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

Memories: Euskalgym 2019 Photos

Euskalgym is a massive event for the audience to enjoy discovering the spectacularity of rhythmic gymnastics . It is a tribute to gymnastics, designed for the delight of fans of this sport, raised to the category of art.

It 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 was held in BEC (Bilbao Exhibition Center), Bilbao (Spain) which also hosted huge events such as MTV Music Awards.

Because of the worldwide health crisis, the event was cancelled by the organization and they are looking forward the next autumn in 2021.

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Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR)
Teresa Gorospe (ESP)
Teresa Gorospe (ESP)
Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)
Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)
Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)
Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)
Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)
Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)
Salma Solaun (ESP)
Eneko Lambea and Ruben Orihuela (ESP)
Ruben Orihuela, Gerard Lopez, Eneko Lambea (ESP)
Polina Berezina (ESP)
Polina Berezina (ESP)
Milena Baldasarri (ITA)
Milena Baldasarri (ITA)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Linoy Ashram (ISR)
Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)
Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)
Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)
Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)
Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)
Dina Averina (RUS)
Dina Averina (RUS)
Senior Group Bulgaria
Senior Group Bulgaria
Senior Group Bulgaria
Alina Harnasko (BLR)
Senior Group Bulgaria
Alina Harnasko (BLR)
Teresa Gorospe (ESP)
Anastasiya Salos (BLR)
Senior Group Bulgaria
Almudena Cid (ESP)
Senior Group Bulgaria
Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)
Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)
Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)

Bulgarian Senior Group will not participate at European Championships

Laura Traets and Erika Zafirova

Bulgarian Senior group recently confirmed that they withdrawn from European Championships in Kiev from November 26 to 29 since a member of the team, Erika Zafirova, tested positive for coronavirus.

Local news reported that the team will be on quarantine for ten days and they will not be able to train either compete.

Bulgaria 5 Balls 2020

Bulgarian Senior Group will no longer travel to the Kiev 

This group has been in top 5 positions since 2014 and they clearly were favorites.

The situation right now is really unstable due to the Covid crisis in the whole Europe. Irina Deriugina confirmed this week that their intention is to still organize the event under strict conditions and with no audience.

Bulgarian Senior Group in 2019

On the other hand, Boryana Kaleyn and Katrin Taseva, will represent Bulgaria in the individual competition.

Boryana Kaleyn
Katrin Taseva

Poll: Top Five Hoop Exercises of the Decade

See the results here! :

https://rhythmic-gymnastics.info/2020/12/08/results-of-the-poll-top-five-hoop-exercises-of-the-decade/

Daria Dmitrieva 2012
Daria Svatkovskaya 2013
Salome Pazhava 2015
Boryana Kaleyn 2019
Linoy Ashram 2018
Vlada Nikolchenko Hoop 2018
Arina Averina 2018
Silviya Miteva 2011
Deng Senyue Hoop 2013
Dina Averina 2018
Anna Rizatdinova Hoop 2013
Anastasiya Salos 2018-2019
Yana Kudryavtseva 2016
Melitina Staniouta 2014
Margarita Mamun 2015
Ekaterina Selezneva 2019
Daria Kondakova 2011
Alina Maksymenko 2013
Evgeniya Kanaeva 2012
Katsiaryna Halkina 2017
Aleksandra Soldatova 2015
Neta Rivkin 2011

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Music

Dance Steps by Ukrainian Group under the music ” No Roots” by Alice Merton

The music is the artistic part of a Rhythmic Gymnastics exercise. It is also regulated by Rhythmic Gymnastics Code of Points. A sounds signal may start before the music, which indicates the gymnast to be ready for the song. The sounds of sirens, car engines and non typical music is totally forbidden. Each piece of music must be recorded using CD, single or USB. The name of the gymnast, country (the 3 capital letters used by the FIG to designate the gymnast’s country) and the apparatus.

Natalia Garcia (ESP) during dancing steps
Ukraine’s “Vogue” by Madonna was such an original exercise

Since 2013, music with non-offensive words was allowed to use in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Margarita Mamun’s “Single Ladies” by Beyonce was one of the top exercises of 2015
Salome Pazhava’s “Supremacy” by Muse fitted perfectly for her
Bulgaria’s and the storie of Kaliakra War
Alina Maksymenko’s mesmerazing “Fever”

Penalties:

  • 0.50 point for music not conforming to regulations for Individual and Group exercises.
  • In case the music plays incorrectly (wrong music, music distortion or interruption, etc.), it is the responsibility of the gymnast(s) or Group(s) to stop the exercise as soon as the gymnast(s) or Group(s) realizes the music is incorrect; the gymnast(s) will exit the competition floor and will re-enter and re-start the routine with her/their own/correct music when called to the competition floor.
Italy’s powerful “Eye of the Tiger”
Almudena Cid’s clubs routine using Nancy Sinatra’s music
Vice Olympic Champion Irina Tchachina and her iconic performance “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Spanish Senior Team became World Champions with this flamenco music by Miguel Poveda

Green light to European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships 2020

Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

The European Gymnastics Executive Committee met online today in order to discuss the 2020 events that are still planned. The most important decision was about the 2020 European Championships, allocated to Kiev, Ukraine. The UEG gave green light to the the event, but this competition will not qualify for Olympic Games, as it was planned before the health crisis.

Due to the current Covid19 crisis all over Europe, FIG will be asked to inform the IOC that Olympic Qualification is not possible at European Championships this year. These organizations don’t want to pressure Federations to travel to an event since the current situation is not appropiate for such an important decision.

39 countries already have signed up for European Championships 2020 in Kiev, Ukraine.

The surprising fact is that team Russia did not sign up for this event, that is scheduled from 26 to 29 November 2020 in Kiev.

Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)

Code of Points: Dance Steps

NATALIA GARCIA SPAIN

Natalia Garcia (ESP)

The dance steps are continuous, connected dance steps, which could be classical, ballroom, folkloric or modern steps. A minimum of one Dance Step Combination (named S) must be presented in an exercise. All steps must be clear and visible for the full 10 seconds duration, starting with the first dance movement.
The last steps in combination cannot be simple walking and look like preparation for the next Difficulty element. These steps must be performed according to the music (character, tempo, rhythm and accent).

The value of each Dance Step Series (S) is 0.40

A minimum of one Fundamental Apparatus Technical element must be performed during these dance steps. Also small throws if they support the idea or increase the amplitude and variety of movement. They can be medium or large throws.

UKRAINE

Dance steps in Groups (UKR)

How to create these combinations?

They are logically and smoothly connected without unnecessary stops or prolonged preparatory movements, with variety of speed, directions and levels. They are not simple movements across the floor. They are created with different rhythmical patterns with the apparatus in motion during the entire combination (different planes /axis,
directions and levels).

When are not valid?

  • If they are performed less than 10 seconds.
  • When there is no relation between the tempo, rhythm, character and accents of the music and the body/apparatus movements.
  • Without a minimum 2 different varieties of movement (if 2 out of the 4 listed below do not change during
  • When there is missing minimum one fundamental apparatus technical element during (S)
  • When DB values more than 0.10 or Illusions
  • Major alteration of the basic technique of the apparatus handling
  • With pre-acrobatic element(s)
  • Loss of balance during steps with support on one or both hands or on the apparatus.
  • Total loss of balance with fall of the gymnast, performing steps

EKATERINA SELEZNEVA RUSSIA TARTU MISS VALENTINE

Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

When is it not possible to perform?

All these kind of movements must be performed completely on the floor. They could not be performed during (R), pre-acrobatic elements, difficulty of body when the value is more than 0.10 or Illusions.  Difficulty of apparatus during S is not allowed.

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Alina Harnasko (BLR)

Irina Viner Usmanova about the decision for not signing up at European Championships

 

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Irina Viner-Usmanova

39 countries already have signed up for European Championships 2020 in Kiev, Ukraine.

The surprising fact is that team Russia did not sign up for this event, that is scheduled from 26 to 29 November 2020 in Kiev. A final decision, due to the global health crisis, will be taken on 28 September. European Championships of Kiev is a part of the Olympic Qualification Proccess. Russia was already qualified.

The president of Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation said that “the conditions presented by the event organizers are unacceptable”. Those are, that the sportswomen and sportsmen have to be in quarantine before the event.

Irina Viner Usmanova also mention that the cancellation probability of the Championships is very high, due to the Health Worldwide situation. Another reason is the diplomatic tense relationship between Russia and Ukraine.

 

“We don’t have direct flights from Russia to Ukraine right now. We also could have the posibility of isolation in the middle of our trip. Due to this situation, I don’t want to endanger our Team, since we are already qualified for Olympic Games”

The UEG will confirm the final decision at the end of September.

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Daria Trubnikova (RUS)

LALA KRAMARENKO

Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

 

KATYA SELEZNEVA

Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

 


			

Code of Points: Generalities in Rotations

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Viktoriia Mazur (UKR)

A rotation is the action of rotating about an axis or centre. In Rhythmic Gymnastics there are 2 types of Rotations:

1. Rotations on the foot: relevé (Pivot) or flat foot
2. Rotations on other parts of the body

In adition, all the rotation difficulties must have the following characteristics:

  •  Minimum basic rotation of 360 degrees with a fixed and well-defined shape
    (some could be 180 degrees). A well-defined shape means that the correct shape taken by the gymnast is held fixed during a minimum basic rotation; slight deviations in the shape.

Rotation will be evaluated according to the number of rotations performed. In case of an interruption, like a hop, only the value of the rotations already performed prior to the interruption will be valid.
They also must be coordinated with a minimum of one Fundamental Apparatus Technical element, specific to each apparatus and/ or an element from the Non-Fundamental Apparatus Technical groups in any part of the Rotation to be valid.

EKATERINA SELEZNEVA

Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

In the series of identical Pivots (with two or more), each Pivot is performed one after the other without interruption and with heel support. Each Pivot in the series counts as one Difficulty. Each Pivot is evaluated separately (except for the combination of identical “Fouettés,” which counts as one Difficulty).
Different Rotations are Rotations with a different shape regardless of the number of rotations (valid also for “Fouettés” pivots).

The support leg whether stretched or bent does not change the value of the Difficulty, but the shape must be achieved before the end of the minimum basic rotation. In all Rotation Difficulties with ring, or back bend of the trunk, the head must be close to some part
of the leg (closed position, touching required).


Pivots with change of shape

  • Counts as 1 Difficulty
  • Each shape performed on relevé
  • Each shape included in the Pivot must have a minimum basic rotation.
  • Passing from one shape to another must be performed without heel support and as directly as possible
  • With a minimum of 1 Fundamental Technical element specific to each apparatus and/or an element from the Non-Fundamental apparatus groups during any component of Pivot Difficulty

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

Fouetté

  • Counts as 1 Difficulty
  • Two or more identical or different shapes connected with heel support
  • Various shapes may be performed:
    a) isolated
    b) combined (consecutively or alternating) within the same “Fouetté” but none of those shapes may be repeated in another Fouetté Rotation.
  • During every two “Fouettés,” one different Fundamental technical element or Non-Fundamentalapparatus element is required.


Illusion

  • Counts as one Difficulty
  • For 2 or more identical shapes connected with or without heel support: +0.10 for each additional rotation above the base 360 degrees
  • During every two Illusions, one different Fundamental technical element or Non-Fundamental apparatus element is required.

 

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 30.08.2017

Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)