January

L.A. Lights (24th to 27 th January)

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Source: http://www.lalightsmeet.com

February

Miss Valentine Tartu, Estonia (8th to 10th February)

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Source: http://www.missvalentine.eu

KFK International Tournament “Grazia” Budapest, Hungary (16th to 17th February)

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Source: http://www.kfkgracia.hu/

March

Grand Prix Moscow, Russia (1st to 3rd March)

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2nd March Gazprom Cup “Alina Kabaeva”
3rd March Grand Prix

Source: http://www.vfgr.ru

Grand Prix Holon, Israel (8th to 9th March)

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Source: http://www.ynet.co.il

Grand Prix Thiais (France) 28th March to 1st April

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Source: http://www.grandprixthiais.fr

april

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World Cup Lisbon/ International Tournament (Portugal) (3rd to 6th April)

Source: http://www.gympor.com

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Kalamata’s Cup (Greece) 12th to 14th April

Source: http://www.gymnastics.gr

International Tournament “Baltic Hoop” Riga (Latvia) 13th to 14th April

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Source: http://www.baltijasaplis.lv

World Cup Bucharest (Romania) 19th to 21st April
Info: http://www.vrfg.ro

World Cup Pesaro (Italy) 26th to 28th April

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Source: http://www.rgworldcup-pesaro.it/

May

World Cup Sofia (Bulgaria) 4th to 5th May
World Cup Corbeil-Essonnes (France) 10TH to 12th May

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World Cup Minsk (Belarus) 17th to 19th May

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Vienna (Austria) 31st May to 2nd June

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Source: http://www.rg-euro13.com/english/news.html

June
III FIG RG Happy Caravan, Tashkent (Uzbekistan) 3th to 9th June
Source: http://www.uss.sport.uz
Calais Tournament (France) 15th to 16th June
Mediterranean Games, Mersin (Turkey) 21st to 30th June

july

27th Universiade Kazan (Russia) 6th to 17th July

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august
World Games Cali (Colombia) 25th July to 4th August
World Cup St Petersburg (Russia) 17th to 18th August

september

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS KIEV (UKRAINE) 28th August to 1st September

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october
Grand Prix BRNO (Czech Republic) 5th to 7th October
Grand Prix Berlin (Germany) 19th to 20th October

november

december

How does a gymnast feel moments before a competiton?

Long trips. Hours and hours in a plane. It’s time to compete, to show the result of many weeks of hardwork. First trainings in the hall, getting ready for the event. Some gymnasts want to talk to each other, to their mates or to their coaches. Others prefer to relax, like listening to music.

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Melitina Staniouta (BLR) listening to music, Corbeil-Essonnes 2011

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Anna Alyabyeva (KAZ), Marbella GP 2010

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Daria Dmitrieva (RUS) and Uliyana Trofimova(UZB) laughing, Marbella GP2010.

In some competitions, organization lets the gymnasts rehearse minutes before in the same
carpet they will compete. Final moments to polish difficulties.

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Lidia Redondo (Team Spain), Corbeil-Essones World Cup 2012

Minutes, even seconds before the performance, coaches help their gymnast to focus. We’ve
witnessed all kind of tricks.

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Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) with Albina Derugina, Marbella GP 2010.

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Vera Shtelbaums and Evgeniya Kanaeva (RUS), WC Budapest 2009

Time to go onto the carpet.

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Evgeniya Kanaeva(RUS) WC Montpellier 2011

Sometimes things don’t go well…

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Son Yeon Jae (KOR), London Olympic Games 2012

Source: sports.yahoo.com

Viktoria Shynkarenko (UKR) Portimao 2011 (Out of Competition)

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Yana Lukonina (RUS) GP Moscow

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Alina Kabaeva (RUS) Deventer GP

… or go really well!

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Liubov Cherkashyna London Olympic Games 2012

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Almudena Cid Tostado(ESP) Beijing Olympic Games 2008

Time to wait for the score…

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Evgeniya Kanaeva (RUS) Portimao World Cup 2010

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Caroline Weber (AUT) Portimao World Cup 2010

… it might be bad

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…or they might be good.

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Anna Bessonova World Championships Patras 2007

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Relax and time for fans!!

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Evgeniya Kanaeva, Portimao World Cup 2010

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¿Qué siente una gimnasta antes de la competición?

Viajes interminables. Horas y horas en un avión. Es la hora de competir, de demostrar lo que
se ha trabajado durante semanas y meses. Es la hora de los primeros entrenamientos en el
pabellón y con ellos, llegar a punto para el evento. Algunas gimnastas hablan entre ellas, con
sus compañeras de equipo o sus entrenadoras. Otras prefieren relajarse, estar solas o escuchar
música.

Tras los primeros entrenamientos, vuelta al hotel. Al día siguiente, se repite la rutina. En
algunas competiciones, los organizadores dejan a las gimnastas entrenar minutos antes de salir
a la pista en el tapiz oficial.

Los momentos más tensos, son sin duda los segundos y minutos antes de competir. Aquí todo
tipo de trucos son válidos, desde concentrarse de cara a la pared hasta que la entrenadora
masajee las orejas de su gimnasta.

Una vez pasada la actuación (con buenos y malos momentos), las gimnastas esperan ansiosas
su nota. En momentos tensos, pueden romper a llorar, abrazar a su entrenadora, mandar
mensajes a sus familias o amigos… Todo es posible en el “Kiss &Cry” .

Cuando ya se sabe la nota entonces es nuestro momento favorito… ¡recibir a los fans! Muchas
gimnastas se pasan minutos y minutos atendiendo a sus fans (fotos, autógrafos…).