Impact of the COVID-19 on the upcoming Rhythmic Gymnastics Events

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

Spain

Rhythmic Gymnastics – Marbella Grand Prix (14-15 March) is postponed. A new date will be announced later.

Ukraine

Rhythmic Gymnastics –  Kiev Grand Prix (21-22 March) is postponed. A new date will be announced later.

France

Rhythmic Gymnastics – Thiais Grand Prix (28-29 March) is cancelled. No Grand Prix Thiais until 2021

Italy
Rhythmic Gymnastics – The Pesaro World Cup (3-5 April) was postponed to 5-7 June 2020. By now, these days are pending under FIG decision. 

Bulgaria
Rhythmic Gymnastics – The Sofia World Cup (10-12 April) is postponed. A new date will be announced later.

Uzbekistan
Rhythmic Gymnastics – The Tashkent World Cup (17-19 April 2020) is postponed. New dates will be communicated later.

Azerbaijan
Rhythmic Gymnastics – The Baku World Cup (24-26 April 2020) is postponed. New dates will be announced.

New Directives for each event will be published soon.

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

Grand Prix Marbella and Grand Prix Thiais are officially cancelled

Grand Prix Marbella (Spain)- Postponed Official Communication by Organizers:

Dear Friends:

In the last few days some countries don’t allow their sportsmen and sportswoman travel to other countries due to COVID-19 health problema. Italy, Bulgaria, Russia and Georgia were the first who cancelled their participation.

The situation in the city and surroundings is estable, anyways the organization decided to postpone Grand Prix Marbella 2020.

The Organizing Committee deeply regrets this last minute cancellation.

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Arina Averina (RUS) at Grand Prix Marbella 2019

 

 

Grand Prix Thiais (France)- Cancelled- Official Press Communication by Organizers:

Dear friends,

The situation of the Coronavirus virus – COVID 19 in France leads the Organizing Committee to cancel the 34th edition of the Internationaux de Thiais scheduled for next March 28 and 29, in view of the risks that this could cause the foreign delegations taking part and the public many who attend the event.

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Dina Averina (RUS) at Grand Prix Thiais 2019

Several delegations have already canceled their participation in the Brno Grand Prix scheduled for this weekend as well as in the Marbella Grand Prix scheduled for next week. They will do the same for the Grand Prix de Thiais.

Our disappointment is great and that of the gymnasts and their staff and the public will be even greater as we can imagine.

However, we cannot – in the absence of certainty as to the continuation in stage 2 of the epidemic by March 28 – to maintain the competition.

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS) at Grand Prix Thiais 2019

Stage 3 during which the virus circulates and is transmissible on the whole territory, could be set up in the short term and thus oblige us to cancel the competition a few days before and thus penalize both the delegations and the public who would have bought their tickets.

Beyond the city of Thiais alone, spectators today come from all over the metropolis and even from abroad.

For spectators who have already bought their place, a reimbursement procedure will be put in place by the organizing committee. All information will be present on the site http://www.grandprixthiais.fr and on social networks as soon as possible.

The Organizing Committee deeply regrets this case of force majeure and renounces only forced and forced. He hopes that everyone will understand the position taken and see you all in March 2021

With our best regards.

 

Grand Prix Deriugina Cup – Kiev- Postponed

Ukrainian Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team coach, Ireesha Blohina confirms that Grand Prix Kiev will be postponed.

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Vlada Nikolchenko and Ireesha Blohina (UKR)

 

Gymnast of the week: Ekaterina Selezneva

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS) at Grand Prix Tartu 2020

Ekaterina Selezneva, two-time World Champion in 2019 in rhythmic gymnastics, was awarded with the title of Honored Master of Sports of Russia. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation. She is currently world champion in hoop. Selezneva has competed as a senior since 2011, but she was not in National Team.

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In addition of two gold medals, Katya has won the bronze medal of the last World Cup with her ribbon routine. Also, 24-year-old Selezneva won last Universiade in Naples (all-around, ribbon, ball and hoop)

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Currently, Katya is in National Team, fighting for and Olympic place and she is still training with her mother as a coach, Olga Nazarova.

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Grand Prix Tartu 2020: Photos

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Russia could not participate in any competition until April due to Coronavirus

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Arina Averina (RUS), last weekend at Miss Valentine Tartu Grand Prix 

Czech media confirms that Russian National Team won’t participate at the next stage of Grand Prix Series in Brno, Czech Republic due to the spread of Coronavirus. The Israeli team is ready to come if the absence of athletes from Italy is confirmed. The Romanian national team was excluded from participation.

This information was given by a member of Czech Union of Gymnastics and it is not official.

By the moment, both Federations (Russia and Israel) haven’t confirmed this. On the other hand, these Federations haven’t contacted the organization of the following Grand Prix Series. According to the information given by Grand Prix Marbella organization, Russia and Israel are still confirmed by the date.

Coronavirus is causing a big health crisis in whole Europe at the moment. The human coronaviruses mainly infect the upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. They often result in upper respiratory tract infections (simple colds) in humans, causing mild illnesses usually of short lasting nature with a rhinitis, cough, sore throat, as well as fever. There are still many unknowns regarding to the virulence and pathogenicity of the virus, the severity of affected patients, its transmission patterns, reservoir and source of infection.

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Information about Miss Valentine Grand Prix Tartu 2020

 

 

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Miss Valentine is an annual competition that takes part in Tartu, Estonia, every year since 1995. The event is organized by the Janika Gymnastics Club (www.vkjanika.ee) in association with the Estonian Gymnastics Federation (www.eevl.ee).

For the first time ever, the 26th Miss Valentine is hosting a Grand Prix series competition, which is also the first in the Nordic and Baltic regions. The Grand Prix will take place on February 29th to first of March.

There are 1000 gymnasts from up to 40 countries expected at the 2020 Grand Prix and Miss Valentine tournament.

 

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Aleksandra Soldatova opens up about her disease

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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.

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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.”

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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”

 

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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.”

 

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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.”

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Facts about Dina and Arina Averina Part II

 

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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”

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“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.”

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Arina Averina (RUS)

“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.

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“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.

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Arina Averina (RUS)

Interview to Natalia Garcia Timofeeva

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Natalia García (ESP)

Natalia Garcia has been for 9 years one of the most important Rhythmic Gymnast in Spain and now, she is fighting for the qualification to Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. In April 2020, four individual gymnasts could have the chance to qualify to Olympics in four different World Cup Competitions. In addition, another European gymnast, could also qualify in the next European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine.

This is my last opportunity. In case I could compete in Tokyo, this would be for sure my last competition. I have been a gymnast for years and after Olympic Games is the best time to finish my career as a gymnast.

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“I train between six and eight hours a day: we go to the gym, we have ballet and stretching sessions and also we practice with hoop, ball, ribbon and clubs. For the next season our coach and I were focusing about a new clubs exercise, but we are also thinking about a new ribbon routine.”

 

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She performs elements that are quite rare elements and this is because of her charisma. She wants to attract attention from the judges and of course, the audience. In 2017 she underwent surgery (hip injury) and she had to stop doing gymnast for almost a year.  Now she feels ready for the new season.

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Euskalgym 2019 : Portraits

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