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Galima Shugurova

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Galima Shugurova is a Soviet Individual Rhythmic Gymnast
Rhythmic gymnastics
Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which individuals or teams of competitors manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus: rope, clubs, hoop, ball, ribbon and Free . An individual athlete only manipulates 1 apparatus at a time...

 born in Omsk
Omsk
-History:The wooden fort of Omsk was erected in 1716 to protect the expanding Russian frontier along the Ishim and the Irtysh rivers against the Kyrgyz nomads of the Steppes...

 on November 8, 1953. She was the third Soviet Rhythmic Gymnast to become World All-Around champion and the first ever European All-Around champion in 1978. Shugurova is an ethnic Tatar. She first appeared on the world stage in Varna
Varna
Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and third-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv, with a population of 334,870 inhabitants according to Census 2011...

, Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Bulgaria , officially the Republic of Bulgaria , is a parliamentary democracy within a unitary constitutional republic in Southeast Europe. The country borders Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, as well as the Black Sea to the east...

 in 1969
1969 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
IV World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships were held in Varna, Bulgaria from the 27th to the 29th of September, 1969.-Competitors:There were participants from 18 countries - Bulgaria, Soviet Union, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, East Germany, West Germany, Cuba, Poland, North Korea, Yugoslavia,...

 at 14 years of age, by the end of her debut she had two golds - rope and ball.

Four years later she had enormous charisma and an excellent standard of gymnastics. In Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. Starting as a dam on the Rotte river, Rotterdam has grown into a major international commercial centre...

, Netherlands
Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

 in 1973
1973 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
VI World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships were held from 15 November to 18 November 1973 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.-Medal Table:-Clubs:-Hoop:-Ball:-Ribbon:-Individual All-Around:-Group Final:-Group Preliminary:...

 she shared the world crown with the Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Bulgaria , officially the Republic of Bulgaria , is a parliamentary democracy within a unitary constitutional republic in Southeast Europe. The country borders Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, as well as the Black Sea to the east...

n Maria Gigova
Maria Gigova
Maria Gigova is a Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast. She was the first gymnast to become a triple world champion in rhythmic gymnastics with her titles in 1969, 1971, and 1973...

. Both of their ribbon routines at this Championship were to the same music - a piece from Bizet's ballet "Carmen
Carmen
Carmen is a French opéra comique by Georges Bizet. The libretto is by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, first published in 1845, itself possibly influenced by the narrative poem The Gypsies by Alexander Pushkin...

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