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Information about LA Lights 2016

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L.A. Lights is an international Rhythmic Gymnastics tournament that is held in Los Angeles, California. The competition is also known as “The Tournament of Champions”.

There is a lot of expectation around this meeting, since top level gymnasts around the world will show their new compositions. Some of them, Melitina Staniouta (BLR), Anna Rizatdinova (UKR), Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR) and Carolina Rodríguez (ESP) will participate here perhaps with the same exercises as they will perform in Olympic Games in Rio.

Other names that are already confirmed are Anastasiya Mulmina, Eleonora Romanova and Viktoriya Mazur from Ukraine. From Belarus, Mariya Trubach.

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  • Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
    Arrival of Delegations
    Corporate Center Training
    Coaches/Judges  Meeting
  • Friday, Jan 22, 2016
    Competition Begins
  • Saturday, Jan 23, 2016
    Competition Day 2
    2 Event Awards Level 4-8
  • Sunday, Jan 24, 2016
    Competition Day 3
    2 Event Awards + All-Around + Event Gala
  • Monday, Jan 25, 2016
    Departure
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Margarita Mamun: Beggining of new 2016 season

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World Team Champion, Margarita Mamun is working on her new routines, looking forward Olympic Games in Rio.

Last year was really successful for Rita, who won two gold and three silver medals at World Championships in Stuttgart.

“This year Rita has 4 new completely different exercises. They are all different: including music and elements. I can say we are even using rock music.” – says Amina Zaripova, Mamun’s coach – “For me this is the most interesting stage of the season ”

“The new compositions are made by our choreographer, Irina Zenovka, supervised by Irina Alexandrovna (Viner). We are working from the morning until the evening. This new routines will show a different “Rita”.

Margarita Mamun is opening the season in Kazan and Moscow (first stage of Grand Prix series) in February.

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The very best of year 2015

 

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The year that is previous to the Olympian one is always one of the most important moments during the preparation for Olympic Games. In adition, this year the European Games took place in Baku for the very first time in history. These are some of the most remarkable moments during the year.

 

Yana Kudryavtseva becomes European Games All-Around Champion

Russian grace won gold at the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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New Olympic Qualification System

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  • Only 15 countries (max. 2 per NOC) qualified directly from World Championships in Stuttgart. These were:
    Russia
    Belarus
    Georgia
    Ukraine
    Azerbaijan
    Israel
    United States
    Spain
    Bulgaria
    South Korea
    France
    Belarus
    Greece
    Japan
  •  Olympic Test Event, with 26 participants including NOCs (ranked between 16-24 and the best 13 gymnasts not qualified in AA final in World Championships) have the possibility to qualify to OG. These will be the top 6 gymnasts, max. 1 per NOC.
  • Brazil, as the host nation has an invitation.
  • 3 invitations go to continents not qualified
  • An invitation is also given by the tripartite commission

 

Yana’s incredible ball routine during World Championships Stuttgart 2015

Kudryavsteva was injured during WC.

Carolina Rodríguez will be the first rhythmic gymnast that will compete at Olympic Games with 30 years old

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Jasmine Kerber announces her retirement

The American gymnast Jasmine Kerber decided to stop doing gymnastics after World Championships.

 

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Margarita Mamun Euskalgym 2015: Photos

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Margarita “Rita” Mamun is the Russian National All-Around Champion and two-time World All-Around silver medalist. Rita was born in Russia but his father from Bangladesh that is why she briefly competed for this country. Her mother is a former rhythmic gymnast.

During 2015 Rita won gold in World Championships Team Competition together with Yana Kudryavtseva and Aleksandra Soldatova. She as also awarded with Longines Prize for Elegance.

Her coach is Amina Zaripova a former rhythmic gymnast also from Russia, silver and bronze All-Around European and World medalist.

These pictures were taken during Euskalgym press conference and gala in Vitoria, Spain.

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Aleksandra Soldatova Euskalgym 2015: Photos

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Alexandra “Sasha” Soldatova is a Russian Rhythmic Gymnast coached by Anna Shumilova, former coach of Olympic Gymnast Alina Makarenko and World Champion Daria Kondakova.

Alexandra was junior European Champion in 2012. This year she became World Champion in All-Around Team competition together with teammates Yana Kudryatseva and Margarita Mamun.

These pictures were taking Euskalgym Gala 2015 in Vitoria, Spain. Soldatova was shocked about how crazy about her are her fans in Spain.

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Photos: Anna Rizatdinova and Viktoriya Mazur Portraits

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Ukrainian graces, Anna Rizatdinova ( 2013 Word All-around silver medalist, the 2014 All-around bronze medalist and the 2014 European All-around bronze medallist) and European medallist, Viktoriya Mazur attended this month to Euskalgym Gala Show in Spain. These pictures where taken during autograph session and press conference.

Anna Rizatdinova was interviewed by one of the most popular sports press magazine in Spain. She revealed how happy she was for qualifying for Olympic Games in Rio. She already started her preparation looking forward Summer Olympic Games in 2016.

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Photos: Dina and Arina Averina Portraits

Dina and Arina Averina are two rhythmic gymnasts from Zavolzhye, Russia. They are the most popular twins in rhythmic gymnastics nowadays and have followers all  around the world. Since 2011 these twins compete under Russian flag. Last year, in 2014 both competed in Senior Level including tournaments in Russia, Lisbon and Budapest.

Arina and Dina live now in Moscow, both training in Novogorsk as members of the National Team of Russia.

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Euskalgym 2015: Photos II

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Coming up soon a few pictures of Euskalgym Gala 2015 in Vitoria (Spain). Please contact rhythmicgymnasticsinfo@gmail.com if you want to use this photos HQ or Full Size.

 

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Melitina Staniouta (BLR)

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Carolina Rodríguez (ESP)

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Sara Llana (ESP)