Interview to Aleksandra Soldatova

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Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics senior team member, Aleksandra Soldatova, gave an exclusive interview to Russian TV after World Championships.

How do you feel after a good performance?

I have to say that of course when you perform a clean routine and so that you get a high score, that is such a good feeling. But also I know that isn’t still your limit. That is maybe one of the bests moments for a gymnast.

Do you usually cry during trainings?

I remember when I was a kid I used not to cry. At least I tried not to. Even if the coach shout to me. Right now it is kinda different. I usually cry because of my feelings, mostly happiness.

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Have you ever think in stop doing gymnastics?

There were a lot of moments that I thought to just give up. But then, I believe this is just a way to reach a medal.

Did you start doing gymnastics because of Rhythmic Gymnastics Stars?

When I started doing gymnastics I didn’t know Kabaeva, Kanaeva… I just liked gymnastics and that’s why I focused on it. I even wasn’t interested in Olympic Games or World Championships.

How did you met Anna Dyachenko (Shumilova)?

I don’t remember clearly. But I got close to her really soon and, then, I understood how a great person and coach she is. I respect her a lot.

What would you say to those who have you to stop doing gymnastics?

That words make me feel mad at them. Of course gymnasts have a lot of injuries and suffer from pain. But I feel that I have to do something for this sport.

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How is Irina Alexandrovna Viner as a coach?

Without her I could not have any medals. When I am training even over 10 hours a day, of course I feel really tired. But I am thankful to her because she helps me a lot. Instead of thinking “I am exhausted” I think, “Thank you Irina Alexandrova for spending this time with me”.

Could you describe how was this last year for you?

Extremely hard. I injured my leg. It was such a long recovery. I also missed European Championships. I was quite sure I was going to this event. I had to say that before I got injured, I performed my routines as clean as I could. I was ready for EC. I remember how I start feeling the pain in my leg during leaps. Then the doctors realized my leg was broken. Once I knew that, I started crying. I think I will regret of not going to EC the rest of my life…

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Aleksandra Soldatova, awarded by Longines “Prize for Elegance”

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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.

 

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Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships Budapest 2017 Qualification (Friday 19th May) Photos

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Olena Diachenko (UKR)

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Aleksandra Soldatova: World Cup Guadalajara 2016

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Aleksandra “Sasha” Soldatova was born in Pushkino, Russia, eighteen years ago. Sasha brought into international competitions since 2011. Her career is excellent: European Champion (Team) in 2012, Junior Russian Champion, European and World Champion with team.

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In her early career, she moved close to Moscow and started training with Anna Shumilova (Dyachenko) in Dynamo Dmitrov. Over the last years, many Rhythmic Gymnastics Stars trained here such as Olympic Champion Alina Makarenko, World Champion Darya Kondakova or Master in Sports Adel Galina, Veronika Polyakova and Ekaterina Malygina.

These pictures were taken during World Cup Series in Guadalajara, Spain in June 2016. Spanish audience was crazy about Sasha and she was really glad to be in Spain.

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Photographer Copyright Twitter @dani_foto

 

 

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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