Gymnast Denis Ablyazin


Denis Ablyazin is the first honoured master of gymnastics in history from his home region of Penza Oblast. At his debut at the Olympic Games in London Denis won two medals — a silver and a bronze for his strongest events — the vault and the floor.

Denis Ablyazin is the first honoured master of gymnastics in history from his home region of Penza Oblast. At his debut at the Olympic Games in London Denis won two medals — a silver and a bronze for his strongest events — the vault and the floor. Even with such achievements the ambitious and goal-oriented athlete doesn’t plan to quit anytime soon and has his eyes set on a bigger prize — an Olympic gold. A famed athlete and one of the leaders of the Russian national team, Ablyazin has breathed new life into men’s gymnastics in Russia after a long lull, helping to revive the spirit and hopes Russian gymnastics fans have in their representatives returning to the highest pedestal and winning an Olympic gold.