New Sports Project in Spanish Rhythmic Gymnastics

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Spanish Senior Group in 2019

Olympian Alejandra Quereda has been appointed today as the new National Head Coach in groups. Quereda already leads Spanish individual Team as a Head coach since 2018. The Royal Spanish Gymnastics Federation (RFEG) has been working for several months in this sports project, that will be showed up in the upcoming days.

Alejandra Quereda competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games in Brazil where she was member of the Spanish group that won silver medal in group-all around. The new long-term project will start with the first objective of building a competitive team for the World Championship (qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games), which will be held in the city of Valencia in 2023.

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Spanish Senior Group in 2012

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Anna Baranova

Thus, Anna Baranova, who was until now the National Head Coach for the last decade, is no longer part of the RFEG. Anna Baranova was born in Belarus and has a long career as an international coach. Nowadays she is living in Madrid, Spain.

She has held the position of National Head coach in two stages: the first from 2004 to 2008, and the second from 2011 to 2020. She also had the help of Sara Bayón as coach. In this period, the Spanish team has achieved among other achievements proclaiming itself Olympic Silver Champions in Rio 2016, two-time World Champions in 10 clubs (Kiev 2013 and Izmir 2014), the World bronze in the All-Around Competition of Stuttgart 2015 and 4th place at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Spanish Senior Group in 2019

 

Interview to Anna Baranova, Spanish National team Coach

Anna Baranova was born in Belarus and has a long career as an international coach. Nowadays she is living in Madrid, Spain, working as National Team coach.

“Spanish group could be one of the top groups this season. My goal is this team become a champion. But since the begging I had to find out how is the personality of my gymnasts, their personality.”

“This team is very popular, especially in Spain. When there is a national competition, there’s nobody who wouldn’t like to see their performances. That’s very important in this sport. The audience rely on us.”

“Our team already show off that they have a really high level”