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1 For each additional or missing second on the time of the exercise – 0.05
2 For music not conforming to regulations 0.50
3 For each additional music with words 1.00
4 For each crossing of the boundary of the floor area by the apparatus or one or two feet
or by any part of the body touching the ground outside the specified area or any
apparatus leaving the floor area and returning by itself -0.30
5 For any use of non-conforming apparatus (Individual and Group exercises) – 0.50
6 For using any apparatus not previously placed 0.50
7 For excessive delays in routine preparation which delay the competition 0.50
8 For unauthorized retrieval of the apparatus 0.50
9 For an unauthorized use of replacement apparatus (original apparatus still in the floor area) 0.50
10 Dress of the Individual and Group gymnast not confirming to the regulations (one time per exercise) 0.30
11 For emblem or publicity not conforming to official norms 0.30
12 Bandages or support pieces not confirming to the regulations 0.30
13 For early or late presentation by the gymnast(s) 0.50
14 For gymnast(s) warming up in the competition hall 0.50
15 For Group gymnasts communicating verbally with each other during the exercise 0.50
16 Entry of the group to the floor area is not confirming to the rules 0.50
17 For coach communication with the gymnast(s), musician, or judges during the exercise 0.50
18 Wrong apparatus chosen according to start order; penalty deducted one time from the
final score of the exercise performed in the wrong order 0.50
19 For Group gymnast leaving the Group during the exercise 0.30
20 For “use of a new gymnast” if a gymnast leaves a group for valid reason 0.50
Olympian and International Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Ekaterina Galkina from Belarus will impart an Online Masterclass. “MyRhythmic” and Club Gimnasia Rítmica Castrillón (Asturias, Spain) hold this exclusive event.
Ekaterina Galkina is the 2018 European bronze medalist. This probably was the best, most consistent competition of her life. Hitting one routine after the other she came close to the silver medal but had to settle for bronze medal in the all-around.
She won gold in hoop at the 2012 Pesaro Junior World Cup. At European Junior Championships in 2012, she and Team Belarus won the Team silver medal, she won silver in ribbon and ball final. Halkina then won the all around gold medal in the junior division at the 2012 Aeon Cup in Japan.
She also finished 6th in the all-around final at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In September 2019 at the World Championships Baku, Halkina, along with Alina Harnasko and Anastasiya Salos won team Bronze.
At age 14 she had heart surgery after it became clear she would pursue a career as an athlete. “My operation was done so that I could continue competing in high level sports. Nothing terrible had happened. I had a condition that closes the valve of the heart. If the problem was left as it was, I would not be able to withstand heavy loads. I missed a year in recovery, then got back in shape.” (Source: FIG)
“My motto is: first of all I compete with myself and if I give 100% then it does not make sense to me to be worried about competing with other people.”
For the first time in history, a part of “October Palace” has being evacuated which concerns Deriugina School of Gymnastics in Kiev. The rest of “October Palace” is not closing down but it is in the same critical condition. Deriugina School requests to save the whole building. As a result of this situation, the gymnasts who were training at this Sports Hall are not allowed to train inside.
The October Palace is officially known as the International Center of Culture and Arts”. This building was almost destroyed after Second World War, but was renovated between 1952 and 1959. During Euromaidan protest in 2014, the October Palace became occupied by protesters.
A part of this building is also the main training centre for the Deriugins School, the most important Rhythmic Gymnatics training center in Ukraine. After 2014 protest in Kiev, the gymnasts needed to leave this sports hall and moved to “Atlet” training center. A part of Deriugina School suffered a robbery.
“This building is not only a school of gymnastics, it is a legendary place for gymnasts in Ukraine, were World, European and Olympic medallist used to train. For us, it is like our second home” – said Olympian Anna Rizatdinova.
Deriugina School became a legend in Rhythmic Gymnastics history. It is (and it actually was) a second home, life and training center for thousand of gymnasts for 50 years. Last week, Albina Deriugina (founder of the school) claimed to Ukrainian Government not to close her school. Since 1992, this school runs the biggest international competition in Ukraine “Deriugina Cup”. European, World and Olympic medallist trained at this center.
At first of June of 2020, the Ukrainian authorities closed the access to October Palace for Deriugina School. You can support them under the hashtag #savederiuginaschool , a legendary Sports Hall in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Albina Deriugina (main coach)
Irina Deriugina (main coach)
Ireesha Blohina (choreographer)
Vlada Nikolchenko is currently Team Leader at National Ukrainian Team of Senior Individual Rhythmic Gymnastics. She was born in Kharkov (Ukraine) 17 years ago. She was brought to gymnastics by her mother and grandmother. Once she realized that she enjoyed a lot doing gymnastics, she focused on serious goals. Then, she was invited by Irina Deriugina, National Team Coach, to train in Kiev.
The beggining of my career at Deriugina School in Kiev was really hard, but the whole team is indeed really friendly. My coaches always understand my situation and support me
Her favorite competition is Deriugina Cup Grand Prix, which usually takes part in spring. These year, Deriugina Cup was cancelled because of the COVID-19 health emergency. But Vlada’s goal is definitly to become an Olympian.
“I dream to reach Olympic Games. This idea motivates me to train every single day.”
Vlada is in National Team since 2017, where she placed 8th in all around junior groups competition at European Championships in Budapest. Just a year later, in 2018, Vlada made her debut as a senior individual gymnast, placing 4th in all-around competition. She was one of the youngest gymnast of this competition since she was only 15 years old. Vlada’s best result was becoming 3rd (bronze) at World Championships in Baku in 2019 with clubs.
Grand Prix Marbella (Spain)- Postponed Official Communication by Organizers:
In the last few days some countries don’t allow their sportsmen and sportswoman travel to other countries due to COVID-19 health problema. Italy, Bulgaria, Russia and Georgia were the first who cancelled their participation.
The situation in the city and surroundings is estable, anyways the organization decided to postpone Grand Prix Marbella 2020.
The Organizing Committee deeply regrets this last minute cancellation.
Grand Prix Thiais (France)- Cancelled- Official Press Communication by Organizers:
The situation of the Coronavirus virus – COVID 19 in France leads the Organizing Committee to cancel the 34th edition of the Internationaux de Thiais scheduled for next March 28 and 29, in view of the risks that this could cause the foreign delegations taking part and the public many who attend the event.
Several delegations have already canceled their participation in the Brno Grand Prix scheduled for this weekend as well as in the Marbella Grand Prix scheduled for next week. They will do the same for the Grand Prix de Thiais.
Our disappointment is great and that of the gymnasts and their staff and the public will be even greater as we can imagine.
However, we cannot – in the absence of certainty as to the continuation in stage 2 of the epidemic by March 28 – to maintain the competition.
Stage 3 during which the virus circulates and is transmissible on the whole territory, could be set up in the short term and thus oblige us to cancel the competition a few days before and thus penalize both the delegations and the public who would have bought their tickets.
Beyond the city of Thiais alone, spectators today come from all over the metropolis and even from abroad.
For spectators who have already bought their place, a reimbursement procedure will be put in place by the organizing committee. All information will be present on the site http://www.grandprixthiais.fr and on social networks as soon as possible.
The Organizing Committee deeply regrets this case of force majeure and renounces only forced and forced. He hopes that everyone will understand the position taken and see you all in March 2021
With our best regards.
Grand Prix Deriugina Cup – Kiev- Postponed
Ukrainian Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team coach, Ireesha Blohina confirms that Grand Prix Kiev will be postponed.
Ekaterina Selezneva, two-time World Champion in 2019 in rhythmic gymnastics, was awarded with the title of Honored Master of Sports of Russia. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation. She is currently world champion in hoop. Selezneva has competed as a senior since 2011, but she was not in National Team.
In addition of two gold medals, Katya has won the bronze medal of the last World Cup with her ribbon routine. Also, 24-year-old Selezneva won last Universiade in Naples (all-around, ribbon, ball and hoop)
Currently, Katya is in National Team, fighting for and Olympic place and she is still training with her mother as a coach, Olga Nazarova.
Czech media confirms that Russian National Team won’t participate at the next stage of Grand Prix Series in Brno, Czech Republic due to the spread of Coronavirus. The Israeli team is ready to come if the absence of athletes from Italy is confirmed. The Romanian national team was excluded from participation.
This information was given by a member of Czech Union of Gymnastics and it is not official.
By the moment, both Federations (Russia and Israel) haven’t confirmed this. On the other hand, these Federations haven’t contacted the organization of the following Grand Prix Series. According to the information given by Grand Prix Marbella organization, Russia and Israel are still confirmed by the date.
Coronavirus is causing a big health crisis in whole Europe at the moment. The human coronaviruses mainly infect the upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. They often result in upper respiratory tract infections (simple colds) in humans, causing mild illnesses usually of short lasting nature with a rhinitis, cough, sore throat, as well as fever. There are still many unknowns regarding to the virulence and pathogenicity of the virus, the severity of affected patients, its transmission patterns, reservoir and source of infection.