Grand Prix Tartu 2020 Photos II

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

Impact of the COVID-19 on the upcoming Rhythmic Gymnastics Events

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

Spain

Rhythmic Gymnastics – Marbella Grand Prix (14-15 March) is postponed. A new date will be announced later.

Ukraine

Rhythmic Gymnastics –  Kiev Grand Prix (21-22 March) is postponed. A new date will be announced later.

France

Rhythmic Gymnastics – Thiais Grand Prix (28-29 March) is cancelled. No Grand Prix Thiais until 2021

Italy
Rhythmic Gymnastics – The Pesaro World Cup (3-5 April) was postponed to 5-7 June 2020. By now, these days are pending under FIG decision. 

Bulgaria
Rhythmic Gymnastics – The Sofia World Cup (10-12 April) is postponed. A new date will be announced later.

Uzbekistan
Rhythmic Gymnastics – The Tashkent World Cup (17-19 April 2020) is postponed. New dates will be communicated later.

Azerbaijan
Rhythmic Gymnastics – The Baku World Cup (24-26 April 2020) is postponed. New dates will be announced.

New Directives for each event will be published soon.

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

Gymnast of the week: Ekaterina Selezneva

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS) at Grand Prix Tartu 2020

Ekaterina Selezneva, two-time World Champion in 2019 in rhythmic gymnastics, was awarded with the title of Honored Master of Sports of Russia. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation. She is currently world champion in hoop. Selezneva has competed as a senior since 2011, but she was not in National Team.

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In addition of two gold medals, Katya has won the bronze medal of the last World Cup with her ribbon routine. Also, 24-year-old Selezneva won last Universiade in Naples (all-around, ribbon, ball and hoop)

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Currently, Katya is in National Team, fighting for and Olympic place and she is still training with her mother as a coach, Olga Nazarova.

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Information about Miss Valentine Grand Prix Tartu 2020

 

 

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

Miss Valentine is an annual competition that takes part in Tartu, Estonia, every year since 1995. The event is organized by the Janika Gymnastics Club (www.vkjanika.ee) in association with the Estonian Gymnastics Federation (www.eevl.ee).

For the first time ever, the 26th Miss Valentine is hosting a Grand Prix series competition, which is also the first in the Nordic and Baltic regions. The Grand Prix will take place on February 29th to first of March.

There are 1000 gymnasts from up to 40 countries expected at the 2020 Grand Prix and Miss Valentine tournament.

 

Participants

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

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Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

Interview to Natalia Garcia Timofeeva

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Natalia García (ESP)

Natalia Garcia has been for 9 years one of the most important Rhythmic Gymnast in Spain and now, she is fighting for the qualification to Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. In April 2020, four individual gymnasts could have the chance to qualify to Olympics in four different World Cup Competitions. In addition, another European gymnast, could also qualify in the next European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine.

This is my last opportunity. In case I could compete in Tokyo, this would be for sure my last competition. I have been a gymnast for years and after Olympic Games is the best time to finish my career as a gymnast.

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Natalia García 8ESP)

“I train between six and eight hours a day: we go to the gym, we have ballet and stretching sessions and also we practice with hoop, ball, ribbon and clubs. For the next season our coach and I were focusing about a new clubs exercise, but we are also thinking about a new ribbon routine.”

 

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Natalia García (ESP)

She performs elements that are quite rare elements and this is because of her charisma. She wants to attract attention from the judges and of course, the audience. In 2017 she underwent surgery (hip injury) and she had to stop doing gymnast for almost a year.  Now she feels ready for the new season.

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Natalia García (ESP)

 

Facts about Dina and Arina Averina

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Dina and Arina Averina are the most popular twins in Rhythmic Gymnastics and they are currently World and European Champions. These are some facts about them:

We started rhythmic gymnastics because of our sister, Polina

Dina and Arina Averina have an older sister, called Polina Averina, who was also a gymnast. Once, when she came back home, she showed to her sisters her new skills and the twins were interested on going also to gymnastics school. Nowadays Polina works as a coach in Dubai and is three years older than Dina and Arina.

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Dina and Arina were invited to live in Moscow and train in the National Sports Center, Novogorsk, because of their talent. They moved at the age of 13 years old. Their family continued living in Nizhny-Novgorod. In Novogorsk also live the gymnasts who compound the National Team, including groups, senior individual and junior individual gymnasts.

Our daily routine starts very early, at 7:30 am

They usually wake up at 7:30 am and have breakfast around 8:10 am. The next step is getting ready and work on the computer. This computer shows us our basal conditions to train. We have a break of two hours and then, we are back on training at 4 pm. They usually go to bed at 11 pm. In Novogorsk, the gymnast have the chance to visit the doctor, psychologist…

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Arina Averina (RUS)

Our main goal is to compete at Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020

They support each other in every single competition. If one of them doesn’t succeed, then it is up to the other to hold up the Russian flag. At the beginning of the year, the gymnast that place from 1st to 8th position make the National Team. Those who reach the 1st, 2nd and 3rd position, will go to Grand Prix Series. But it is the main coach (Irina Viner-Usmanova) who decides the gymnast that will compete in every single event. They have a weekly control training, who is directed by Irina Viner. She also chooses the music and the main composition of the routines.

Vera Shatalina is the coach of Dina and Arina Averina, who also has the help of the main choreographer of the team, Irina Zenovka. They discuss together, with the sisters, which music and elements could fit better with the routine.

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Dina Averina (RUS)

In some years they don’t want to be linked to gymnastics. They are not planning to become coaches either. Their main plan is to go to the University. They have really different points of view: Arina is more calmed and relaxed, while Dina has more strengh and nerve. Arina is the “angel”, while Dina is the “demon”

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10 Facts about Aleksandra Soldatova

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Aleksandra Soldatova is one of the most beloved gymnast of the world by the audience. Would you like to know some facts about her?

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“My idols are Alina Kabaeva and Aleksei Nemov”
Both are Russian gymnastics star: Alina is currently a politician and Nemov has his own gymnastics show.

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Aleksandra broke two teeth during trainings last week because of a club.

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She would choose a landscape as a holiday place. She loves the nature.

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She respects Dina and Arina Averina and thinks they are both very strong gymnasts.

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Sasha loves animals and, in fact, she lives with a cat.

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She shares a room in Novogorsk with Olympic Champion in 2016 in group, Vera Biryukova.

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She really appreciates her relationship with her coach, Anna Dyachenko (Shumilova).

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She is one of the Under Armour sports brand ambassadors in Russia.

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At the beggining of the season, she chose this black leotard for her hoop routine. Irina Viner advised her to choose another one instead of the black one since this was too dark.

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She tries to eat really healthy and avoids any kinds of fattening food and sweets, but she loves hot chocolate drink.