The last stage of Grand Prix Series takes place this weekend in Marbella, Spain (28th and 29th of October) with a few groups of gymnasts from all around the world, including the whole Ukrainian senior Team.
Former Olympic medalist from Spain, Lourdes Mohedano and from Ukraine, Anna Rizatdinova, will perform a gala during Grand Prix. Natalia Garcia Timofeeva will also surprise the audience with a delighting gala choreographed for this competition.
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Marbella arranges the 5th International Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix, which is also the Grand Final.
The Grand Prix will take place in Marbella, South of Spain from 26th to 28th of October. On Sunday morning, junior competition (2003, 2004,2005 d.o.b.) will also take place.
The participants list of Grand Prix is not available for the moment, but Alina Harnasko (BLR), Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS), Natassia Generalova (USA), Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR), Yanika Vartlaan (UKR), Maria Año (ESP), Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR), Mariya Sergeeva (RUS), Olena Dyachenko (UKR), Karina Kuznetsova (RUS), Neviana Vladinova (BUL) are already confirmed.
Olympic Medalists Anna Rizatdinova, Evgeniya Kanaeva, Lourdes Mohedano and Yuliya Barsukova will be also at Grand Prix as guests.
The competition venue is “Palacio de los Deportes San Pedro de Alcantara”. The closest airport is Malaga (AGP).
Thursday 25th of October:
Arrival of Delegations
Friday 26th of October:
Official Trainings (Grand Prix Trainings are during the afternoon)
Saturday 27th of October:
10:00 National Groups Tournament “Ciudad de Marbella”
16:30 “Grand Prix” (during the afternoon).
Sunday 28th of October:
9:00″Andalucia Cup” (during the morning), 17:00 “Grand Prix Finals” (during the afternoon).
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Rhythmic Gymnastics routines are not only exercises with apparatus difficulty. There is also artristy on them. The gymnasts could act during their routine with elements that have no value but, on the other hand, they give artistic sense to their routines. These are some examples:
Maria Petrova from Bulgaria. This could be one of the most famous starting positions in Rhythmic Gymnastics history and one of Maria’s most original routines.
Katrin Taseva (BUL) starts and ends her 2018 ball routine with this curious position.
Viktoriya Mazur (UKR) started this lovely ball routine with the ball between her foot.
Alina Kabaeva (RUS), who introduced contortion elements to rhythmic gymnastics at the end of 90’s.
Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) began 2013 season with this suggestive ball starting position.
Elizabeth Paysieva (BUL) starting her rope routine showing her back flexibility skills.
Anna Bessonova (UKR) started her dramatic “Avrora” hoop routine holding the hoop between her wrists.
Viktoria Shynkarenko (UKR) deep look to judges.
Silviya Miteva (BUL) holding the ball on her arms.
Tamara Yerofeeva (UKR) starting with a balance that continued with a tourlent.
Leotard is a skin-tight one-piece garment that covers the torso but leaves the legs wore by gymnasts. Some of them are also covering legs and they are called “unitards”.
Since 2001, COP allows leotards with or without skirts and unitards (since 1993) . The skirt should fall down on the hips and “tutu shape” is forbidden. Its length should not go lower than the pelvis. Tights are also allowed. Since a few years ago, leotards can be embroidered with sequins, glitter, feathers and Swarovski stones.
Leotards designers may find their inspiration on fashion runways. Karina Kuznetsova wore a leotard inspired in Valentino’s original gown, Yana Kudryavtseva worn a ball leotard which was an inspiration on an iconic design by Dior Couture.
One of the most finest leotards atelier is “Lana”, located in Moscow, Russia. They sew leotards for international Rhythmic Gymnastics stars such as Arina and Dina Averina, Aleksandra Soldatova, Yanika Vartlaan and Kseniya Moustafaeva.
Each leotard represents a storie. For example, Polina Shamatko has an exercise with music of Shchedrin “Russian Fairytale”. This leotard is hadmade painted. The leotard is inspired in Russian folklore.
They give a swimsuit for a 100% guarantee of cost, from which 10% of the cost of a swimsuit is deducted once the leotards is returned back up to 7 calendar days. This is usually enough even for going to international competitions.
Contact: +7 (985) 360-38-50, Svetlana
Full Catalog: https://vk.com/lana_leotards
Online Courses (Spanish): https://study.lana18.ru/p/curso-completo-espanol/?preview=logged_out
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Aeon Cup is a Rhythmic Gymnastics International Clubs competition that is held every year in Japan.
The 2018 AEON CUP Worldwide R.G. Club Championships, will be hosted by the Japanese Gymnastics Association, this AEON Cup will begin from the 28th to 30th of September in Japan. Teams consist of 3 gymnast: two senior gymnast and a junior gymnast.
Gazprom club won last edition of Aeon Cup.
Each team competes with 12 routines: 8 senior routine (2 individual gymnast) and 4 junior routine (1 individual gymnast).
Dynamo (BLR) Katsiaryna Halkina, Anastasiya Salos, Yana Striga (Junior).
SK TART MS Brno (CZE)
Alina CHAMZINA, Sabina ZALESAKOV, Veronika GUMENYUK
MTK Budapest (HUN)
Fanni PIGNICZKI, Anna JUHÁSZ, Korinna BORDA
Linoy ASHRAM, Nicol ZELIKMAN, Adi asia KATS
ADACHI RG CLUB (JPN)
Akari DOZONO, Hinata ISHII, Runa TAKAHASHI
AEON RG CLUB (JPN)
Kaho MINAGAWA, Chisaki OIWA, Aino YAMAD
SETAGAYA RG Club (JPN)
Rieko KAMEI, Kano NAKASONE, Nao SAITOU
Rythmo-Cats Club GR (LUX)
Yuliana TELEGINA , Ekaterina VEDENEEVA,
Margit OEVERAAS, Karoline WENNBERG, Josephine NORDSTAD JUUL MOLLER
Arina AVERINA, Dina AVERINA, Anastasia SERGEEVA
YSC Slovakia (SVK)
Benjaporn LIMPANICH, Kanpitcha PATANASAK, Nat KULSANAWONG
Garmoniya Elit (UZB)
FIG Official Partner, Longines, awarded Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) with “Prize for Elegance” last friday evening in Sofia.
Longines awarded with this prize for more than 20 years. Almudena Cid, Margarita Mamun, Yana Kudryavtseva, Daria Kondakova, Anna Rizatdinova, Alexandra Agiurgiuculese are some of the gymnasts that were recognized with this award.
The prize is given to the most remarkable grace and elegance course of All-Around individual final in World Championships.
This year’s jury was composed of Walter von Kaenel, President of Longines, FIG President Morinari Watanabe, Maria Petrova, 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships Ambassador and Dmitri Dmitriev, Longines Regional Sales Manager for Bulgaria.
Soldatova recieved an exclusive timepiece as well as a bank check.
Kazan is the stage elected before World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, in September. Most of top Russian rhythmic gymnasts are competing in Kazan which makes the competition even more interesting such as Irina Annenkova, Dina and Arina Averina and Mariya Sergeeva.
Junior rising star, Daria Trubnikova, won All-Around competition ahead Yana Striga, who is one of the top juniors of the season. Trubnikova’s coach is former gymnast, Amina Zaripova, who was also coaching current the Olympic Champion, Margarita Mamun. Unfortunatly, Polina Shmatko and Anastasiya Sergeeva could not compete here due to health reasons. Anastasiya published on social media that she was suffering from appendicitis.
Startlist 2nd of June: