Who is going to retire from gymnastics this year?

After World Championships that were held in Kiev, a few gymnasts decide to stop doing gymnastics.

Alina Maksymenko, from Ukraine, decided to become a coach. “After World Championships, I will help in Deriugina school as a coach” – said Alina.

“I will continue training, in fact I will compete until the end of the year.  After this, I am not very sure yet, but probably I may only compete in national competitions. I would also like to help little gymnasts to become rhythmic gymnastics stars”.

Source: http://rg.sport.ua/news/201933

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Silviya Miteva, from Bulgaria is another individual gymnasts, with a long career that decide stop doing this sport.

Silviya will be at Euskalgym Gala this year

Since 2003, Silviya competed for Bulgaria (World Championships Budapest 2003). She won bronze medal in Ribbon (Mie WC 2009, Montpellier WC 2011 and EC Vienna 2013).

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Marina Fernández, former individual gymnasts from Spain and group gymnast (in 1st group since 2013) said she will retire. Marina didn’t attend to World Championships because of a technical decision of her coaches.
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Anastasiya Nazarenko

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Anastasiya Bliznyuk

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Kseniya Dudkina

Russian group will be compounded by new gymnasts, since Olympic Champions Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Anastasia Nazarenko and capitain of the group, Kseniya Dudkina.

The team from Russia performs during the rhythmic gymnastics gro

Alina Makarenko retired after suffering from a knee injury.

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Caroline Weber said goodbye to gymnastics after Vienna European Championships.

More about Caroline’s achievements: https://rhythmic-gymnastics.info/2013/05/31/happy-birthday-caroline-weber/

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Darya Dmitrieva, finaly won’t continue training and retires.

Anastasiya Nazarenko

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Maybe you were wondering who was the gymnast of our menu picture “News”, wearing a pink leotard. She is Anastasiya Nazarenko, Olympic Champion in 2012.

In 2010, she won all golds in European Championships, Bremen (all around, 5 hoops and 3 ribbons and 2 ropes)

Anastasiya was born in Kaliningrad, Russia in 1993. In 2009 she joined Senior National Group (Russia). In 2010, she won all golds in European Championships, Bremen (all around, 5 hoops and 3 ribbons and 2 ropes). The same year, Moscow  hosted World Championships, were Russia Group lost all around against Italy.

 

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Berlin Masters Grand Prix 2009 (Germany)

One year after, in 2011, new gymnasts joined the team: Olga Ilina, Alina Makarenko and Kseniya Dudkina, who were before in Junior group. Montpellier World Championships (France) was the most important event in 2011, but once again this team was surrounded by bad luck. They couldn’t get gold.

 

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5 hoops starting position, World Championships Moscow (Russia), 2010

From left to right: Uliyana Donskova, Anastasiya Nazarenko, Darya Shcherbakova, Ekaterina Malygina (center) and Natalia Pichuzhkina.

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World Championships Montpellier 2011 (France)

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National Russian Team 2012

From left to right: Evgeniya Kanaeva (individual), Anastasiya Nazarenko, Karolina Sevastyanova, Alina Makarenko, Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Kseniya Dudkina, Uliyana Donskova, Darya Dmitrieva (individual) and Alexandra Merkulova (individual).

 

2012 was not an easy year for Anastasia, anyways could recover from her foot injury so that she could compete in Olympic London Games, were she got gold.

 

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Gold medal (groups), London Olympics 2012

From left to right: Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Uliyana Donskova, Alina Makarenko, Kseniya Dudkina, Karolina Sevastyanova and Anastasiya Nazarenko

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Uliyana Donskova, Anastasiya Nazarenko and Anastasiya Bliznyuk showing their Olympic Medals

 

Olympic team was: Kseniya Dudkina, Alina Makarenko, Anastasiya Nazarenko, Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Uliyana Donskova and Karolina Sevastyanova. These two last gymnasts decided to retire after Olympic Games.

Nowadays, she is still in group besides Kseniya Dudkina, Alina Makarenko, Olga Ilina, Anastasiya Maximova and Anastasiya Bliznyuk.

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Grand Prix Moscow 2013

Nowadays, she is still in group besides Kseniya Dudkina, Alina Makarenko, Olga Ilina, Anastasiya Maximova and Anastasiya Bliznyuk. Anastasiya is one of the most lovely and kind gymnasts, cheerful and smiley.

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You could all see Anastasiya in her following competition (next week) in Thiais, France.

 

 

 

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¿Quién es la gimnasta que se puede ver en la cabecera de la sección “News” (noticias)? Se trata de la gimnasta rusa Anastasiya Nazarenko, la cual obtuvo oro con el conjunto de Rusia en las olimpiadas de Londres 2012.

 

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Entrenamientos (Moscú GP) 2011

De izquierda a derecha: Alina Makarenko, Nataliya Pichuzhkina, Anastasiya Nazarenko, Uliyana Donskova y Kseniya Dudkina.

Anastasiya nació en Kaliningrado, Rusia en el año 1993. A finales del año 2009, se incorporó como gimnasta titular en el conjunto nacional ruso. Al año siguiente participó por primera vez en el campeonato de Europa, celebrado en Bremen (Alemania), donde obtuvo oro en las dos finales por aparatos y en el concurso general. Ese mismo año Rusia fue anfitriona del campeonato del Mundo (Moscú), pero a pesar de ello, el conjunto ruso no logró obtener la primera plaza, que fue conseguida por Italia.

 

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Sesión de calentamiento

De izquierda a derecha: Anastasiya Nazarenko, Uliyana Donskova y Natalia Pichuzhkina

Un año más tarde, en el año 2011, nuevas gimnastas procedentes del conjunto Junior se incorporaron al equipo titular Senior. Ellas eran Olga Ilina, Alina Makarenko y Kseniya Dudkina. El campeonato del Mundo de Montpellier (Francia) era la cita más importante del año. Una vez más el equipo no tuvo suerte, cometiendo errores en el ejercicio mixto y perdiendo una vez más, el título mundial.

 

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Campeonas Olímpicas 2012 de conjuntos en Gimnasia Rítmica: Rusia

De izda a derecha: Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Uliyana Donskova, Alina Makarenko, Kseniya Dudkina, Karolina Sevastyanova y Anastasiya Nazarenko

2012 no fue un año fácil para Anastasiya, pero a pesar de ello, logró recuperarse de su lesión en el pie y así poder competir en los Juegos Olímpicos, donde ganó el oro junto a Kseniya Dudkina, Alina Makarenko,  Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Uliyana Donskova y Karolina Sevastyanova. Estas dos últimas gimnastas, decidieron retirarse tras las Olimpiadas.

 

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Grand Prix Moscú 2013

De izquierda a derecha: Anastasiya Maximova, Anastasiya Nazarenko, Alina Makarenko, Kseniya Dudkina y en el aire, Anastasiya Bliznyuk.

Su próxima competición internacional será la semana que viene en Francia (Grand Prix Thiais).

Actualmente se encuentra formando parte del conjunto, como la gimnasta más veterana junto a  Kseniya Dudkina, Alina Makarenko, Olga Ilina, Anastasiya Maximova and Anastasiya Bliznyuk. Anastasiya se caracteriza por ser una persona amable, siempre dibujando una sonrisa. Su próxima competición internacional será la semana que viene en Francia (Grand Prix Thiais).

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Rusia, conjunto campeón del Grand Prix de Moscú 2013

De izquierda a derecha: Anastasiya Blizkyuk, Alina Makarenko, Olga Ilina, Anastasiya Maximova, Kseniya Dudkina y Anastasiya Nazarenko.