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Commonwealth Games 2014 – Rhythmic Gymnastics

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. This event is taking place every four years. The games are the fourth largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games, and the Maccabiah Games.

The games are overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), which also controls the sporting programme and selects the host cities. This time Glasgow was selected as a host city.

About Rhythmic gymnastics, Patricia Bezzoubenko from Canada is the favorite for gold medal. Another two gymnasts from the UK are also fighting for the medals: Laura Halford and Francesca Jones. By now, Patricia ranks first.

In groups, Canada is for the moment winning, followed by Wales and Malaysia.

Schedule

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Participants

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Official Website

http://www.glasgow2014.com

News

Carolina Rodríguez continúa su carrera deportiva hasta Rio 2016

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La gimnasta leonesa Carolina Rodríguez Ballesteros ha anunciado en una rueda de prensa posterior al Campeonato de Europa que tiene la intención de llegar a competir en los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016. Éstos serían sus terceros Juegos Olímpicos junto con Atenas 2004 y Londres 2012.

Carolina se encuentra ahora en una de sus mejores etapas deportivas, siendo una de las veinte mejores gimnastas internacionales, campeona de España por novena vez y décima clasificada en el pasado Campeonato de Europa celebrado en Baku, Azerbayán (clasificación individual).

A sus espaldas lleva diversas lesiones, entre la que destaca su lesión de tobillo de la que fue operada tras los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres y de la que se encuentra recuperada.  Lleva siendo gimnasta internacional desde el año 2001, donde junto con Jennifer Colino y Almudena Cid, representó a España en el campeonato del Mundo, celebrado en Madrid. Tras trece años, en los que Carolina reflexionó en varias ocasiones su retirada, la gimnasta vuelve con más fuerza que nunca.

 

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Campeona de los Juegos Mediterráneos Mersin 2013

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Rhythmic Gymnastics Facts

 

  • Russian gymnasts Nataliya Bulycheva and Sofiya Tesmenitskaya  are working as a model. Nataliya is living in Paris and Sofiya in Singapore

 

  • Anna Rizatdinova met Almudena Cid during Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup this year.  She really admires Almudena and her personality

 

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  • Ukrainian gymnasts love a rock band from Ukraine called “Okean Elzy” (Elsa’s Ocean)

 

  • Group from Belarus was claimed to change 3+2 music few weeks before European Championships

 

  • Carolina Rodríguez doesn’t want to retire before Rio 2016

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  • Team Ukraine will be in a training camp the first week of July

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  • Lala Yusifova’s favorite gymnast is Alina Maksymenko

 

  •  Anna Bessonova started doing rhythmic gymnastics when she was 5 years old

 

  • Salome Pazhava trains between 6 and 7 hours a day

 

  • Some gymnasts (also former) from Spanish team are medicine students such as Alejandra Quereda and Loreto Achaerandio
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European Championships Baku 2014 Information

European Championships of Rhythmic Gymnastics 2014 will be held in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan from june 13th to 15th.

“MGA” Arena was built to host Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics events. It consists of more than 9000 seats and it was designed to be able to adapt the main arena to host a variety of events if required. It also has a lot of facilities such as cafe, offices and training rooms.

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European Championships Baku 2014 – Schedule

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Livestream Links:

http://eurovision.digotel.com/ueg/index.html

Sportbox- Russia

http://news.sportbox.ru/Vidy_sporta/hud_gimnastika/spbvideo_NI459722_CHempionat-Evropi-Deni-1

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European Championships Baku 2014 Participants

Junior Individual Gymnasts

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Yulia Bravikova (RUS)
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Senior Individual Gymnasts

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Margarita Mamun (RUS)

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Carolina Rodríguez (ESP)

 

 

Senior Groups and Delegations

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gymnast of the week

Happy Birthday Anastasiya Serdyukova!

 

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Anastasiya Serdyukova, Miss Valentine 2014
Photo Copyright Bernd Thierolf

Anastasiya Serdyukova is a gymnast from Uzbekistan, living in Tashkent. She is a succesful gymnast both as a junior and senior. Team Uzbekistan is compounded by Djamila Rakhmatova, Anastasiya Serdyukova and Elizaveta Nazarenkova, who recently got Uzbek citizenship.

Anastasiya won “Marina Cup” Tournament this year

Her best competitions this season were Miss Valentine International tournament and Marina Cup, where she got gold medal in All-Around. Anastasiya is competing in senior category since 2013, when Uliyana Trofimova, R.G. Star decided to stop doing gymnastics due to an injury.

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Anastasiya and her coach, Sevar
Photo Copyright Bernd Thierolf

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Anastasiya at World Championships Kiev 2013
Photo Copyright Olivier Aubrais

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Anastasiya has this picture as a screensaver in her mobile phone
Photo Copyright Bernd Thierolf

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Information about World Cup Minsk 2014

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BelSwissbank World Cup rhythmic gymnastics will be held in Minsk on 31st of May and 1st of June. Twenty-seven countries will compete at this stage.

According to head coach of Belarus Irina Leparskaya, this is a brilliant, amazing event.

Livestream will be restricted due to FIG regulations.

This event is the last one just before European championships that will be in Baku the second week of June.

Schedule

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Startlist

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Facts

Team Ukraine will compete for free in European Championships

Minister of Sports of Ukraine, Dmitriy Bulatov confirmed that Team Ukraine will compete in European Championships with almost free fees,  due to the current financial situation in this country.

Ukraine has not confirmed yet its participation in World Championships, that will be held in Izmir, Turkey.

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Viktoriya Mazur (UKR)

“We are all devasted. It is so sad to live what is happening in our country right now” – said Ireesha Blohina, Ukrainian National team coach.

“What is clear is that I won’t change my citizenship. I am Ukrainian and I will compete for Ukraine” – said current World Hoop Champion, Anna Rizatdinova.

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Anna Rizatdinova (UKR)

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Group UKR with their coach, Irina Deriugina

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Valeriya Khanina, junior (UKR) and former RG star Alina Maksymenko (UKR)