Name Nikita Ignatyev
Residence Moscow, Russia
|Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)|
Country represented Russia
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
|Full name Nikita Alekseevich Ignatyev|
Born June 21, 1992 (age 23) Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast (1992-06-21)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Ukraine's Verniaiev wins Individual All-Around Gold | Gymnastics Artistic | Baku 2015 European Games
Nikita Alekseevich Ignatyev (Russian: Никита Алексеевич Игнатьев, born 21 June 1992 in Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia) is a Russian artistic gymnast. He is the 2015 European Games All-around bronze medalist.
- Ukraines Verniaiev wins Individual All Around Gold Gymnastics Artistic Baku 2015 European Games
Ignatyev has started gymnastics since 1997. In 2003 he moved to the town of Leninsk-Kuznetsky, training in the sports school for gymnastics. In 2010 he attended the Kuzbass State Pedagogical Academy and selected to be with the Russian team for men's artistic gymnastics. He won the all-around at the 28th Gander Memorial in Morges, Switzerland.
In 2012, Ignatyev was not selected to compete but was an alternate for the Russian men's team for the 2012 London Olympics.
In 2013, Ignatyev, alongside the Russian team (Nikolai Kuksenkov, Emin Garibov, Denis Ablyazin and David Belyavskiy) won Russia the team gold at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan.
In 2014, In May 19-25, at the 2014 European Championships in Sofia. Ignatyev along with teammates (Denis Ablyazin, Aleksandr Balandin, David Belyavskiy, Nikolai Kuksenkov) won Russia the Team Event gold medal with a total score of 267.959 ahead of Great Britain. At the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, Ignatyev also competed along teammates (Denis Ablyazin, David Belyavskiy, Nikolai Kuksenkov, Daniil Kazachkov and Ivan Stretovich) with Team Russia finishing 5th in the Team Final.
In June 2015, Ignatyev competed in the 2015 European Games, winning gold in the Team Competition (with teammates David Belyavskiy and Nikolai Kuksenkov). He qualified for the all-around ahead of teammate Nikolai Kuksenkov and won the all-around bronze. In apparatus finals, he won silver in Rings and silver in Horizontal Bar. He became the all-around champion at the Russian Cup in September.
Ignatyev was member the Russian men competing at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, together with teammates (Denis Ablyazin, Ivan Stretovich, Nikolai Kuksenkov, Nikita Nagornyy and David Belyavskiy)
On May 25-29, Ignatyev (together with David Belyavskiy, Denis Ablyazin, Nikolai Kuksenkov and Nikita Nagornyy) won Russia the Team gold at the 2016 European Championships. Ignatyev was initially named to the Olympic Team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but was replaced by Ivan Stretovich only a few days before the Games began.