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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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

Information about Miss Valentine Grand Prix Tartu 2020

 

 

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

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.

 

Participants

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Dina Averina (RUS)

Tickets

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

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Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

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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Dina Averina (RUS)

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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Arina Averina (RUS)

“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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Dina Averina (RUS)

“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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Natalia García 8ESP)

“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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Natalia García (ESP)

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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Natalia García (ESP)

 

Euskalgym 2019 : Portraits

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Alexandra Soldatova (RUS)

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Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

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Ekaterina Galkina (BLR)

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Dina Averina (RUS)

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Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)

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Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR)

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Ekaterina Galkina (BLR)

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Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Dina Averina and Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Linoy Ashram (ISR)

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Laura Traets and Erika Zafirova (BUL)

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Laura Traets (BUL)

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Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)

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Alina Harnasko and Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

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Milena Baldassarri and Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)

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Alexandra Soldatova (RUS)

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Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

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Milena Baldassarri (ITA)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

Information about Euskalgym Rhythmic Gymnastics Gala 2019

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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.

Participants:

Current World All-Around Champion, Dina Averina

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Dina Averina (RUS)

World Champion in Ribbon in 2017, Aleksandra Soldatova

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

Bronze medallist in European Championships 2018, Katsiaryna Halkina

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

Current Vice World Champion, Arina Averina

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Arina Averina (RUS)

 

Current World Championships Bronze in All-Around Competition Medallist, Linoy Ashram

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Current World Champion in Hoop, Ekaterina Selezneva

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

Current Junior World Champion, Lala Kramarenko

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Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

Current World Bronze Medallist in ball and ribbon, Boryana Kaleyn

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Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)

Ukrainian Senior National Team
Member, Honoured Master of Sports International Class, Yeva Meleshchuk

The Bulgarian “Golden Girls” Senior Bulgarian Team

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Current World Team Bronze Medallist, Anastasiia Salos and Alina Harnasko

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Alina Harnasko (BLR)

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Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

Rhythmic Gymnastics Summer Training Camp in Ibiza with Russian Coach L. Dmitrova

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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.

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

Location

Santa Eulalia, Ibiza (Spain).

Schedule

From 10 am to 1 pm and from 4pm to 8 pm

Fees

The prices depends on the age and level of the gymnast.

Contact

lucy@rsgworld.net

Dates

From 28th of July to 30th of August

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Natalia Lipkovskaya (RUS)

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Alina Kabaeva (RUS)

Facts about Dina and Arina Averina

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Dina and Arina Averina are the most popular twins in Rhythmic Gymnastics and they are currently World and European Champions. These are some facts about them:

We started rhythmic gymnastics because of our sister, Polina

Dina and Arina Averina have an older sister, called Polina Averina, who was also a gymnast. Once, when she came back home, she showed to her sisters her new skills and the twins were interested on going also to gymnastics school. Nowadays Polina works as a coach in Dubai and is three years older than Dina and Arina.

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Dina and Arina were invited to live in Moscow and train in the National Sports Center, Novogorsk, because of their talent. They moved at the age of 13 years old. Their family continued living in Nizhny-Novgorod. In Novogorsk also live the gymnasts who compound the National Team, including groups, senior individual and junior individual gymnasts.

Our daily routine starts very early, at 7:30 am

They usually wake up at 7:30 am and have breakfast around 8:10 am. The next step is getting ready and work on the computer. This computer shows us our basal conditions to train. We have a break of two hours and then, we are back on training at 4 pm. They usually go to bed at 11 pm. In Novogorsk, the gymnast have the chance to visit the doctor, psychologist…

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Arina Averina (RUS)

Our main goal is to compete at Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020

They support each other in every single competition. If one of them doesn’t succeed, then it is up to the other to hold up the Russian flag. At the beginning of the year, the gymnast that place from 1st to 8th position make the National Team. Those who reach the 1st, 2nd and 3rd position, will go to Grand Prix Series. But it is the main coach (Irina Viner-Usmanova) who decides the gymnast that will compete in every single event. They have a weekly control training, who is directed by Irina Viner. She also chooses the music and the main composition of the routines.

Vera Shatalina is the coach of Dina and Arina Averina, who also has the help of the main choreographer of the team, Irina Zenovka. They discuss together, with the sisters, which music and elements could fit better with the routine.

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Dina Averina (RUS)

In some years they don’t want to be linked to gymnastics. They are not planning to become coaches either. Their main plan is to go to the University. They have really different points of view: Arina is more calmed and relaxed, while Dina has more strengh and nerve. Arina is the “angel”, while Dina is the “demon”

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Dina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

Information About European Games Minsk 2019

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.

Tickets: https://www.en.ticketpro.by/sport/rhythmic-gymnastics-and-acrobatics-22-june-2019/

Participants:

 

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Andreea Verdes (ROU)

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Zohra Aghamirova (AZE)

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Nicol Ruprecht (AUT)

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Fanny Pigniczky (HUN)

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Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)

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Salome Pazhava (GEO)

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Linoy Ashram (ISR)

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

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Katrin Taseva (BUL)

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Eleni Kelaiditi (GRE)

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

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Arina Averina (RUS)