Flávia Saraiva

Flávia Lopes Saraiva (born September 30, 1999) is a Brazilian artistic gymnast. She represented Brazil at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China[3] and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Flávia Saraiva
Flávia Saraiva 2016b
Saraiva at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameFlávia Lopes Saraiva
Country represented Brazil
BornSeptember 30, 1999 (age 19)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.41 m (4 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight31 kg (68 lb)
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior international elite
Years on national team2012–present
ClubFlamengo[2]
Head coach(es)Francisco Porath Neto
Assistant coach(es)Juliana Fajardo
Former coach(es)Alexandre Carvalho[2]

Junior career

2013

Saraiva's first international competition was the Houston National Invitational, where she finished 10th in the all-around competition. In December, she competed at the 2013 Gymnasiade in her own country, and won gold medals in floor exercise, balance beam and silver with her team and placed sixth on uneven bars.

2014

Saraiva started her 2014 season by competing at the WOGA Classic in Plano, Texas. She placed first on balance beam, second with her team and fifth in the all-around. In March, she competed at the Junior Pan American Championships, a qualifier meet for the Youth Olympic Games. There she had an outstanding meet, as she placed first in the all-around and on floor, second with the team and third on bars and beam. In August she was crowned Brazilian National Junior Champion, an added a bronze on beam to her medal haul. She replaced injured teammate Rebeca Andrade and competed at the 2014 Youth Summer Olympics. She had a great competition there, qualifying to the all-around and to the beam and floor finals. She medaled on all of them, winning silver in the AA and beam and gold on floor.

Senior career

2015

Saraiva made her senior international debut at the FIG World Challenge Cup in São Paulo. She won the floor exercise, and got the silver medal on balance beam behind China's Shang Chunsong.

At the Pan American Games, she took the bronze medal in the all around behind Canada's Ellie Black and USA's Madison Desch. In the team competition, Brazil took bronze behind the USA and Canada.

2016

Saraiva represented Brazil at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She helped the team qualify 5th into the team finals, and individually qualified in 19th and 3rd into the individual all around and balance beam finals respectively. In the team final, she placed 8th with her team. Although she had originally qualified to the all around final, she was replaced by Jade Barbosa so that she could focus on the beam final. In the balance beam final, Flavia was last to compete. After having several big wobbles, she placed 5th behind Marine Boyer of France (4th) and Simone Biles of USA (3rd).[4] She was the shortest athlete in the games.[5] In 2018 she was selected for the Pan American team. There she won a silver with the Brazilian team and ones on floor exercise and beam. She also won a bronze in the all around. She was then selected for the world championships in Doha. There she qualified for the individual all around final in 10th place and the floor final in 5th. The Brazilian team qualified to the team final in 5th. After several mistakes on the uneven bars Brazil came in 7th. After a fall on balance beam in the all around final she came in 8th place. She finished on floor in 5th. She had a step out of bounds in the floor final the costed her the bronze.

Competitive history

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2014 Youth Olympic Games 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
2015 Pan American Games 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
São Paulo World Cup 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
2016 Baku World Cup 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Olympic Test Event 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Anadia World Cup 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Olympic Games 8 5
2017 City of Jesolo Trophy 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Koper World Cup 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Osijek World Challenge Cup 5 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2018 City of Jesolo Trophy 2nd, silver medalist(s) 8 2nd, silver medalist(s)
South American Games 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Pan American Championships 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
World Championships 7 8 5
Arthur Gander Memorial 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Swiss Cup 6
Cottbus World Cup 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)

References

  1. ^ Flávia Saraiva Archived 2016-08-06 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. ^ a b Flávia Saraiva. cob.org.br
  3. ^ "Com lesão no dedinho, ginasta está fora das Olimpíadas da Juventude | globoesporte.com". globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  4. ^ "Flavia LOPES SARAIVA". www.olympic.org. 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36984887. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Inaugural
Brazilian Athlete of the Year (Fan's Choice)
2014
Succeeded by
Thiago Pereira
2014 in artistic gymnastics

Below is a list of notable artistic gymnastics events scheduled to be held in 2014, as well as the WAG medalists at each event.

2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series

The 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series was a series of stages where events in men's and women's artistic gymnastics were contested.

2015 São Paulo World Cup

The 2015 São Paulo World Challenge Cup was a gymnastics competition held in the southeastern city of São Paulo, one of the largest cities in Brazil. It was held in the Geraldo José de Almeida Gym from May 1 to May 3, 2015.

2016 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series

The 2016 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series was a series of stages where events in men's and women's artistic gymnastics were contested.

2016 Gymnastics Olympic Test Event

The 2016 Olympic Gymnastics Test Event, known officially as Aquece Rio 2016, served as the final qualifier to the gymnastics events at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2016 in artistic gymnastics

Below is a list of notable women's artistic gymnastics events scheduled to be held in 2016, as well as the medalists.

2018 Pan American Gymnastics Championships

The 2018 Pan American Gymnastics Championships was held in Lima, Peru, in September, 2018. Three gymnastics disciplines were contested: artistic gymnastics (from September 11 to 16), rhythmic gymnastics (from September 26 to 30) and trampoline (from September 5 to 9). The event was organized by the Peruvian Gymnastics Federation under the supervision of the Pan American Gymnastics Union and the International Gymnastics Federation, and served as qualification for the 2019 Pan American Games, which will also be held in Lima, Peru.

Brazil at the Youth Olympics

Brazil has participated at the Youth Olympic Games since the inaugural summer edition in 2010 and every edition after that. Brazil is currently ranked 17th on the Summer Games all-time medal table and the country has not yet won a medal at the Winter Youth Olympics.

Brazil women's national gymnastics team

The Brazil women's national artistic gymnastics team represents Brazil in FIG international competitions.

Gymnastics at the 2013 Gymnasiade

Gymnastics at the 2013 Gymnasiade was held from November to December 2013. The competitions took place in Brasilia, Brazil.

Gymnastics at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics

Gymnastics at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics was held from 17 to 27 August at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre in Nanjing, China.

Gymnastics at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics – Girls' artistic individual all-around

The girl's artistic individual all-around at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics was held on August 20 at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre.

Gymnastics at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics – Girls' balance beam

The Girl's balance beam event final for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics took place on the 24th of August at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium.

Gymnastics at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics – Girls' floor

The Girl's floor event final for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics took place on the 24th of August at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium.

Gymnastics at the 2015 Pan American Games – Women's artistic team all-around

The women's artistic team all-around gymnastic event at the 2015 Pan American Games was held on July 12 at the Toronto Coliseum. This event also acted as the qualification for the all-around and event finals.

Gymnastics at the 2015 Pan American Games – Women's balance beam

The women's balance beam gymnastic event at the 2015 Pan American Games was held on July 15 at the Toronto Coliseum.

Gymnastics at the 2015 Pan American Games – Women's floor

The women's floor gymnastic event at the 2015 Pan American Games was held on July 15 at the Toronto Coliseum.

Gymnastics at the 2018 South American Games

Gymnastics events were competed at the 2018 South American Games in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from May 26 to June 8, 2018.

Gymnastics at the Youth Olympic Games

Gymnastics was inducted at the Youth Olympic Games at the inaugural edition in 2010. Since the first edition, three disciplines are contested: artistic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics -- both for boys and girls, and rhythmic gymnastics only for girls. In 2018, acrobatic gymnastics will join the programme, as well as an international team competition gathering gymnasts from all disciplines.

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