Maria Kirilenko broke off her engagement to hockey player Alex Ovechkin after pictures surfaced on social media of her fiance spending time with retired Russian gymnast Karolina Sevastyanova.
On her Instagram acount, she posted the photo below, which is one of the three incriminating ones that led to the split.
Here’s what we know about the young woman who’s causing some drama.
1. She Was a Russian Gymnast
The video above, taken in 2003, shows a much younger Sevastyanova perfecting a very complicated routine.
At just 10 years old, you can see her already excelling in her field.
2. She Retired at 17
After she completed the London Olympics, she retired from the sport.
3. She Participated in the London Olympics & Won Most Beautiful
Sevastyanova was voted the most beautiful female athlete from the CIS countries participating at the 2012 Olympics.
With her teammates Uliana Donskova, Anastasia Bliznyuk, Alina Makarenko, Anastasia Nazarenko, and Ksenia Dudkina, she won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics group all around.
Here is her profile on the Olympics‘ official page.
4. She Competed in Miss Valentine 2005
According to the event’s Facebook page, “Miss Valentine is the biggest international gymnastics tournament in Estonia.”
5. She Plans on Going to College
According to Wikipedia, she wants to attend Moscow State University and become a broadcaster.
Karolina Sevastyanova is the Russian gymnast who caused maria Kirilenko and Alex Ovechkin to break off their engagement.Click here to read more
Russian tennis pro Maria Kirilenko broke off her engagement to the Washington Capitals hockey star Alex Ovechkin after seeing photos of him with another girl.Click here to read more