Information about Aeon Cup 2017 in Tokyo

Nastya Sergeeva

Anastasiya Sergeeva (RUS)

 

The 2017 AEON CUP Worldwide R.G. Club Championships, will be hosted by the Japanese Gymnastics Association, this AEON Cup will begin from the 29th September – 01st October 2017; in Tokyo-Japan. Team Ukraine withdraws from competition (coaches decision). In the other hand, Aleksandra Soldstova from Russia will be in Japan too but performing out of competition.

Schedule

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Participants

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35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 31.08.2017

Alina Harnasko (BLR)

 

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 31.08.2017

Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

World Championships Pesaro 2017 Exclusive Training Photos

 

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Beautiful city of Pesaro, which is a town and comune in the Italian region of the Marche, hosts 35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships. More than 250 gymnasts from 53 nations all around the world are reunited this week in Italy. These are the first Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships for the brand new elected FIG president,  Morinari Watanabe. Pesaro was elected “Capital for Sport” this year and it is a reference point for Rhythmic Gymnastics. For nine years, this town hosts a World Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics stage that became one of the most famous.

Olympic Champion in 2004 and Rhythmic Gymnastics legend,  Alina Kabaeva, will be in Pesaro as Rhythmic Gymnastics Ambassador. The mission of the “Ambassador of Gymnastics” is to popularize and promote the sport at the international level. In addition, FIG Ambassador will take part in the medal ceremony , its press conference and other public events.

These pictures were taken 29.08.2017 at the Adriatic Arena in Pesaro (Italy). Click on thumnails to enlarge.

Exclusive photos by Ulrich Fassbender for Rhythmic-Gymnastics.info

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Olena Dyachenko (UKR)

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 28.08.2017

Dina Averina (RUS)

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 28.08.2017

Dina Averina (RUS)

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Dina Averina (RUS)

World Cup Minsk 2017 All-Around Results

Just a few weeks before World Championships, Minsk, Belarus hosts one of the most competitives World Cup Challenge of the season. Local gymnasts, Katsiaryna Halkina and Alina Harnasko showed that they were on top since they reached silver and bronze medal.

The gold went for Aleksandra Soldatova, who was back after she couldn’t be seen in competitions since European Championships in May.

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

On the other hand, Italian Group got gold in All-Around with two gorgeous routines showing up that they were audience’s favorites.

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Interview to Alexandra Soldatova

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Aleksandra Soldatova is a rhythmic gymnast from Russia. “Sasha” is the 2016 National  All-around champion, World and European Team Champion. Her situation right now is on controversy since Dina and Arina Averina were chosen by Irina Viner to compete in World Championships in Pesaro.

How did you start doing gymnastics?

We used to live in Ufa (Russia). My brother, who is 2 years older than me, did artistic gymnastics. Then, he moved to Pushkino. My mum wanted him to do gymnastics. In Pushkino, they also had a school of Rhythmic Gymnastics and there, I started to do it. I loved it since I started doing it.

How can you deal with stress before competitions?

I put myself in all stressful situations during trainings. For example, I execute all risks, masteries and verify all the elements in the routine. To all the gymnasts who are scared of competition I use to say: “work on it during trainings and then, you will realize that you will be more confident with yourself”.

Do you have any routine to be calm before competitions?

No, I don’t. The confidence comes with the experience.

Which is the most exotic thing you have tried?

I don’t remember… Maybe in Japan, it is a realy exotic culture for us. But I travel because of gymnastics and the only places I can see during this trips are hotel and gym.

Is there a country where you really would like to come back?

I haven’t fallen in love with any of the countries I have been to… But I love the ocean. I have been in Brazil and USA, but I didn’t have the chance to go into the beach

Sasha, what is your favorite colour?

Yellow. It has always been. It is a warm colour.

Have you always been that flexible?

Of course I had to strenght my muscles up, but my nature is to be flexible. I have flexible joints: knees and elbows.

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Have you ever had the thought of stop doing gymnastics?

No, I have never. N-E-V-E-R. Of course there are a lot of difficult moments, but I really don’t want to think to quit.

Do you often cry during trainings?

No, it is very rare for me to cry during trainings. Honestly, I don’t remember.

How do you choose your musics?

This is a long proccess. It is very difficult to find a music that you like.

Would you like to become a coach?

First of all I would like to do masterclasses but about a coaching career, well, I don’t see myself as a coach.

Who is your favorite Junior gymnast?

Sometimes I train with Anna Sokolova and perhaps she could be my favorite. Then, Lala Kramarenko and Polina Shmatk when she is training maximum

Do you diet?

All the gymnasts in Novogorsk (National Training Center) have tried tons of diets. I tried to eat just once a day but I couldn’t. I have even work with a nutritionist. The secret is to eat healthy and very often (4-5 times a day). I don’t eat sweets, but when I was in Croatia I could not diet and I ate pizza, ice-cream…I drink only water and I don’t eat fried things.

How do you deal when the scores are not as good as you think they would be?

The first part of the last season I didn’t win almost anything. These moments were really hard. I trained a lot, worked out…I had a lot of negative emotions and that even helped me to work harder.

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How many hours do you train in a day?

It depends on which part of the season we are. But in general terms, we train from 8 am to 1 pm during the morning and then from 3 pm to 6 or 7 pm in the afternoon.

Do you have a boyfriend?

Yes.

Which is your favorite leotard?

I really like the last one that Art-Blesk did for me (beige) but unfortunatly it doesn’t fit my routines at all. Another one that I really like is the black one I used last year for “Mama” (ball routine).

 

 

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Sasha’s favorite leotard