Anastasia Ilyinichna Bliznyuk was born on 28th June 1994 in Ukraine. She is a group rhythmic gymnast representing Russia. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, winning gold medals in the group all-around event in 2012 and 2016Summer Olympics held in London and Rio de Janeiro respectively.
Her other Achievements:-
Won a gold medal and a bronze medal in the 2 Ribbon+3 Balls and Group all-around events respectively at the 2013 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Bagged three gold medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships in 2012 and 2016
Earned gold medals at the 2013 Summer Universiade in group all-around, 10 clubs and 2 ribbon+3 balls events