Happy Birthday Melitina Staniouta!!

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Melitina is one of the most successful Belarusian Gymnasts and the great-granddaughter of Belarusian actress Stefaniya Staniouta. Melitina Staniouta finished 5th in Rio Olympic Games overall after a drop in her clubs routine, which pushed her away of podium.

She was born in 15 November 1993 in Minsk, Belarus.  She is also a three-time (2015, 2013 and 2010) World all-around bronze medalist, and the 2014 All-Around European Champion.



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Yana Kudryavtseva exclusive interview for Men’s Health


Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS)

World Champion and Silver Medal at Olympic Games in Rio 2016, Yana Kudryavtseva talked to Russian Magazine Men’s Health about her successful sports career.

The question is, who could beat Kudryavtseva’s victories? She seems to be unbeaten, since Yana is 11 times European Champion (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and 13 times World Champion (2013, 2014, 2015). She is also Longines Elegance Ambassador.



In 2013, you became the youngest World Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics. How can you motivate yourself for all these years?

I can say sportsmen life sometimes become really hard. My motivation consists of thinking about competitions to show as much as I can do.

Which is your favorite apparatus?

My favorite one is ball. But that doesn’t mean that ball routines are easy at all.



Your routines use classical music such as Mozart, Rachmaninov and Sibelius but, which is your favorite kind of music?

It depends on my mood but I like something femenine and melancholic.

After Olympic Games were all over, what did you dream about?

I have already got my silver medal and I dreamed that something is yet to come.


Source and Photos: Men’s Health Russia

Advertisment Holidays campaign featuring Spanish team



Once again, Spanish brand Freixenet is featuring Spanish Senior Group for their popular Holiday Campaign. “The Golden Bubbles” is the name designed for the group. The advertisment was recorded in Barcelona last month and will be broadcasted in December.

Spanish Senior Group (Alejandra Quereda, Elena López, Artemi Gavezou, Sandra Aguilar and Lourdes Mohedano) qualified second in Olympic Games in Rio 2016 just behind Russian Team and 4th in London 2012. The group became more and more popular in the last 6 years.

On December 28th, they will perform in an special event at Teatro Goya in Spain for this Holiday Campaign.





Alejandra Quereda, captain


Lourdes Mohedano and Elena López

Gymnast of the week: Elizaveta Nazarenkova



Elizaveta Nazarenkova was born in Murmansk, Russia but now she competes for Uzbekistan. Since 2010, Liza competed as an international gymnast. In 2014 Elizaveta switched nationallity, competing for Uzbekistan. Her best results were achieved at Asian Games last year, where she got 2 gold medals: team competition and clubs final.

Her sports career begun in 1999 in her hometown, Murmansk and 10 years later, she moved to Moscow where she started training with her coach Natalia Gorbulina. In 2010 she joined National team of Russia as a junior gymnast. Her influences were Olympic Champion Evgeniya Kanaeva and Silver Olympic medalist, Irina Tchachina.


Liza is one of the most well-known athletes from her Oblast and so that was named the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Athlete of the Year in Murmansk, Russia. She also holds  the title of Master of Sport of International Class.

Early in 2016 season, Nazarenkova suffered a leg injury who prevented her to compete until April. Unfortunatly Liza could not qualify in top 8 highest score in Rio Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic Test. She was one of the favorites to reach a place, however she finished a dissapointing 11th. Her teammate, Anastasiya Serdyukova, was the one who could qualify for Rio.


Liza crying after her ball routine

Rio Olympic Test Event





Help Tatiana Ogrizko! Please share!


Tatiana Ogrizko


Tatiana Ogrizko is a former Belarusian gymnast, World Champion in Alicante 1993 with ribbon. She also ranked 8th at Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, becoming a Rhythmic Star.

Nowadays, Tatiana needs our help. Ogrizko, is fighting against cancer for 6 years and she needs to underwent surgery in Israel. As soon as it is possible, friends and people all around the world, the Rhythmic Gymnastics Community and fans, can donate whatever you/they feel comfortable with for supporting this athelete.


Where we can help her?

Just click on this link: https://www.gofundme.com/tatiana-ogrizko-needs-our-help



Information about Rhythmic All Stars Gala 2016


                                          Son Yeon Jae


One of the biggest Rhythmic Gymnastics events in South Korea, Rhythmic All Stars is going to be held this weekend in Seoul. Top gymnasts from all over the world are reunited in this Gala, which mixes Rhythmic Gymnastics and Dance. Son Yeon Jae is starring the show, who became 4th in Olympic Games in Rio, just behind Russians Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva and Ukrainian Anna Rizatdinova.


Goyang Gymnasium. Daehwa Station(Line 3, Exit 3)


Friday, September 16 – Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Time: 9/16(Sat) 3:00pm, 9/17(Sat) 7:00 pm




  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games Gold Medal, Margarita Mamun (RUS)
  • World Team Champion and European Junior Champion, Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)
  • World Bronze Medalist, Melitina Staniouta (BLR)
  • World Team Medalist, Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)
  • Olympic Games Finalist, Kseniya Moustafayeva (FRA)
  • 4th in Olympic Games Rio, Group Italia



Rio Olympic Games 2016 Individual Qualifications Results


Margarita Mamun (RUS)

1.  Мargarita Mamun RUS— 37.833
2. Anna Rizatdinova UKR— 36.966
3. Yana Kudryavtseva RUS 36.782
4. Melitina Staniouta BLR— 36.050
5. Son Yeon Jae KOR— 35.732
6. Ekaterina Halkina BLR— 35.466
7. Neviana Vladinova BUL— 35.366
8. Laura Zeng USA— 35.316
9. Carolina Rodriguez ESP — 35.316
10. Kseniya Moustafaeva FRA — 35.116
11. Salome Pazhava GEO — 35.016
12. Marina Durunda AZE — 34.932
13. Neta Rivkin ISR — 34.907
14. Varvara Filiou GRE — 34.541
15. Sabina Ashirbayeva KAZ — 34.466
16. Anastasiya Serdyukova UZB — 34.266
17. Jana Berezko GER — 34.083
18. Veronica Bertolini ITA — 34.066
19. Kaho Minagawa JPN — 34.007
20. Ekaterina Volkova FIN — 33.882
21. Anna Luiza Filiouranu ROU — 33.650
22. Nicol Ruprecht AUT — 33.549
23. Rong Shang CHN— 33.332
24. Natalia Gaudio BRA — 32.866
25. Danielle Prince AUS — 29.750
26. Ellyane Boal CPV — 19.866



Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS)

Olympic Games Rio 2016 Rhythmic Gymnastics: All information



Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS)

Rhythmic Gymnastics competition consists on three days:

Day 1 (19th of August) 

15:20- 18:20 GMT+1 Individual Qualifications Hoop and Ball

18:50-22:50 GMT+1 Individual Qualifications Clubs and Ribbon

Day 2 (20th of August)

15:00- 17:10 GMT+1 Group Qualifications 5Ribbons

17:40- 18:50 GMT+1 Group Qualifications Clubs and Hoops

20:20-22:50 GMT+1 Individual Final

Day 3 (21st of August)

16:00- 17:45 GMT+1 Group Final


Melitina Staniouta (BLR)


Onlive Livestream without Geoblock

Russian channel “Match”

ᅠ Friday: 16:15, 18:35, 22:40
ᅠ Saturday: 15:55, 18:40, 21:15
ᅠSunday 17:00