Anna Bessonova is a gymnast who was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Bessonova began rhythmic gymnastics at age 5. She grew up in the family of sportsmen - her father is the Dynamo Kiev football player Vladimir Bessonov and her mother, Viktoria, was a two time world champion group rhythmic gymnast. Her mother would have rather seen her daughter on the ballet stage, however, Bessonova decided on rhythmic gymnastics. She is coached by the mother/daughter combination of Albina and Irina Deriugina at the Deriugins School in Kiev.
Since 2003, when Bessonova was 19, she became a leader of the Ukrainian National Team. During ten years Anna Bessonova entered the top gymnasts list. In 2003 Bessonova became twice World Champion - she won the Hoop Event Final, as well as the Clubs Final. Moreover, in 2003, Anna became triple European Champion - in Hoop, Clubs and Ribbon Event Finals.
She won the bronze individual all around medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2004 Athens Olympics. At 2008 World Cup events, Anna accumulated 15 medals. The year culminated in her all around bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics.