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Katerina "Katya" Pisetsky

(1986 - )

Katya Pisetsky is an Israeli rhythmic gymnast who competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games.

Pisetsky (bor February 26, 1986) was born in Ukraine and started gymnastics training when she was six years old. In 1999, one year after competing in her first international competition, Pisetsky immigrated to Israel.

Pisetsky won the 2002 Israeli Cup and placed second in 2003. Her first major competition representing Israel was the 2002 European Championships where she placed 13th in the All-Around and was the best-placing Israeli gymnast of the event. She also competed at the 2003 European Championships, where only the best 15 European gymnasts compete.

Pisetsky qualified for the 2004 European Championships thanks to an impressive 6th place finish in the Munich Grand Prix. In the tournament itself she came in 11th, just below the Olympic criteria. The Olympic Committee granted her a special exemption and allowed her to join the Olympic squad.

Pisetsky competed in the rhythmic gymnastics event at the 2004 Olympic Games and placed 16th in the Women's Individual All-Around Qualification.

Sources: Jews In Sports; Wikipedia