Rhythmic Gymnastics International Competitions 2018

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Olena Dyachenko (UKR)

 

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

  • 15th to 19th, Miss Valentine International Tournament (Estonia)
  • 14th to 19th, Grand Prix Moscow (Russia)

MARCH

  • 14th to 19th, Grand Prix Kiev (Ukraine)
  • 22nd to 25th, Grand Prix Thiais (France)
  • 30th to 3rd of April World Cup Sofia (Bulgaria)

APRIL

  • 6th to 8th, Grand Prix Marbella (Spain)
  • 13th to 15th, World Cup Pesaro (Italy)
  • 22nd to 24th, World Cup Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • 27th to 29th, World Cup Baku (Azerbaijan)

MAY

  • 4th to 6th, World Challenge Cup Guadalajara (Spain)
  • 11th to 13th, World Cup Challenge Cup Portimao (Portugal)
  • 16th and 17th, Grand Prix Holon (Israel)
  • 25th to 27th, World Cup Challenge Cup Berlin (Germany)

JUNE

  • 1st to 3rd, European Championships, Guadalajara  (Spain)
  • 22nd to 1st of July, Mediterranean Games Tarragona (Spain)

AUGUST

  • 17th to 19th, World Cup Challenge Cup Minsk
  • 24th to 26th, World Cup Challenge Cup Kazan

SEPTIEMBRE

  • 10th to 16th, World Championships in Sofia (Bulgaria)

OCTOBER

  • 6th to 18th, Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

 

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 30.08.2017

Dina Averina (RUS)

Almudena Cid Euskalgym Gala 2017

And then, Almudena’s Gala started, claimed by the crowd. It was announced that she would surprise the audience once again. So she did. She is one of the most beloved former gymnast of RG in Spain and in the whole world. Even current gymnasts admire and respect Almudena as a shining RG star she was. Olympians Anna Rizatdinova and Anna Bessonova from Ukraine adore her. At the end of the gala, Aleksandra Soldatova hugged her as a fan could did. Everybody loves her, who else could not?

Almudena’s gala was focused on Rhythmic Gymnastics history through the time:

“Rhythmic Gymnastics has changed through the years: now our costumes are gold, silver (they were not allowed in 90’s) with feathers and Swarovski stones on them. We wear pieces of art.” And then, Nessun Dorma was played on a piano live. This was the last song that Almudena performed with ribbon in 2008 at Beijing Olympic Games.

After this emotional moment, Almudena talked about the different RG schools of all around the world:

  • RUSSIA: Represented by Aleksandra Soldatova
  • MEN’ RG: Represented by Eneko Lambea
  • SPAIN: Represented by Polina Berezina
  • BULGARIA: Represented by Neviana Vladinova
  • BELARUS: Represented by Melitina Staniouta
  • UKRAINE: Represented by Viktoriya Mazur and Anna Bessonova, who ended the gala with Almudena
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Alexandra Agiurgiuculese: “Exploit of the Year”

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Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA) during Euskalgym Gala 2017

Italian Rhythmic Gymnastics star, Alexandra Agiurgiuculese is fighting for “Exploit of the year” award this year. She could become the best sportswoman of the year for Gazzetta Sports in Italy.

She won bronze medal in European Junior Championships (team competition) in Holon with Milena Baldassarri.

Alexandra was born in Iasi, Romania on the 15th of January of  2001. In 2011, she moved to Italy. Later in 2016 she won bronze medal in European Junior Championships (team competition) in Holon with Milena Baldassarri. As an individual junior gymnast, she won 3 medals in a row, becoming the most awarded gymnast in the history of Italian Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Vote for Alexandra: http://sportsawards.gazzetta.it/atleta/alexandra-agiurgiuculese/categoria/exploit-dell-anno

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Information about Euskalgym Gala 2017

 

 

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Euskalgym is one of the most famous events of the year, where the top gymnasts from around the world perform one or two exercises and a gala. The event will be held in Buesa Arena, Vitoria (Spain).

How can I go to Vitoria?

From Bilbao airport, there is a special transportation by bus:
Airport-Bilbao: Bizkaibus Línea 3247 “Bilbao Aeropuerto”
Bilbao-Vitoria: Autobuses La Unión

From Madrid you can go by bus “Alsa Madrid-Vitoria Gasteiz”

Or you can also go by train “Renfe Madrid-Vitoria Gasteiz”

Tickets: http://www.euskalgym.com

Participants (already confirmed)

  • Melitina Staniouta BLR
  • Viktoriya Mazur UKR
  • Olena Dyachenko UKR
  • Anna Bessonova UKR
  • Dina Averina RUS
  • Ekaterina Selezneva RUS
  • Aleksandra Soldatova RUS
    – Katrin Taseva BUL
    – Neviana Vladinova BUL
    – Laura Zeng USA
    – Salome Pazhava GEO
    – Alexandra Agiurgiuculese ITA
    – Eleni Kelaiditi GRE
    – Almudena Cid ESP
    – Polina Berezina ESP
    – Ruben Orihuela ESP
    – Gerard Lopez ESP
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Eleni Kelaiditi (GRE)

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Katrin Taseva (BUL)

 

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

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Olena Dyachenko (UKR)

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Melitina Staniouta BLR

Neviana Vladinova (2)

Neviana Vladinova BUL

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Polina Berezina ESP

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Viktoriya Mazur UKR

World Championships Pesaro 2017: All-Around Final Photos

Dina Averina from Russia became the 2017 World All-Around champion, just ahead of her identical twin sister Arina Averina who finished with silver. Averina twins have been nearly untouchable in all over this season.

The fight for the bronze medal was between a few gymnasts, but Linoy Ashram from Israel finished third. Just a small bobble with a club, but really clean routines all over. She edged Katsiaryna Halkina’s from Belarus and Kaho Minagawa from Japan, who were close to the podium. Between the top 6 was also Laura Zeng from USA who got the highest score ever for an American Gymnast in an All-Around Final.

Longines Prize of Elegance went for Alexandra Agiurgiuculese from Italy (who finished in 8th position). Her teammate Milena Baldassarri received the Alina Kabaeva award (FIG Ambassador).

All pictures by Ulrich Fassbender for Rhythmic-Gymnastics.info

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Alina Harnasko (BLR)

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Kaho Minagawa (JPN)

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Linoy Ashram (ISR)

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Neviana Vladinova (BUL)

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Dina Arina (RUS) with Irina Viner-Usmanova

 

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Arina Averina (RUS)