Gymnast’s sensations after European Championships

Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)

Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)

“This is my second big competition for 2020. We officially close the season. It was a very strange and different year. Although we did not have normal training and we constantly had to interrupt, we left for this race with a great desire to compete and show that we can and will fight for medals. I want to thank all the people who were by my side and helped me get through this difficult time. I know that this was definitely not my maximum and I am ready to work 24/7 to achieve together the result that so many people work and dream about!

Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)

Yeva Meleschuk (UKR)

I always do everything that is important for me with love❤️ and these wonderful emotions of happiness and pride to represent Ukraine at our European Championship in Kiev will remain in my memory forever✨ No matter how difficult the training path was, I knew that I was where I should be and where you wait me, love and support me! Let the Championship be without public, but thanks to the incredible work of everyone in organizing these competitions, that each of you could live this celebration of sport with us! And I want to say thank you to all our coaches, doctors, photographers, fans, because we are one team, we are Team Ukraine and we are making history together”

Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR)

Ireesha Blohina (UKR)

“This is a historic medal for out team”

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WHOLE TEAM & COUNTRY WINNING TEAM ALL ROUND GOLD MEDAL!!!!

Team Ukraine

Alina Harnasko (BLR)

“I am very happy! I can’t believe this is real!”

Alina Harnasko (BLR)

Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

“Thank you all so much for your support and faith in me!”

Anastasiia Salos (BLR)

Karina Sydorak (UKR)

“This is the end of my first European Championships.These were unforgettable impressions and emotions. We have been waiting for this event for a long time. Thank you to all organizers and sponsors who never let me give up, always help me in difficult moments, rejoice for me and love me. And finally, thank you to everyone who cared and believed for me. The main thing is to believe and work hard, then dreams come true!”

Karina Sydorak (UKR)

Daria Atamanov (ISR)

“My first European Championship is done! I want to say a huge thank you to my amazing coaches who were by my side all the way and helped me achieve these results. This is my first time in a competition of this magnitude.”

Daria Atamanov (ISR)

Linoy Ashram (ISR)

“After a whole year of uncertainty about what is going to happen whether there will be an Olympics or not, whether there will be a European Championship or not, I am so happy that I have finally returned to a place I missed so much and have been waiting for so long and it is the competition surface. I did not go through this difficult and challenging period alone I received tremendous support from so many people who made sure I could continue to keep myself and fit.”

Linoy Ashram (ISR)

Melaniia Tur (UKR)

“I am overwhelmed with emotions … It was the most exciting, unforgettable and generally the coolest competition of the year! I can’t imagine myself with this medal (gold). Irina Ivanovna Deriugina, you are really the kind of person who knows how to support, praise, and put you on your feet. Your faith in me makes you move on and not relax! And I want to say so that everyone hears that despite all the difficulties and obstacles, I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE UP! So, with renewed vigor and spirit – let’s continue working!”

Melaniia Tur (UKR)

Polina Karika (UKR)

“I still can’t believe it … I am grateful to everyone who supported, helped, supported me and believed in me. Thank you for giving me a chance and believing in me to the last. I also want to say a huge thank you to all the coaching staff and my first coaches. And of course I want to thank my relatives who supported me in difficult times. It was a dream and it came true.”

Polina Karika (UKR)

Yelizaveta Zorkina (BLR)

“I want to say thank you very much for the preparation, for the moral support, for the patience and faith in me.”

Yelizaveta Zorkina (BLR)

Alona Hillel (ISR)

“Thank you so much to everyone my amazing coaches and the whole team. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my life and I am so happy that I got to this European Championship. Thank you so much for an amazing experience!”

Alona Hillel (ISR)

Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships 2020 Day 4 Photos II

Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)
Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)
Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)
Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)
Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)
Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)
Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)
Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)
Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)
Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)
Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)
Yeva Meleschuk (UKR)
Yeva Meleschuk (UKR)

Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships 2020 Senior Individual All-Around Final Results

Linoy Ashram (ISR) is the European Champion

Linoy Ashram makes history and becomes the first non-Russian European Champion in the all-around senior individual final. Ashram, has won numerous medals in recent years and is seen as one of the country’s leading hopes in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, delayed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.Back in 1997 Elena Vitrichenko from Ukraine was the last non Russian to win this championship. The battle for gold displayed between Israel’s Linoy Ashram and Belarussian Alina Harnasko, who was in the last seasons recovering from ACL (knee) double surgery. About the bronze medal, several gymnasts were in contention before the fourth and last routine. Boryana Kaleyn from Bulgaria and Anastasiia Salos from Belarus were fighting for the podium, but after a drop in Boryana’s clubs routine, Salos got the medal.

Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)

Both Alina Harnasko and Linoy Ashram scored 100,900 but as the tie breaking rules state, the total execution is firstly compared. The technical deductions also moved Linoy into the lead ahead of Alina. This could gave the gold medal to Linoy Ashram from Israel.

Boryana Kaleyn could not win a medal this time and finished fourth ahead of Nicol Zelikman (ISR), who made four clear routines and Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR).

Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR)
Anastasiia Salos (BLR)
  1. Linoy Ashram (ISR) 100.900
  2. Alina Harnasko (BLR) 100.900
  3. Anastasia Salos (BLR) 96.500
1ISRLinoy Ashram (ISR)100.900
2BLRAlina Harnasko (BLR)100.900
3BLRAnastasiia Salos (BLR)96.500
4BULBoryana Kaleyn (BUL)95.300
5ISRNicol Zelikman (ISR)94.600
6UKRYeva Meleshchuk (UKR)93.450
7BULKatrin Taseva (BUL)92.150
8UKRVlada Nikolchenko (UKR)90.000
9AZEZohra Aghamirova (AZE)88.300
10ROUAndreea Verdes (ROU)88.050
11HUNFanni Pigniczki (HUN)87.650
12AZEArzu Jalilova (AZE)87.600
13SLOEkaterina Vedeneeva (SLO)86.700
14ESTViktoria Bogdanova (EST)82.350
15LATJelizaveta Polstjanaja (LAT)82.350
16MACRejchl Stojanov (MAC)80.600
17TURKamelya Tuncel (TUR)80.050
18ROUSonia Ichim (ROU)79.350
19LTUFausta Sostakaite (LTU)69.900
20MDAAnastasia Guz (MDA)69.600
21CZEDenisa Stepankova (CZE)69.150
22LUXElena Smirnova (LUX)64.550
23CROLana Sambol (CRO)60.650
24MNEJovana Markovic (MNE)47.100
25BIHHana Kahriman (BIH)21.400
Source: losdeportes.info
Alina Harnasko (BLR)

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS KIEV 2020 DAY 4 PHOTOS

Alina Harnasko (BLR)
Alina Harnasko (BLR)
Alina Harnasko (BLR)
Anastasiia Salos (BLR)
Anastasiia Salos (BLR)
Anastasiia Salos (BLR)
Anastasiia Salos (BLR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Medals Ceremony
Maria Petrova (UEG)
Alina Harnasko (BLR)
Anastasiia Salos (BLR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Alina Harnasko (BLR)

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS KIEV 2020 DAY 3 RESULTS

Stiliana Nikolova (BUL)

Turkey and Estonia made history yesterday at the European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics, as both earned their first ever medals. Turkey and Ukraine both scored 31.150, with the same difficulty and execution score. In this case, the technical deductions determine the final ranking, giving the gold to Turkey and positioning Ukraine second.

On the other hand, a big surprise on Bulgaria’s junior gymnast, Stiliana Nikolova, who got gold with ribbon. Melaniia Tur from Ukraine, who got the highest score the day before on qualifications, missed the opportunity to win a medal due to few drops during her clubs routine. Daria Atamanov from Israel won the gold medal in clubs. Dina Agisheva (BLR) clinched the first gold of the day, for her rope routine, then Polina Karika (UKR) topped the standing with ball.

Karina Sydorak (UKR)

Seniors

5 balls

1.            Ukraine 35.350

2.            Israel 34.450

3.            Estonia 32.800

3 hoops and 2 pairs of clubs

1.            Turkey 31.150

2.            Ukraine 31.150

3.            Azerbaijan 30.650

Juniors

Rope Podium

1.            Dina Agisheva (BLR) 21.550

2.            Daria Atamanov (ISR) 21.500

3.            Eva Brezalieva (BUL) 20.850

Daria Atamanov (ISR)

Ball Podium

1.            Polina Karika (UKR) 22.800

2.            Stliana Nikolova (BUL) 22.700

3.            Yelyzaveta Zorkina (BLR) 22.550

Clubs Podium

1.            Daria Atamanov (ISR) 24.350

2.            Yelyzaveta Zorkina (BLR) 23.350

3.            Evelin Viktoria Kocsis (HUN) 22.900

Ribbon Podium

1.            Stliana Nikolova (BUL) 21.550

2.            Karina Sydorak (UKR) 21.200

3.            Daria Atamanov (ISR) 21.150

Source for results: https://www.europeangymnastics.com/event/2020-european-championships-rhythmic-gymnastics/results

Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships Kiev 2020 Day 1 Photos

Junior Individuals Rope and Ball Qualifications

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Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Alona Hillel (ISR)
Karina Sydorak (UKR)
Alona Hillel (ISR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Polina Karika (UKR)
Polina Karika (UKR)

Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Polina Karika (UKR)
Alona Hillel (ISR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Alona Hillel (ISR)
Alona Hillel (ISR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Alona Hillel (ISR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Alona Hillel (ISR)
Daria Atamanov (ISR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Karina Sydorak (UKR)
Daria Atamanov (ISR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Karina Sydorak (UKR)
Melaniia Tur (UKR)
Polina Karina (UKR)
Karina Sydorak (UKR)

COVID-19 guidelines for the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships 2020

Number one of Team Ukraine: Vlada Nikolchenko

Ukraine will be hosting the 36th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in the capital’s Palace of Sports from November 26 to 29. The last time that the city of Kiev hosted the European championships in rhythmic gymnastics was in 2004.

Youth Olympic Games medalist, Khrystyna Pohranychna

These championships are being held in the harsh conditions of the global coronavirus pandemic thats why all anti-epidemic rules and security measures are focused on this competition. The European Gymnastics has developed very detailed Covid-19 guidelines for the running of events.

The local organizing committee and its leader, Irina Deriugina, understand this responsibility. Some of these rules include:

  •  In case of a positive Covid-19 result during the event, all contacts of the person who has been infected will be monitored
  • Medals will be disinfected before the award ceremony
  • All participants must show a negative PCR SARS COV2, including gymnasts, staff, judges, coaches, volunteers and the media.
  • Disposable masks are mandatory for everyone.
  • Surfaces will be disinfected several times a day
  • All public events are canceled, such as the final banquet, gala concert, city tours, receptions.
Rising junior Ukrainian star, Melaniia Tur
Worldwide medalist Yeva Meleshchuk
The winner of Grand Prix Deriugina Cup 2020, Viktoriia Onopriienko
The new member of Senior Team Ukraine, Nikol Krasiuk
Nikol Krasiuk
Khrystyna Pohranychna
Melaniia Tur
Melaniia Tur
Yeva Meleschuk
Vlada Nikolchenko

Disclaimer: all images belong to Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation