- Mamun Margarita Russia 18.900
- Staniouta Melitina Belarus 18.233
- Rivkin Neta Israel 17.750
- Pazhava Salome Georgia 17.516
- Hayakawa Sakura Japan 17.216
- Nazarenkova Elizaveta Uzbekistan 17.133
- Ruprecht Nicol Austria 16.900
- Kudryavtseva Yana Russia 16.583
- Soldatova Aleksandra Russia 18.200
- Staniouta Melitina Belarus 17.900
- Mamun Margarita Russia 17.833
- Rivkin Neta Israel 17.733
- Moustafaeva Kseniya France 17.433
- Hayakawa Sakura Japan 16.983
- Shafizada Gulsum Azerbaijan 16.483
- Bezzubenko Patricia Canada 16.483
- Staniouta Melitina Belarus 18.166
- Kudryavtseva Yana Russia 17.866
- Pazhava Salome Georgia 17.500
- Nazarenkova Elizaveta Uzbekistan 17.300
- Rivkin Neta Israel 17.066
- Moustafaeva Kseniya France 16.616
- Soldatova Aleksandra Russia 16.166
- Ruprecht Nicol Austria 15.816
- Mamun Margarita Russia 18.966
- Kudryavtseva Yana Russia 18.383
- Moustafaeva Kseniya France 16.800
- Staniouta Melitina Belarus 18.050
- Filiou Varvara Greece 17.433
- Hayakawa Sakura Japan 17.200
- Ruprecht Nicol Austria 16.933
- Shafizada Gulsum Azerbaijan 16.200
Startlist for Saturday
Provisional Live Results
Moscow hosts the first Grand Prix Series of the year, which causes big expectation since Russian gymnasts will show here their brand new routines. As Irina Alexandrovna Viner-Usmanova said in a recent interview, Russian team changed all their routines. Individual gymnasts have four new exercises (Margarita Mamun, current World Champion Yana Kudryavtseva and Alexandra Soldatova). Besides, senior and junior group have new performances and included new members.
At the same time another tournament is celebrated “Alina Kabaeva Tournament” .
L.A. Lights International meeting is one of the competitions with more expectation around it, since RG Stars perform their new routines. Anna Rizatdinova from Ukraine won the All-Around competition. Anna changed 3 of her 4 routines and showed up new amazing tricks. Melitina Staniouta who was leader on the first day of competition, got the second place. The third position was for Belarusian raising hope, Katsiaryna Halkina.
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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)
Melitina Staniouta BLR
Anna Rizatdinova (UKR)
Viktoriya Mazur (UKR)
Level 10 Senior Results
“Miss Valentine” is the second international Tournament held in Tartu (Estonia). This competition consists of: Rhythmic Competitions for Junior individual gymnasts, senior individual gymnasts and s and “AGG” Junior and Senior competition. At the same week, unfortunatly there will be Moscow Grand Prix, the first GP of the year.
More than 1200 gymnasts from all over the world (31 different countries) are already registered. The AGG World Cup event and FIG tournament will begin in exactly four weeks time and last three days from 20-22 Ferbuary. This will be the 21st Miss Valentine tournament in a row.
“At the moment we have about 1200 gymnasts registered for the three-day competition. With coaches and other delegation members the number of participants has already crossed 1400,” says Ms. Janika Mölder, the founder and chief organizer of the tournament. “This number is most likely not final, since we’ve always had some last minute additions.”
“At the moment we have about 1200 gymnast registered fir our three-day competition”
Some RG Stars will participate in this tournament such as Anna Rizatdinova and Viktoriya Maur from Ukraine, Jasmine Kerber from the USA or Marina Durunda from Azerbaijan. The reigning world AGG Campion, “Madonna” from Russia will be there aswell.
Countries registered for Miss Valentine 2015:
ARM, AUS, AZE, CAN, CRO, CZE, DEN, EST, ESP, FIN, FRA, FRO, GER, GRE, HUN, KAZ, LAT, LTU, LUX, NED, NOR, RUS, SWE, SUI, TUR, UKR, USA, MEX, BLR, ITA, JPN
Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport which mixes dance, artistry, flexibility and originality. Original elementa can be executed with an apparatus, showing off handling tricks or just using the body. Some of them were included in the code of points with the name of the gymnast such as Utyasheva’s flexibility element. One of the gymnasts that included a lot of originalities in early 2000’s was Russian Alina Kabaeva, 1st place at Athens Olympic Games in 2004.
This technic element was performed by Alina Kabaeva for the first time but most of the Russian Team included it in their programmes: Olga Kapranova, Yana Lukonina, Vera Sessina, Zarina Gizikova…
Nowadays this element is not as popular as it was but it is still performed by Natalia García (ESP) and Anastasiya Serdyukova (UZB)
Anastasiya Serdyukova (UZB)
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This extremely difficult element was only performed by Russian gymnast Lyasan Utyasheva who retired almost at the beggining of her international career due to a serious foot injury
Inna Zhukova from Belarus and Silver medallist in Beijing 2008, always included this element in her routines.
This is one of the most elegant originalities with an apparatus: moving the hoop with the foot while doing a technical element.
Margarita Mamun’s originality
She is executing this element for so many years.
Spinning ball on a finger
Maria Titova, Christalleni Trikomiti and Yana Kudryavtseva can spin a ball on a finger for more than 5 seconds. Kudryavtseva’s element was one of the most amazing in the last year.
Ring element – unstable apparatus
This element was performed by Alina Kabaeva since 2001 and had a lot of controversy about it because of her execution.
Catch out of field of view
Glitter, eye shadows, powder, blush… Gymnasts always wear beautiful make-up during competitions. Some of them choose natural make up such as Anna Rizatdinova or heavy smoky eyes such as Daria Dmitrieva. Even a cosmetics brand, GOSH cosmetics, is promoting Belarusian team.
Russian team is including in their summer camps make-up lessons.
Almudena Cid’s Hair&Make-up Tutorial:
Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) – Aeon Cup 2014
This season, 2014, was one of the most succesful in Anna Rizatdinova’s career: Bronze medal at European and World Championships in All-Around.
– “This year was not easy for us – the Ukrainian team. Since the beggining of the year, we had to move to other training room because of the political situation. Our hall is located in the center of Kiev so that it was dangerous to train over there. Now that the situation in Kiev is much better, we are back. But we still have problems with the boiling system: the hall is very cold”
– “My coach Ireesha, is very important for me. She knows how to handle me and makes me trust in myself. She was with me at European Championships, but not for World Championships. Ireesha became a mother some months ago so that she could not be with me. Instead of her, her grandma, Albina was my coach. Although she was not at World Championships, we were talking on phone everyday.”
World Championships Izmir 2014
– “The preparation for World Championships was really tough. I cried every single day. But finaly I could get a medal at World Championships. I was very happy.”
– “We are working really hard for the new routines. Next year is the one previous to Olympics. I wish Ireesha could be ready with me for World Championships 2015 in Stuttgart.”