Code of Points: Penalties by the time and line and coordinator Judge

1 For each additional or missing second on the time of the exercise – 0.05

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Irina Annenkova (RUS)

2 For music not conforming to regulations 0.50

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

3 For each additional music with words 1.00

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

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

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

5 For any use of non-conforming apparatus (Individual and Group exercises) – 0.50

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

6 For using any apparatus not previously placed 0.50

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Anastasiya Salos (BLR)

7 For excessive delays in routine preparation which delay the competition 0.50

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Dina Averina (RUS)

8 For unauthorized retrieval of the apparatus 0.50

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Arina Averina (RUS)

9 For an unauthorized use of replacement apparatus (original apparatus still in the floor area) 0.50

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Linoy Ashram (ISR)

10 Dress of the Individual and Group gymnast not confirming to the regulations (one time per exercise) 0.30

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Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

11 For emblem or publicity not conforming to official norms 0.30

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

12 Bandages or support pieces not confirming to the regulations 0.30

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Neviana Vladinova (BUL)

13 For early or late presentation by the gymnast(s) 0.50

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Katrin Taseva (BUL)

14 For gymnast(s) warming up in the competition hall 0.50

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Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)

15 For Group gymnasts communicating verbally with each other during the exercise 0.50

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Aleksandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)

16 Entry of the group to the floor area is not confirming to the rules 0.50

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Ukraine

17 For coach communication with the gymnast(s), musician, or judges during the exercise 0.50

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Spain

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

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Russia

19 For Group gymnast leaving the Group during the exercise 0.30

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Daria Trubnikova (RUS)

20 For “use of a new gymnast” if a gymnast leaves a group for valid reason 0.50

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Salome Pazhava (GEO)

Rhythmic Gymnastics Photography

ACROBATIC GYMNASTICS

Photography is the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (such as film or an optical sensor).

We offer the possibility to print and send you via post a full High Quality photography in the size you (A2, A3, A4) of your favorite gymnast. We also have exclusive autographed photos in A4 formats. Here are some examples:

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Portrait of Ekaterina Galkina (BLR) 5496 x 3670 pixels 

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Olena Dyachenko (UKR) World Cup Guadalaja 2017

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Katrin Taseva (BUL) 5496 x 3670 Grand Prix Thiais 2018

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Alina Harnasko (BLR) World Cup Guadalajara 2016

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) 3543 x 5315 pixels European Championships 2017

 

 

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Dina Averina (RUS) 3670 x 5496 Grand Prix Marbella 2019

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR) 5472 x 3678 Grand Prix Marbella 2018

 

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS) 3418 X 4281 pixels Grand Prix Marbella 2018

 

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Team Uzbekistan 5472 x 3648 pixels Grand Prix Thiais 2018

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Linoy Ashram (ISR) 764 x 1111 pixels Euskalgym Gala 2019

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Natalia Garcia (ESP) 3543 x 5315 pixels Grand Prix Thiais 2019

 

Contact:

For prices and more information:

rhythmicgymnasticsinfo@gmail.com

Ekaterina Galkina’s Online Masterclass

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Contact:

clubritmicacastrillon@hotmail.com

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Requirements for Rhythmic Gymnastics Leotards

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Close-up of Natalia Garcia’s (ESP) embellished leotard

Based on the updated code of points, a rhythmic gymnastics leotard must accomplish the following rules:

  • Non- transparent. Some parts in lace will have to be lined from the trunk to the chest. It must be tight fitting in order to enable the judges the correct positions.
  • They can have sleeves but narrow straps are not allowed.
  • Leotards for groups must be identical. However, if the leotard is made of a patterned material, some slight differences due to the cut may be tolerated.
  • The neckline of the front and back of the leotard must be no further down than half of the sternum and the lower line of the shoulder blades.
  • The cut of the leotard at the top of the legs must not go beyond the fold of the crotch (maximum); undergarments worn beneath the leotard should not be visible beyond the seams of the leotard itself.
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Viktoriia Onoprienko’s (UKR) red leotard fitting with the music

From 2017, the code of points also allows:

  • Tights under the leotard
  • Gymnasts may perform their exercises with bare feet or gymnastics slippers.
  • Forbidden: to wear jewellery or piercings which jeopardize the safety of the gymnast. Also a skirt that does not fall further than the pelvic area over the leotard, tights or the unitard is allowed.
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Fabrics of a leotard

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Bandages or support pieces are made of skin colour

Penalties by Coordinator Judge:

Leotards  will be checked prior to the entrance of the gymnast in the competition hall and if this does not conform to the code of points, a penalty is applied by the Coordinator Judge.

  • -0.30 points for individual gymnast and one time for the Group at fault.
  • -0.30 points if emblem or publicity not conforming to official norms.
  • -0.30 points in case of bandages or support pieces are made of colors (it must be of skin color)
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Anastasiya Salos (BLR) wearing a fluor leotard

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Ekaterina Selezneva wearing a leotard in the same colour as her ball

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Leotards in groups

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Some part of the leotards could be transparent

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Feelings

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Vlada Nikolchenko and her coach Ireesha Blohina (UKR)

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a very emotive sport: isnt’t it? Gymnasts are rivals but they are also best friends. We all even can see the good relationship between coaches and their gymnast. Natural development through games and sport gives a deep feeling of accomplishment. Emotion is a central feature of Rhythmic Gymnastics. Gymnasts, as well as supporters, could experience many emotions, such as joy, sadness, anger, fear, anxiety, shame or guilt, and pride. Most emotion theorists argue that emotions have the power to motivate and regulate cognitions and behaviors in sport.

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Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and her coach Elena Karpushenko moments before competition

Happiness  and  joy  are  associated  with  the  attainment  of  important  goals  and the  demonstration  of  competence, such as winning medals.  When they are happy, gymnasts are more likely to smile and embrace significant others (for example, their team partner). Although they could be rivals, Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva were really close to each other during Olympic Games.  Loss is more likely to lead to sadness,  with  tell-tale  facial  expressions,  occasional crying,  initial  behavioral  isolation,  and  the  urge to  seek  comfort  from  others. Aliya Garayeva from Azerbaijan cried after qualifying 4th at Olympic Games All Around Final.

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Ekaterina Halkina (BLR)

 

 

Fear is triggered by  the  appraisal  of  impending  danger  related  to physical or psychological harm. Ekaterina Halkina confirmed some weeks ago that she suffered from anxiety. The fear emotion  can  activate  fear-related  memories  and learned behaviors, thus increasing the strength of the fear response.

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Margarita Mamun (RUS)

Olympic Champion in 2016, Margarita Mamun starred the documentary by Marta Prus Over the Limit, “an intimate portrait of the world’s most outstanding rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun who needs to overcome mental fragility to take part in the Olympic Games.” This riveting documentary reaveals a behind-the-scenes drama about the intensive physical and mental labor put into a sport which thrieves on its beautiful aesthetics.

Gesture in rhythmic gymnastics is deliberate, elaborate, adjusted and designed for a spectacular effect. Its purpose is to make the gymnast’s performance bright and rich. Every gesture has the exact meaning, conveys emotions, feelings and mood, helps to design the whole message of the composition. Many gymnasts open up their emotions on their routines.

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

Even a professional rhythmic gymnast sometimes can’t calm her nerves at the right moment, relax and ease unnecessary tension. In such situation there’s a risk of “psychological breakdown”.

 

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Tears of Spanish Senior Group (Gold Medal) during Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games

 

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Yana Kudryatseva (RUS) mistake at Rio Olympic Games

Many other gymnasts suffered from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Russian rhythmic gymnastics star, Aleksandra Soldatova revealed a few weeks 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. Spanish promising star, Olatz Rodríguez (17 years old) confirmed in her own Instagram site that she is suffering (and still recovering) from anorexia.

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

Save Deriugina School

 

 

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Anna Rizatdinova (UKR), World Champion in Hoop, Bronze Olympic Medallist in 2012 and Ireesha Blohina, her coach

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.

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Anna Bessonova (UKR) – World Champion, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Bronze Medallist

“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.

Coaches:

Albina Deriugina (main coach)

Irina Deriugina (main coach)

Ireesha Blohina (choreographer)

 

Notable Alumni

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Ekaterina Serebrianskaya – Olympic Champion

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Natalia Godunko- Olympian, World Champion in Groups

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Anna Rizatdinova- Bronze Olympic Medallist

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Tamara Yerofeeva- World Champion and Olympian

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Khrystyna Pohranychna – Silver Olympic Youth Champion

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Olena Dmytrash- Group Olympian, European Games and Universiade Medallist

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Viktoriia Onopriienko- 5th , All-Around Junior European Championships

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Oksana Skaldina (Olympic Bronze Medallist) and Aleksandra Tymoshenko (Olympic Champion)

 

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Olena Dyachenko – 2 time Grand Prix Final medalist

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Vlada Nikolchenko – World Championships Bronze Medallist in Clubs

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Yevgeniya Gomon – World, European and Universiade Group Medallist

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Yeva Meleshchuk – Champion in Clubs at Summer Universiade 2019

 

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Alina Maksymenko- 2013 World Championship 3rd in final clubs, Olympian

 

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Anastasiia Mulmina- 3 time Universiade Medallist

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Viktoriya Mazur- 3 time World Team Competition bronze medalist.

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Anna Bessonova – 2007 All around World Champion, two-time All around Olympic bronze medalist (2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing)

Grand Prix Tartu 2020 Photos II

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)