Anna Pavlova, a well known Russian gymnast, was sidelined with a knee injury for awhile in 2013. She did not have much hope of moving to the forefront of Russian gymnasts. So she did what several gymnasts before her did – She changed nations! Anna became an artistic gymnast for Azerbaijani. This is one of the small countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union.
In 2014 she earned a silver medal in vault at the European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships. She decided to retire in 2015.
The video above shows some of the highlights of her gymnastics career in the past. Anna is best known for winning two bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics in 2004.