1 For each additional or missing second on the time of the exercise – 0.05
2 For music not conforming to regulations 0.50
3 For each additional music with words 1.00
4 For each crossing of the boundary of the floor area by the apparatus or one or two feet
or by any part of the body touching the ground outside the specified area or any
apparatus leaving the floor area and returning by itself -0.30
5 For any use of non-conforming apparatus (Individual and Group exercises) – 0.50
6 For using any apparatus not previously placed 0.50
7 For excessive delays in routine preparation which delay the competition 0.50
8 For unauthorized retrieval of the apparatus 0.50
9 For an unauthorized use of replacement apparatus (original apparatus still in the floor area) 0.50
10 Dress of the Individual and Group gymnast not confirming to the regulations (one time per exercise) 0.30
11 For emblem or publicity not conforming to official norms 0.30
12 Bandages or support pieces not confirming to the regulations 0.30
13 For early or late presentation by the gymnast(s) 0.50
14 For gymnast(s) warming up in the competition hall 0.50
15 For Group gymnasts communicating verbally with each other during the exercise 0.50
16 Entry of the group to the floor area is not confirming to the rules 0.50
17 For coach communication with the gymnast(s), musician, or judges during the exercise 0.50
18 Wrong apparatus chosen according to start order; penalty deducted one time from the
final score of the exercise performed in the wrong order 0.50
19 For Group gymnast leaving the Group during the exercise 0.30
20 For “use of a new gymnast” if a gymnast leaves a group for valid reason 0.50
Rhythmic Gymnastics is a very emotive sport: isnt’t it? Gymnasts are rivals but they are also best friends. We all even can see the good relationship between coaches and their gymnast. Natural development through games and sport gives a deep feeling of accomplishment. Emotion is a central feature of Rhythmic Gymnastics. Gymnasts, as well as supporters, could experience many emotions, such as joy, sadness, anger, fear, anxiety, shame or guilt, and pride. Most emotion theorists argue that emotions have the power to motivate and regulate cognitions and behaviors in sport.
Happiness and joy are associated with the attainment of important goals and the demonstration of competence, such as winning medals. When they are happy, gymnasts are more likely to smile and embrace significant others (for example, their team partner). Although they could be rivals, Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva were really close to each other during Olympic Games. Loss is more likely to lead to sadness, with tell-tale facial expressions, occasional crying, initial behavioral isolation, and the urge to seek comfort from others. Aliya Garayeva from Azerbaijan cried after qualifying 4th at Olympic Games All Around Final.
Fear is triggered by the appraisal of impending danger related to physical or psychological harm. Ekaterina Halkina confirmed some weeks ago that she suffered from anxiety. The fear emotion can activate fear-related memories and learned behaviors, thus increasing the strength of the fear response.
Olympic Champion in 2016, Margarita Mamun starred the documentary by Marta Prus Over the Limit, “an intimate portrait of the world’s most outstanding rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun who needs to overcome mental fragility to take part in the Olympic Games.” This riveting documentary reaveals a behind-the-scenes drama about the intensive physical and mental labor put into a sport which thrieves on its beautiful aesthetics.
Gesture in rhythmic gymnastics is deliberate, elaborate, adjusted and designed for a spectacular effect. Its purpose is to make the gymnast’s performance bright and rich. Every gesture has the exact meaning, conveys emotions, feelings and mood, helps to design the whole message of the composition. Many gymnasts open up their emotions on their routines.
Even a professional rhythmic gymnast sometimes can’t calm her nerves at the right moment, relax and ease unnecessary tension. In such situation there’s a risk of “psychological breakdown”.
Many other gymnasts suffered from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Russian rhythmic gymnastics star, Aleksandra Soldatova revealed a few weeks ago she was suffering from an eating disorder: bulimia. Just a few days before she talked to Tass Press Agency, Russian yellow press confirmed that Aleksandra tried to commit suicide and she was admited into a psychiatric ward at a hospital in Moscow. Spanish promising star, Olatz Rodríguez (17 years old) confirmed in her own Instagram site that she is suffering (and still recovering) from anorexia.
Aleksandra Soldatova is one of the most beloved gymnast of the world by the audience. Would you like to know some facts about her?
“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.
Aleksandra broke two teeth during trainings last week because of a club.
She would choose a landscape as a holiday place. She loves the nature.
She respects Dina and Arina Averina and thinks they are both very strong gymnasts.
Sasha loves animals and, in fact, she lives with a cat.
She shares a room in Novogorsk with Olympic Champion in 2016 in group, Vera Biryukova.
She really appreciates her relationship with her coach, Anna Dyachenko (Shumilova).
She is one of the Under Armour sports brand ambassadors in Russia.
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.
She tries to eat really healthy and avoids any kinds of fattening food and sweets, but she loves hot chocolate drink.
Anastasiya Guzenkova (RUS)
Foundation, eye shadows, powder, blush… Gymnasts always wear beautiful make-up during competitions.
The style depends on the choices of the gymnast, since there is no regulation about make-up for competitions. In Aesthetic Gymnastics, make-up has become relevant as a way of expression.
Some of them choose natural make up such as Anna Rizatdinova or heavy smoky eyes such as Yanika Vartlaan. Even a cosmetics brand, GOSH cosmetics, is promoting Belarusian team. Spanish former gymnast, Almudena Cid, filmed a tutorial about Rhythmic Gymnastics Makeup.
Russian team is including in their summer camps make-up lessons.
The Ukrainian smokey eye
Yanika Vartlaan and Vlada Nikolchenko are inspired on Tamara Yerofeeva’s early 00’s smokey dark make-up. You can do a similar effect using this Urban Decay “Naked Smoky”
This item makes your eyes look bigger. You can draw it with a pencil eyeliner or a liquid one. Kat Von D “Tattoo liner”, is very precise.
As simple as that. If you don’t want to wear heavy makeup, this lipstick colour has to be on your basics. This one by MAC “Russian red” is one of the most sold lipsticks all around the world.
Silviya Miteva and Katsiaryna Halkina use a cast of blue tones on their eyes. Another example of palette that suits these colours is a limited edition HUDA BEAUTY “Sapphire Obsessions” Eyeshadow palette.
Rhythmic Gymnastics routines are not only exercises with apparatus difficulty. There is also artristy on them. The gymnasts could act during their routine with elements that have no value but, on the other hand, they give artistic sense to their routines. These are some examples:
Maria Petrova from Bulgaria. This could be one of the most famous starting positions in Rhythmic Gymnastics history and one of Maria’s most original routines.
Katrin Taseva (BUL) starts and ends her 2018 ball routine with this curious position.
Viktoriya Mazur (UKR) started this lovely ball routine with the ball between her foot.
Alina Kabaeva (RUS), who introduced contortion elements to rhythmic gymnastics at the end of 90’s.
Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) began 2013 season with this suggestive ball starting position.
Elizabeth Paysieva (BUL) starting her rope routine showing her back flexibility skills.
Anna Bessonova (UKR) started her dramatic “Avrora” hoop routine holding the hoop between her wrists.
Viktoria Shynkarenko (UKR) deep look to judges.
Silviya Miteva (BUL) holding the ball on her arms.
Tamara Yerofeeva (UKR) starting with a balance that continued with a tourlent.
Dubai Youth Olympic School of Rhythmic Gymnastics organizes a summer camp training in Dubai from July 1st to August 31st.
The camp consist of Rhythmic gymnastics master classes, ballet and dance. It also includes individual training with world class coaches and choreography of FIG routines (The Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique).
Kseniya Dzhalaganiya is a former European and World Champion Rhythmic Gymnast, who founded Dubai Gymnastics Federation. Oksana Skaldina was her coach. One of her main goals is becoming European Junior Champion in 1998 and World Champion in groups in 2002.
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How is the signature of your favorite gymnast? Have you ever imagined? During press conferences or after competitions gymnasts sign pictures and they even receive gifts for their dearest fans!
Margarita Mamun (RUS) – Euskalgym 2015
Margarita Mamun’s autograph
Margarita Mamun (RUS)- Euskalgym 2015
Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) – Euskalgym 2015
Dina & Arina Averina
Neviana Vladinova (BUL)
Anna Rizatdinova & Viktoriya Mazur (UKR)
Just in the middle of this season, Sofiya Skomorokh got injured. A few days after, the whole Russian National Group flew to Israel, where the new composition of the group was decided.
The members of the group after this camp were: Anastasiya Maksimova, Maria Tolkacheva, Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Anastasiya Tatareva and Kseniya Polyakova. Kseniya made her debut in Russian National Championships last weekend. Head member of the group, Anastasiya Maksimova said that Kseniya was “a good choice”.
On the other hand, Russian Group is not traveling to Rio Test Event that is going to be held this weekend. Irina Viner-Usmanova said that Group is not traveling because “traveling 18 hours to Rio for just a weekend is non-sense”.
– “We have already seen videos of the competition area and we built a plataform in Novogorsk, like the one that is going to be in Rio.”
Irina Viner-Usmanova also spoke about Sofiya’s injury.
– “Unfortunatly, Sofiya Skomorokh got injured last month. So we had to find a replacement. The new member of the group is Kseniya Polyakova”
All Pictures Copyright by Oleg Naumov for Russian Federation