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Vera Shtelbaums

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Residence  Omsk, Russia
Occupation  Gymnastics coach

Name  Vera Shtelbaums
Spouse  Nikolajs Stelbaums
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Full Name  Vera Efremovna Shtelbaums
Born  April 24, 1937 (age 78) (1937-04-24) Omsk, RSFSR, USSR
Alma mater  Omsk Institute of Physical Education
Known for  Russian rhythmic gymnastics trainer in Omsk youth school of Olympic reserve and in Novogorsk; coach of multiple Olympic and world champions

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Vera Efremovna Shtelbaums (Russian: Вера Ефремовна Штельбаумс; born April 24, 1937 in Omsk, Russia) is an honored and merited Master of Sports coach in Rhythmic gymnastics.


Coaching career

In 1959, she graduated from the Omsk Institute of Physical Education, for more than 25 years she was a head coach in the rhythmic gymnastics regional sports youth school of Olympic reserve in Omsk, Russia.

Over the years of her coaching career, she has produced multiple Olympic and World Champions notably Evgenia Kanaeva, Irina Tchachina and Ksenia Dudkina. She was the personal coach of Kanaeva since 2003 and Tchachina since 1993.

She is currently a member of the Presidium of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, leads the Omsk regional center of rhythmic gymnastics. She is an Honored coach of Russia and Honored Worker of Physical Culture.

Personal life

She has one daughter, Elena Arais who is also a rhythmic gymnastics coach and choreographer. Her husband Nikolay Shtelbaums, was a former Soviet speedskater.

Notable trainees

she has trained multiple World and Olympic champions including:

  • Evgenia Kanaeva - two time Olympic Champion (2008 Beijing and 2012 London) and three time all-around World Champion
  • Irina Tchachina - 2004 Olympic silver medalist, two time all-around World bronze medalist
  • Ksenia Dudkina - 2012 Olympics Group all-around gold medalist, European Group all-around champion
  • Vera Biryukova - 2016 Olympics Group all-around gold medalist and multiple World Cup medals
  • Maria Titova - 2013 Grand Prix Final all-around silver medalist
  • Zarina Gizikova - World and European Team gold medalist
  • Sofya Skomorokh - 2014 Youth Olympics Group all-around gold medalist, 2015 World Championship Group all-around gold medalist and 2015 European Games Group all-around gold medalist
  • Svetlana Putintseva - 2005 World Team gold medalist
  • Tatyana Reshetnikova - Group World champion
  • Natalia Reshetnikova - Group World champion
  • References

    Vera Shtelbaums Wikipedia

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