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Fact Check: Does This Viral Video Show A GrandMother, Mother & Daughter Performing In The World Championship In Gymnastics?

Claim
Three generations of Russian Gymnasts performing are Grandmother, mother & daughter.

Fact
This video highlights the performance of three talented Russian gymnasts as they participated in the 2010 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships. These three gymnasts are Aigul Shaikhutdinova, Ekaterina Stroynova, and Ekaterina Loginov. And they are not related with family connections to each other. Viral claim is False.

As the Asian Games in China is going on, various claims related to sports have gone viral on social media. Recently a video of three talented gymnasts went viral with false claims. The claim states that – Three generations of Russian Gymnasts performing are Grandmother, mother & daughter. The viral post can be viewed by clicking here.

Courtesy: Padam Bali, Facebook Profile

Hundreds of users posted the same video on Facebook in 2020 and 2021 with the same claim. Some of them can be viewed by clicking here, here, here and here.

Courtesy: Progressives Preeti, Manohar Lal, Wilson Tan, Padam Bali (Facebook Profile)

Several users have posted the same claim on X. They can be viewed here, here, here and here.

Courtesy: Vasavi Narayan, Vikram Rathore, Coonoor K, Aviator Anil Chopra (X Profiles)

Not only that, many users have also uploaded the video on YouTube with the same claim. They can be viewed by clicking here and here.

Courtesy: Mohammad Bhai & Dev (YouTube pr)

Fact Check / Verification

In order to ascertain the fact of the viral video, we conducted a Google reverse image search. During this process, we came across many old video links that show us the video is from Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 2010.

Courtesy: Flixxy, dated 1 Mar, 2018

The Russian team won the best title in the tournament.

Courtesy: Static.UsaGym.org

We also got a number of pictures of the three players on the popular website IMAGO. During this search, we obtained the names of these three athletes mentioned in the video and the details of the three athletes Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 2010, respectively, of Aigul Sheikhutdinova, Ekaterina Stroynova, and Ekaterina Loginov. Accordingly, Ekaterina Stroynova was born in 1987. Aigul Shaikhutdinova was born in 1994, and Ekaterina Loginov was born in 1985.

Courtesy: Federation Internationale De Gymnastique

This information is mentioned on the official website of The Federation Internationale De Gymnastique.

Courtesy: Federation Internationale De Gymnastique

Based on the available information, it is highly improbable that the relationship between the three players in the video could be that of a grandmother, mother, and daughter. Furthermore, there is no mention of any family relationship between these three players in official sources such as the International Gymnastic Federation website and other news outlets.

Courtesy: Wikiwand

Conclusion

According to information obtained in Newschecker’s investigation, the viral video falsely asserts a family relationship between three female athletes in Acrobatic Gymnastics. Contrary to the claim, there is no familial connection between them, such as a grandmother, mother, and daughter relationship. These three athletes were part of the Russian women’s Acrobatic Gymnastics team, and the viral video in question is from as far back as 2010. Therefore, the viral claim is unequivocally inaccurate and unsubstantiated.

Result: False

Our Sources:
1. Padam Bali, Facebook Profile
2. Static.usagym.org
3. Federation Internationale De Gymnastique
4. Wikiwand
5. Video published by Flixxydotcom, dated 1 Mar, 2018


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