World Championships Stuttgart 2015
After some rumours some weeks ago, it is already confirmed that Eleonora Romanova, who compited for Ukraine last year is now training in Russian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Novogorsk. The fact is she didn`t return to the Ukrainian RG National Team and for the moment and media said that parents took her away from Ukraine and that she allegedly decided to change the nationality to compete further for the Russian Federation. Despite of rumours,there were a few pictures in Instagram where she was clearly seen in Novogorsk.
Ukrainian RG Federation spoke about this situation: “To sum up : Eleonora Romanova was staying with her parents in Krasnodon (region of Lugansk) after New Year and the coaches of the National team have been shocked to find out of her presence in Russia. Currently, neither the gymnast nor her parents have reached out to Ukrainian RG Federation and never informed the Federation of the wish to change citizenship”
Despite of rumours,there were a few pictures in Instagram where she was clearly seen in Novogorsk.
“However, we are aware that she was seen in Moscow. Eleonora Romanova has been financed in full by the government of Ukraine and sponsorship during all the years of her stay in National team. Normally the preparation of an athlete of such a high level costs approximately 2-5 mln. USD.”