|Club Neli Saladze Academy|
Home town Tbilisi
Name Salome Pazhava
Disciplines Rhythmic gymnastics
|Hometown Tbilisi, Georgia|
Height 1.68 m
Country represented Georgia
Weight 47 kg
|Born 3 September 1997 (age 18)
Moscow, Russia (1997-09-03) |
Level Senior International Elite
Alternative name(s) Salome Phajava
Years on national team 2010 - present
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Salome Pazhava (Georgian: სალომე ფაჟავა; born September 3, 1997) is a Georgian individual rhythmic gymnast. She is Georgia's most successful rhythmic gymnast after Irina Gabashvili.
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- Personal life
- Junior career
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Pazhava is an only child. She speaks Georgian, Russian, and English.
Pazhava started appearing in international junior competitions in 2005. She was a member of the Georgian junior team that won the team bronze medal at the 2012 European Junior Championships in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She finished 6th in the ribbon final.
In 2013, Pazhava debuted as a senior and competed in the World Cup and Grand Prix Series. At the 2013 World Cup series in St.Petersburg, Russia, she finished 13th in all-around. She competed in her first Worlds at the 2013 World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine where she finished 20th in the All-around final. She has appeared in the episode of Georgia's Got Talent!, performing with a traditional Georgian dance.
In 2014, Pazhava started her season at the 2014 Moscow Grand Prix, finishing 9th in all-around. She qualified to event finals in clubs and ribbon. She then competed at the 2014 Stuttgart World Cup where she finished 14th in the all-around. At the 2014 MTM International Tournament, Pazhava won the all-around bronze medal behind France's Kseniya Moustafaeva. In May 9–11, she competed at the 2014 Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup and finished 9th in all-around with an overall score of 67.666 points.
At the 2014 Minsk World Cup, Pazhava finished 15th in all-around. In June, she competed at the 2014 European Championships and finished 9th in all-around with a total of 68.316 points. In September, at the 2014 World Cup series in Kazan, Russia, she placed 16th in all-around and qualified to two event finals, finishing 6th in ribbon and 8th in clubs. In September 22–28, she represented Georgia at the 2014 World Championships, finishing 13th in the all-around finals with a total score 67.182 points. In October 17–19, she finished 6th in the all-around finals behind Katsiaryna Halkina at the 2014 Aeon Cup in Tokyo, Japan.
In 2015, Pazhava began the season at the 2015 Moscow Grand Prix, finishing 11th in the all-around. She qualified to two event finals taking the bronze in clubs. In April 10–12, she placed 8th in all-around at the 2015 Pesaro World Cup with a score of 69.500 points, and qualified to two apparatus finals, placing 7th in ball and clubs.
At the 2015 European Championships, Team Georgia finished 8th and Pazhava qualified to all four event finals – placing 4th in hoop, 6th in ball, 7th in clubs and 6th in ribbon. At the 2015 Holon Grand Prix, she finished 6th in all-around with a total of 71.683 points. She qualified to all four event finals. At the 2015 Grand Prix Berlin, Pazhava finished 6th in all-around with a total of 70.900 points and qualified to all four event finals.
In June 15–21, Pazhava competed at the inaugural 2015 European Games where she finished 5th in the all-around with a total score of 71.900 points. She qualified to all four apparatus finals, taking a historic bronze medal in ribbon (a first for a Georgian rhythmic gymnast in any continental competition); she finished 4th in hoop, ball and clubs. At the 2015 World Cup series in Kazan, Pazhava finished 6th in the all-around with a total of 69.950 points and qualified to three apparatus finals. She placed 8th in hoop after a drop and finishing the routine without apparatus, and 7th in ball with two drops. Performing her last routine, she won the bronze medal in clubs, becoming the first Georgian gymnast to win a medal at a World Cup stage.
In September, Pazhava qualified to two apparatus finals at the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart; she finished 7th in hoop (17.766) and 5th in clubs (18.000). In the all-around finals, she narrowly missed the bronze medal, scoring a total of 71.782 points and finishing in 4th place behind Belarusian Melitina Staniouta. At the 2015 Aeon Cup, held in October in Tokyo, Pazhava finished 5th in the individual all-around finals with a total of 71.099 points.
In 2016, Pazhava began her season at the 2016 Grand Prix Moscow, finishing 7th in the all-around with a total of 71.748 and winning the bronze medal in the hoop final. After recovering from a minor leg injury, Pazhava returned to competition in May at the Brno Grand Prix. She finished 6th in the all-around with a total of 70.750 points and she qualified to three apparatus finals, taking bronze in clubs, and placing 4th in ball and hoop.
In May, Pazhava finished 4th in the all-around with a total of 72.850 points at the 2016 Grand Prix Bucharest behind Russian Dina Averina. Having qualified to all apparatus finals, she won gold in clubs ahead of Averina and two silver medals (hoop and ribbon), and placed 5th in ball. At the 2016 Guadalajara World Cup, she finished 6th in the all-around and qualified to all four apparatus finals.
In June, Pazhava finished fifth at the 2016 European Championships, scoring a new personal best total of 73.433 points. At the 2016 Berlin World Cup in July, she won the all-around bronze with a total of 73.150 (tied with Katsiaryna Halkina and qualified to all apparatus finals; she won bronze in ball and ribbon (tied with Staniouta) and placed 7th in hoop and clubs. Pazhava then finished 8th in the all-around behind Marina Durunda at the 2016 Kazan World Cup with a total of 72.000 points. She qualified to all apparatus finals; during her last event in ribbon, Pazhava scored 0 points as her music stopped halfway even as she performed her ribbon routine twice.
On August 19-20, Pazhava competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She finished a disappointing 14th place after a series of mistake filled routines in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications, thus was unable to get into the top 10 finals. She competed at the Olympics with an injured knee.
In 2017 Season, recovering from her previous injury, Pazhava suffered another setback injuring her arm, thus withdrawing her name in the entry list for the 2017 World Cup events. On August 11-13, Pazhava was able to recover and competed in the last event of the World Cup series, at the 2017 Kazan World Challenge Cup where she finished 8h in the all-around, she qualified in 2 apparatus finals and finished 8th in clubs, 6th in ribbon. On August 30 - September 3, Pazhava was able to compete at the 2017 World Championships in Pesaro, Italy; she qualified in the clubs final and finished in 8th place, she finished a disappointing 15th place in the all-around final after multiple errors and drops from her apparatus.