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Potential Comebacks 2014 - Maria Paseka (Russia)

Maria was last seen competing at the Russian Cup in August. After a successful 2012 and 2013, including medals at the Olympic Games, European Championships and Universiade, Maria was named to the team to represent Russia at the 2013 World Championships. Originally slated to compete vault, uneven bars and floor exercise, Maria withdrew from the latter two due to back pain. She then withdrew from vault as well due to issues worsening. She was then entered to compete in the Swiss Cup in November but withdrew from that as well due to continuing issues with her back. Fans of Maria hope to see her back in competition early next year and hope to see a continuous improvement in all events. She will be able to help a Russian team lacking in depth, particularly on vault.

Past Results

2010 Junior European Championships: gold - team; silver - vault

2011 Russian Cup: bronze - vault

2012 Olympic Games: silver - team; bronze - vault

2013 Russian Championships: gold - vault; silver - team

2013 European Championships: bronze - uneven bars

2013 Universiade: gold - team; bronze - vault

2013 Russian Cup: silver - vault, uneven bars; bronze - floor