two Olympic cycles at the 2004 Athens where she was member of the Spanish Group and at the 2012 London competing as an individual gymnast where she finished 14th in all-around qualifications.
In 2009 she won her first World Cup medal, a bronze in ball in Corbeil-Essonnes and won bronze medal in all-around at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara.
In 2013, Rodriguez had her breakthrough season, she won the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin beating Greek gymnast Varvara Filiou (silver) and France's Kseniya Moustafaeva (bronze). In 2014 season, Rodriguez achieved her highest placement in the World Cup series at the 2014 Lisboa World Cup finishing 4th in all-around. She qualified to 3 event finals and won a bronze in clubs. In May 30-June 1, Rodriguez competed at the 2014 Minsk World Cup and finished 14th in all-around. In June 10-15, Rodriguez competed at the 2014 European Championships and finished 10th in all-around. at a press conference, Rodriguez announce her plans to continue competing until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In August 8-10, Rodriguez competed at the 2014 Sofia World Cup finishing 11th in all-around finals. In September 22-28, Rodriguez placed a career high at the 2014 World Championships finishing 10th in the all-around finals with a total of 68.448 points and qualified to an event final (in ribbon) for the first time at Worlds. In 2015, Rodriguez competed at the 2015 Holon Grand Prix finishing 13th in all-around. Rodriguez finished 15th in all-around at the 2015 Berlin Grand Prix. In June 15-21, Rodriguez competed at the inaugural 2015 European Games where she finished 13th in the all-around. In July, Rodriguez won the all-around gold at the Izmir International Tournament ahead of Jana Berezko-Marggrander. In August, Rodriguez finished 14th in the all-around at the 2015 Sofia World Cup. In September 9–13, Vladinova competed at the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart and finished 10th in the All-around finals with a total of 70.248 points.
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