News about Russian Group



Just in the middle of this season, Sofiya Skomorokh got injured. A few days after, the whole Russian National Group flew to Israel, where the new composition of the group was decided.

The members of the group after this camp were: Anastasiya Maksimova, Maria Tolkacheva, Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Anastasiya Tatareva and Kseniya Polyakova. Kseniya made her debut in Russian National Championships last weekend. Head member of the group, Anastasiya Maksimova said that Kseniya was “a good choice”.


From left to Right: Kseniya Polyakova, Maria Tolkacheva, Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Anastasiya Maksimova and Anastasiya Tatareva


On the other hand, Russian Group is not traveling to Rio Test Event that is going to be held this weekend. Irina Viner-Usmanova said that Group is not traveling because “traveling 18 hours to Rio for just a weekend is non-sense”.

– “We have already seen videos of the competition area and we built a plataform in Novogorsk, like the one that is going to be in Rio.”

Irina Viner-Usmanova also spoke about Sofiya’s injury.

– “Unfortunatly, Sofiya Skomorokh got injured last month. So we had to find a replacement. The new member of the group is Kseniya Polyakova”

All Pictures Copyright by Oleg Naumov for Russian Federation