competitions

Slovenian Challenge Ljubljana

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Where will it be?

It will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia

When will it be

It will be on Saturday 16th of November

Livestream

Livestream by Marc: http://gymnasticsdvd.de/live

Official Website

http://www.ksrg-siska.net

Schedule

9:30 Girls 1 Competition
10:30 Girls 2 Competition
12:30 Pre-Junior Competition
13:45 Break
15:00 Opening Ceremony
15:15 Junior Individual Competition
16:30 Senior Individual Competition
18:30 Medal Ceremony

Startlist

http://www.ksrg-siska.net/site2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/15th-Slovenian-Challenge-Tournament-Start-list.pdf

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2013 Highlights

The brightest moments of this year, in pictures

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Alina Maksymenko (UKR) won bronze medal at World Championships
Photo Copyright Olivier Aubrais

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One of the most experienced gymnast nowadays, Carolina Rodríguez, gold medal at Mediterranean
Games

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Epic moment for Spanish group who won gold medal at World Cup Lisbon.

Bulgarian gymnast, Simona Peycheva is back to gymnastics after 5 years.

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Darya Svatkovskaya (RUS) won gold medal in hoop at European Championships Vienna

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Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) won All-Around at Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup

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The audience (Euskalgym) giving a standing ovation to Alina Maksymenko. She will retire at the end of the year.
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Silviya Miteva announces her retirement

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Team UKR won silver medal at European Championships Vienna

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Fatal error for Ukrainian group during World Championships

gymnast of the week

Gymnast of the week: Darya Svatkovskaya

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Darya Svatkovskaya is the brand new Russian Champion. Since she was a junior gymnast, her career is really successful. But she made her breakthrough this year, since Moscow Grand Prix 2013.

Her best apparatus is the hoop. She won gold medal with this apparatus at the European Championships this year in Vienna and also was her best score at Russian Championships.

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This year, Dasha is turning 17 years old in December as a double European Champion: Junior (Minsk 2011) and Senior (Vienna 2013).

Darya is Oksana Skaldina’s daughter (bronze at Olympic Games 1992) and Dmitriy Svatkovsky (silver at Olympic Games 1992).
Her mother and coach Oksana Skaldina, could’t stop crying during Hoop medal Ceremony at European Championships Vienna.
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Hoop Podium European Championships Vienna


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Darya and her father

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Darya and her mother, former gymnast Oksana Skaldina – Grand Prix Thiais 2013
Photo Copyright: Oleg Naumov

Last weekend, Dasha became Russian All-Around Champion, before her team mates Elizaveta Nazarenkova who was 2nd and Anna Trubnikova who was 3rd.

Russian Championships All-Around Results:

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Russian Championships AA Podium: from left to right: Elizaveta nazarenkova, Darya Svatkovskaya, Anna Trubnikova.
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  1. Darya Svatkovskaya
  2. Elizaveta Nazarenkova
  3. Anna Trubnikova
  4. Maria Titova
  5. Ekaterina Vedeneeva
  6. Alexandra Soldatova
  7. Kristina Dinina
  8. Diana Ibragimova
  9. Nataliya Bulychëva
  10. Ekaterina Chukalina
  11. Elizaveta Sorokovaya
  12. Ekaterina Kuvaldina
  13. Elizaveta Ilyuhina
  14. Yuliya Zakharova
  15. Anastasiya Kadochnikova
  16. Elena Banina
  17. Maria Pavlova
  18. Nadezhda Akhulova
  19. Anna Kochetova
  20. Mariya Mal’steva

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Darya Svatkovskaya- Berlin Masters 2013
Photo Copyright: Dirk Zimmermann

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Russian Junior team won Gold medal at European Championships Minsk 2011
Photo Copyright: Motusmedia

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Russian Junior Group and their coach Inna Bystrova (red)
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Training

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Russian Championships 2010.

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Happy Cup 2013

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Where will it be?

It will be in Gent, Belgium.

 

When will it be?

It will be from  25th to 27th of October.

 

Schedule

Friday, 25th of October 2013
11:15h – Benjamins (1 Routine)
13:30h – Hopes (1 Routine)
15:00h – Juniors Group A (2 Routines)
16:45h – Juniors Group B (2 Routines)
18:00h – Opening Ceremony
18:10h – Seniors Group A (2 Routines)
20:40h – Seniors Group B (2 Routines)

Saturday 27th of October 2013
10:00h – Benjamins (2 Routines)
13:00h – Hopes (2 Routines)
15:00h – Juniors Group B (2 Routines)
16:45h – Juniors Group A (2 Routines)
18:00h – Seniors Group B (2 Routines)
20:30h – Seniors Group A (2 Routines)
22:00h – Medal Ceremony (All Categories)

Sunday 27 of October 2013
13:30h Finals
17:30h Gala
18:00h Medal Ceremony & Closing Ceremony

 

Starlist

http://gymnasticsdvd.de/live/startlist.pdf

 

Livestream

Livestream by Marc: http://gymnasticsdvd.de/live

 

Official Website

http://www.happygym.be/happycup

gymnast of the week

Silviya Miteva

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Legendary Bulgarian gymnast, Silviya Miteva announces her retirement at the age of 27 years old.

Berlin Grand Prix was her last official competition, where she got gold in ribbon routine and bronze medal in All-around. After her amazing performance, she suddenly started crying and kissed her apparatus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWXZ5E1BNKk

Silviya is coached by her mother, Silviya Divcheva-Miteva, European and World Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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Silviya Miteva and her mother

She became an international gymnast in 2003 (Budapest World Championships 2003), but her best results are from 2009 to 2013. Silviya is the oldest gymnast in the History of Rhythmic gymnastics that won a medal at European Championships (27 years old) and at World Championships (25 years old)

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Silviya Miteva – World Championships Budapest 2003

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Original ending for her 2003 clubs routine

Miteva is one of the most popular gymnasts for the audience.  Her routines are a mix of expression and elegance.

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Silviya’s turns are one of the most technical ones
Photo Copyright Tom Theobald

Achievements

  • Bronze medal at 2009 World Championships Mie 2009 (Ribbon)
  • Bronze medal at 2011 World Championships Montpellier 2011 (Ribbon)
  • Bronze medal  at 2011 World Championships Montpellier 2011 (Clubs)
  • Bronze medal at 2011 European Championships Minsk 2011 (Ribbon)
  • Bronze medal at 2013 European Championships Vienna 2013 (Ribbon)
  • Bronze medal at 2013 European Championships Vienna 2013  (Ball)

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World Championships Mie 2009

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London Olympic games 2012

calendar

Provisional Calendar 2014

January

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

February

  • 21st-24th of February–Asian Junior Championships – Kuala Lumpur (Malasya)

March

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

april

  • 3rd-6th of April– World Cup Lisbon (Cat.B) – Lisbon (Portugal)
  • 11th-13th of April– World Cup Pesaro (Cat.B) – Pesaro (Italy)

May

  • 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)

June

  • 30th of May-1st of June– World Cup Minsk (Cat.B) – Minsk (Belarus)

july

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

august

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

september

  • 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)
Facts

Emotions in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics is more than a sport.  Is an art that combines technical movements with expression and handling of an apparatus. This new code includes dancing steps and  artistic more than the previous codes.

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Anna Bessonova

Anna Bessonova was one of the most emotional gymnast and so that one of the most popular for the audience. She could perform both an elegant routine (Swan Lake) or a modern one (The Matrix).

Sometimes you can’t stop your feelings:

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Anna Bessonova could’t believe she was World Champion (Patras 2007)
Photo Copyright Bernd Thierolf

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Team Ukraine became World Champion in 5 Ribbons (World Championships New Orleans 2002)

And sometimes you just are not at your best:

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Natalia Godunko got injured but she decided anyways to compete (Patras 2007)

Moments before going onto the carpet, concentration is the key:

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Anna Rizatdinova (Kiev World Championships 2013)

But the routine didn’t go as it was expected…

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Anna Rizatdinova (World Championships Kiev 2013)

Coach and gymnast:

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Margarita Mamun and her coach Amina Zaripova

A medal is your highest achievement:

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Anastasiya Bliznyuk (World Championships Kiev 2013)

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Alina Maksymenko (European Championships Minsk 2011)

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Alina Maksymenko (World Championships Kiev 2013)

When you have to say “thank you” to the audience and their unconditional support:

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Uliyana Trofimova (Grand Prix Thiais 2012)
Photo Copyright Olivier Aubrais

The moment after the routine when you can relax and smile:
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Melitina Staniouta (World Championships Kiev 2013)

Friendship in Rhythmic Gymnastics:

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Almudena Cid and Inna Zhukova (Olympic Games 2008)