Miss Valentine 2014

“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.

Today was the first day of competition. Bulgarian junior gymnast got the best results for today and got two medals in both apparatus: hoop and ball for the moment.

Standings for junior AA


Senior competition was the most awaited part of today. Katsiaryna Halkina from Belarus performed an amazing ball routine. Arina Charopa, her team mate, was not at her best and got a low score for her ball routine.


Arina Charopa (BLR)

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Marina Durunda from Azerbaijan was one of the stars of this competition, getting more than 17 points in one of her routines. Viktoriya Mazur and Anastasiya Mulmina, from Ukraine also made some mistakes and Mulmina ended her ball routine with the apparatus out of the carpet.


Schedule for Today:

Sunday, 09. February 2014
11:00 – RG 2004-2005 Finals
12:30 – RG 2002-2003 Finals
14:00 – AGG Junior CC Finals, RG Junior Finals
17:00 – AGG Senior WC Finals, RG Senior Finals
19:00 – RG Senior Group Finals
20:00 – Gala-Show

Livestream by Marc recordings:


2014 Competitions and Events



  • 9th- 17th of January Masterclass with Russian Stars / Yulia Barsoukova’s RG School – Moscow, Russia
  • 17th- 20th of January Las Vegas International Tournament - Las Vegas, U.S.A.


  • 23th-26th of January– L.A. Meeting “La Lights” – Los Angeles, U.S.A.




  • 7th-9th of February – “Miss Valentine” – Tallin, Estonia
  • 21st-24th of February–Asian Junior Championships – Kuala Lumpur (Malasya)
  • 28th of February to 2nd of March  – “Grand Prix Moscow” - Moscow, Russia




  • 7th-9th of March- Grand Prix Thiais- Thiais (France)


  • 14th-16th of March– World Cup Debrecen (Cat.B) – Debrecen (Hungary)
  • 22nd- 23rd of March– World Cup Stuttgart (Cat.B) – Stuttgart (Germany)



  • 3rd-6th of April– World Cup Lisbon (Cat.B) – Lisbon (Portugal)



  • 11th-13th of April– World Cup Pesaro (Cat.B) – Pesaro (Italy)




  • 9th-11th of May– World Cup Corbeil-Essonnes (Cat.B) – Corbeil-Essonnes (France)
  • 22nd-24th of May– World Cup Tashkent (Cat.B)/ Happy Caravan Cup – Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • 22nd-24th of May–International tournament “Spartacus Thermi Emeralds” - Thermi (Greece)



  • 3rd -15th of June – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • 30th of May-1st of June– World Cup Minsk (Cat.B) – Minsk (Belarus)


  • 24th of July- 1st of August–  XXth Commonwealth Games – Glasgow (U.K.)


  • 9th- 10th of August — World Cup Sofia (Cat.A) – Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • 16th-18th of August — Youth Olympic Games – Nanjing (China)



  • 5th- 7th September– World Cup Kazan (Cat.B) – Kazan (Russia)
  • 17th of September- 4th of October — Asian Games – Incheon (Korea)
  • 21st-28th of September- World Championships – Izmir (Turkey)

LA Lights Tournament 2014

Schedule for Today:

Startlist for Senior Level 10

Mazur lalights





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  1. Melitina Staniouta BLR
  2. Anna Rizatdinova UKR
  3. Arina Charopa BLR
  4. Aliya Protto CAN
  5. Alessia Russo ITA
  6. Katsiaryna Halkina BLR
  7. Viktoriya Mazur UKR
  8. Maria Kadobina BLR

1 Melitina Staniouta BLR
2 Anna Rizatdinova UKR
3 Aliya Protto USA

1 Anna Rizatdinova UKR
2 Melitina Staniouta BLR
3 Katsiaryna Halkina BLR

1 Anna Rizatdinova UKR
2 Melitina Staniouta BLR
3 Arina Charopa BLR

1 Melitina Staniouta UKR
2 Aliya Protto USA
3 Anna Rizatdinova UKR

Staniouta la lights


Melitina Staniouta BLR


Simona Peycheva stops doing Rhythmic gymnastics


Bulgarian gymnast, Simona Peycheva announced that stops doing RG. Last year, Simona decided to practice RG in a high level, five years after of her retirement and despite of having a baby.

“Some things were not said to me, so I can’t keep silent. Last year I said i was back to sport. As you all know I wasn’t selected to join the National Team. It was really hard for me, because I did a lot of work for staying fit and in shape after 5 years. Most of the people, including the Federation was pessimistic and didn’t believe that I could succeed”

“You can still do a lot of elements, but this is less that what we expected” – they said to Simona.

I wonder if our Federation could respect the athlethes in this country who have done an awful lot.

“I’ll be back in shape, and after a year suddenly I was a lot more fit. I wonder if our Federation could respect the athlethes in this country who have done an awful lot. Just think about how many of them left the sport because of the Federation and the fact that they were not respectful to them.

If you respect the athletes who retired , at least give them a chance. I wanted to win my place in the team, but I wanted a fair game that I did not get. I could convince myself that I was not sufficiently competitive on these girls who are currently on the worldwide. I did not want to take their chance. But I felt that at least I deserved a chance.

They said to me that I could compete in the “Republican Elite level”. But, do you think that the name of Simona Peycheva will return to gymnastics competing in a National Championship, where everything was clear before the race? I can not say that I am not offended.

I felt that I deserved a chance

The only thing I know is that I did not do anything wrong. I worked hard and the only thing I knew is that I’m a thorn in someone from the Federation. I don’t pretend to be the best.  I just wanted to do RG again and I proved that I can.”


Information about Miss Valentine 2014


Miss Valentine is an international Tournament of Rhythmic gymnastics, hosted in Tartu, Estonia. This year it will be the 20th Miss Valentine tournament in a row. At the same time Miss Valentine will host the IFAGG World Cup and Challenge Cup in Aesthetic Gymnastics.

Where it will be?
It will be in Tartu, Estonia.

Competition Hall:

Le Coq Sportshall

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51013 Tartu


When it will be?

It will be from 7th to 9th of February



Friday 7th of February:

- Miss Valentine tournament RG and AGG preliminaries

Saturday 8th of February:

- IFAGG World Cup and Challenge Cup preliminaries
– Miss Valentine tournament AGG finals and RG preliminaries

Sunday 9th of February

- IFAGG World Cup and Challenge Cup finals
– Miss Valentine tournament RG finals
– Gala


Friday, 07. February 2014
08:00 – RG 2004-2005 (Free), AGG Girls 8-10
10:30 – RG 2002 (Ball), AGG Girls 10-12
12:15 – RG 2003 (Hoop), AGG Girls 12-14
14:00 – RG Junior (Hoop+Ball), AGG Junior
18:00 – RG Senior (Hoop+Ball), AGG Senior
21:00 – RG Senior Group (10 Clubs)
21:15 – AGG Junior/Senior CC/WC Training

Saturday, 08. February 2014
08:00 – RG 2005 (Hoop)
08:30 – RG 2004 (Ball), AGG Girls 8-10 Finals
10:00 – RG 2003 (Ball), AGG Girls 10-12 Finals
11:15 – RG 2002 (Clubs), AGG Girls 12-14 Finals
13:00 – RG Junior (Clubs+Ribbon), AGG Jun/Sen MV Finals
16:45 – RG Senior Group (Ball+Ribbon)
17:30 – AGG Senior WC, RG Senior (Clubs+Ribbon Gr.1)
20:00 – AGG Junior CC, RG Senior (Clubs+Ribbon Gr.2)

Sunday, 09. February 2014
11:00 – RG 2004-2005 Finals
12:30 – RG 2002-2003 Finals
14:00 – AGG Junior CC Finals, RG Junior Finals
17:00 – AGG Senior WC Finals, RG Senior Finals
19:00 – RG Senior Group Finals
20:00 – Gala



Miss Valentine 2013

Participants Updates:

- Melitina Staniouta/ Anna Rizatdinova are not in Tartu.
– Team UKR: Viktoriya Mazur, Anastasiya Mulmina, Valeria Khanina (jun), Diana Mizheritskaya(jun)


Irina Viner-Usmanova Interview for HELLO! Magazine


Irina Viner-Usmanova, president of Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation in Russia and first coach of Russian National team gave an interview for HELLO! Magazine. In this interview she talked about her gymnasts, her work and her personal life.

“I am used to travel a lot.  That’s why I really appreciate my home. The feeling of  “this is my bed, this is my pillow, taking a bath”. And also, that I really miss my mom when I am traveling “

I always say what I think

“Before each competition my gymnasts applied to Kabbalah icons. At the Olympics in London, we also, of course, we did. Each competition day at the Olympics we used to do this.”


“I always say what I think. My gymnasts are all smart and really hardworkers”

“I always had a lot of work – fees, competitions. I am in a good economical position thanks also to my husband.

My gymnasts are smart and hardworkers

I say to my husband “you are a genius, you are great!” I always knew he is a fantastic person”



Source: HELLO! Russia
All photographs belong to HELLO! Russia