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Russian rhythmic gymnastics star, Aleksandra Soldatova revealed two days ago she was suffering from an eating disorder: bulimia. Just a few days before she talked to Tass Press Agency, Russian yellow press confirmed that Aleksandra tried to commit suicide and she was admited into a psychiatric ward at a hospital in Moscow. Hours later, her coach Anna Dyachenko published on her Instagram account a video of Sasha, saying that she was at the hospital because she had an accident with a knife during breakfast, rejecting all press declarations. Sasha appeared for a Gala Show at Grand Prix in Moscow this weekend.
However, this recent reports led Soldatova to open up on her battle with bulimia for at least, two years, that has constantly affected her. She confirmed she told to her coaches that she was suffering from this disease in summer of 2018. Anna Dyachenko, her coach, talked to her for up to three hours.
“Every time when I faced the choice: sport or my health, I chose sport.”
She could compete at the European Championships in 2019, getting good results. After this, she was admitted to the hospital again for a month.
“But after training, everything got worse again and Irina Viner said that I should first fully recover, feel more confident about myself”
The alarms lighted up when in September of last year, Soldatova lost consciousness at a World Cup event in Portugal, leading to her being left out of the Russian team for that month’s World Championships. She confirmed that she ate alone and went everywhere alone, ignoring what was going on with her while her health condition was getting worse.
“My life was divided between my battle with the illness and this beautiful sport.”
Soldatova said she is taking a career break and not in a rush with her treatment, acknowledging that “professional sports and bulimia are not compatible, especially when you need to prepare for the Olympic Games.”
Source: Tass Agency
It is already known by rhythmic gymnastics fans that the most popular twins in RG, Dina and Arina Averina are also best friends and rivals.
“We have a sixth sense. Our thoughts are the same many times. For example, we can just look to each other and understand what we want, without sharing a single word”
“We are already used to people asking our parents how to distinguish us. Our coaches and close friends are very good at distinguishing us. If you stay with us more than a week you could be able to find the differences between us. But actually, we are very different.”
“My new nickname is small dynamite!” – says Dina. “If I have a goal, I set myself and focus on how can I reach it. On the other hand, Arina is tender and calm.”
“When I am in competition, I don’t think about winning a medal. I just focus in a good performance. Of course, I get goosebumps sometimes.” – said Dina.
Just after Arina’s performance with clubs in World Championships Baku, Dina approached Arisha at the Kiss and Cry zone really happy. They looked at each other and both started crying at the same time.
“It was a mix of joy and fatigue. We couldn’t stop ourselves. I cried because of her. I can’t watch her crying, I automatically had the same feeling. I could not hold back the tears”- confirmed Dina.
“I was injured during European Games. I was very worried and I remember that I was watching the live streaming. Every minute I was refreshing the website, reading fan’s commentaries during Dina’s performance. Sometimes we could not be together. We need to know that we must know to compete alone.” – said Arina.
Arina and Dina will have new exercises for 2020 that will include higher difficulty, as Dina confirmed in an interview for Olympic Chanel.
Euskalgym is a unique show held in Bilbao, Dpain where the best gymnasts in the world are reunited for a magic spectacle. It is a tribute to gymnastics, designed for the delight of fans of this sport, elevated to the art category. Euskalgym is a massive event for the public to enjoy discovering the spectacular nature of gymnastics.
The event is held on BEC Arena, a huge exhibition area in Barakaldo which can seat up to 20.000 people.
Euskalgym started 14 years back in Basque Country, Spain as a small event for local gymnasts. In the last edition in 2018, more than 8300 spectactors crowded BEC Arena. This year, more than 6000 tickets were sold out in less than four hours. Curretly, tickets are sold out.
Save the date! 16th of November 2019 at BEC Arena, Bilbao.
Current World All-Around Champion, Dina Averina
World Champion in Ribbon in 2017, Aleksandra Soldatova
Bronze medallist in European Championships 2018, Katsiaryna Halkina
Current Vice World Champion, Arina Averina
Current World Championships Bronze in All-Around Competition Medallist, Linoy Ashram
Current World Champion in Hoop, Ekaterina Selezneva
Current Junior World Champion, Lala Kramarenko
Current World Bronze Medallist in ball and ribbon, Boryana Kaleyn
Ukrainian Senior National Team
Member, Honoured Master of Sports International Class, Yeva Meleshchuk
The Bulgarian “Golden Girls” Senior Bulgarian Team
Current World Team Bronze Medallist, Anastasiia Salos and Alina Harnasko
Russian honored coach, Lyudmila Dmitrova organizes in beautiful island of Ibiza, Spain, an exclusive Summer Training Camp. High level coaches from the Russian Federation and a ballerina/ballet teacher will also participate in this training camp. This is an unique opportunity to train with a RG stars coach. Dmitrova was a choreographer for gymnasts like Alina Kabaeva, Aleksandra Soldatova, Natalia Lipovskaya, Julia Barsukova, Olga Kapranova and Eugenia Kanaeva, among others. She also worked for National Spanish Team in 2002. During this camp, your routines can be analyzed by her. The minimum age to participate is 7 years old. Coaches are also welcome.
Santa Eulalia, Ibiza (Spain).
From 10 am to 1 pm and from 4pm to 8 pm
The prices depends on the age and level of the gymnast.
From 28th of July to 30th of August
From June 21 to June 30, 2019, the Republic of Belarus will become a host of the 2nd European Games, which are held every four years under the direction of the European Olympic Committees. Eight sports will become qualifying to the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.
Rhythmic Gymnastics competition will be at Minsk Arena from 22nd to 23rd of June. Just 12 athletes will compete in Minsk and due to UEG regulations just one gymnast of each country is allowed to compete.
Bianka Panova is one of the top five Bulgarian gymnasts of all the time. This leotard was simple and, at the same time, recreates the beauty of nature.
Two thousand and one was the first year that the code of points allow to sew a skirt on leotards. Alina Kabaeva surprised the audience with this sequined flower leotard for her folk clubs routine.
Russians always want to innovate with the most expensive and original leotards. This jumpsuit worn by Dina Averina was one of the most originals ever seen.
Almudena Cid designed this leotard for her last ribbon routine called “Ave Fenix”. The story behind this leotard was about the retirement of Almudena.
Olympic Champions in Atlanta 1996, were forced to wear this leotard, which suspiciously reminded the logo of a Spanish brand. This could cost their the Olympic Medal, since advertisments on leotards were forbidden.
Melitina’s flower leotard became really popular in 2009 and was an inspiration for many leotard designers.
This leotard was made in exclusive for Olympic Champion, Evgeniya Kanaeva, in 2012. It has more than 7000 Swarovski stones on it.
Anna was wearing this leotard which was inspired on Ukrainian traditional dance, called “Hopak”.
At that time, she was wearing the most trendy leotards: this pink one and her legendary spots leo.
A beautiful Geisha made of crystal stones can be seen on this leotard.