Alexander Artemev

Birthdate: 8/29/1985
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Wheatridge, CO
Head Coach: Vladimir Artemev


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Career Highlights

Artemev was an alternate on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team for men's gymnastics, but was named to the team just two days before competition began because of an injury to Morgan Hamm. Artemev and his teammates went on to win the team bronze medal, and he qualified for the all-around and pommel horse finals. In 2006, Artemev placed third on the pommel horse at the World Championships and became the first U.S. male gymnast to win a world pommel horse medal since 1979. He was a member of both the 2006-07 World Championships teams and helped the USA to a fourth place finish in 2007. He tore elbow ligaments in Aug. 2002 and resumed training in Feb. 2003. He injured his shoulder in July 2005 and did not return to competition until Feb. 2006. Artemev is the only child of Vladimir and Svetlana Artemev, both gymnastics coaches. Vladimir was a member of the Soviet National Team (1977-87) and the USSR national all-around champion in 1984. Svetlana is a former rhythmic gymnast. Alexander, aka Sasha, moved to the United States in 1994 and earned his U.S. citizenship in December 2002. Artemev married Brianna Springer in the late summer of 2009.
Personal Information

Hometown: Lakewood, CO

Year you began gymnastics: 1992
Favorite Event: Parallel Bars

National Competition Results

2011 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 1st-PH; 5th-AA, PB; 6th-VT, HB; 8th-FX; 9th-SR
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 2nd-PB; 5th-PH, VT(T); 6th-AA; 9th-HB(T)
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-PH; 3rd-AA
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-PH; 2nd-PB; 4th-AA
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 4th-PH
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 1st-AA, PH, PB
2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-PH; 4th-PB
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-PH; 4th-AA
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 1st-PB
2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Anaheim, Calif. -
2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 4th-PH
2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 4th-PH, PB
2002 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, San Diego, Calif. - 3rd-AA
2001 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. - 1st-PB; 2nd-AA; 4th-PH, HB
2000 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Austin, Texas -
1999 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-AA; 3rd-FX(T), PH, VT
1998 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Battle Creek, Mich. - 1st-AA

International Competition Results

2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China - 3rd-Team; 7th-PH; 12th-AA
2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-Team; 2nd-AA; 5th-PH; 6th-FX; 8th-PB
2008 Tyson American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 2nd-AA
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - 4th-Team; 6th-PH
2007 USA vs. UKR vs. RUS, Kiev, Ukraine - 3rd-Team
2007 Tyson American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla. - 4th-AA
2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark - 3rd-PH; Team
2006 France/Switzerland/USA Meet, Paris, France - 1st-Team
2006 World Cup, Cottbus, Germany - 4th-PH
2005 World Cup, Cottbus, Germany - 2nd-PH(T); 4th-PB
2004 Olympic Test Event, Athens, Greece - 3rd-PB, HB; 5th-AA
2004 Visa American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 1st-PH; 2nd-FX
2003 World Championships, Anaheim, Calif. - 2nd-Team Alt.