Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships 2020 Senior Individual All-Around Final Results

Linoy Ashram (ISR) is the European Champion

Linoy Ashram makes history and becomes the first non-Russian European Champion in the all-around senior individual final. Ashram, has won numerous medals in recent years and is seen as one of the country’s leading hopes in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, delayed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.Back in 1997 Elena Vitrichenko from Ukraine was the last non Russian to win this championship. The battle for gold displayed between Israel’s Linoy Ashram and Belarussian Alina Harnasko, who was in the last seasons recovering from ACL (knee) double surgery. About the bronze medal, several gymnasts were in contention before the fourth and last routine. Boryana Kaleyn from Bulgaria and Anastasiia Salos from Belarus were fighting for the podium, but after a drop in Boryana’s clubs routine, Salos got the medal.

Boryana Kaleyn (BUL)

Both Alina Harnasko and Linoy Ashram scored 100,900 but as the tie breaking rules state, the total execution is firstly compared. The technical deductions also moved Linoy into the lead ahead of Alina. This could gave the gold medal to Linoy Ashram from Israel.

Boryana Kaleyn could not win a medal this time and finished fourth ahead of Nicol Zelikman (ISR), who made four clear routines and Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR).

Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR)
Anastasiia Salos (BLR)
  1. Linoy Ashram (ISR) 100.900
  2. Alina Harnasko (BLR) 100.900
  3. Anastasia Salos (BLR) 96.500
1ISRLinoy Ashram (ISR)100.900
2BLRAlina Harnasko (BLR)100.900
3BLRAnastasiia Salos (BLR)96.500
4BULBoryana Kaleyn (BUL)95.300
5ISRNicol Zelikman (ISR)94.600
6UKRYeva Meleshchuk (UKR)93.450
7BULKatrin Taseva (BUL)92.150
8UKRVlada Nikolchenko (UKR)90.000
9AZEZohra Aghamirova (AZE)88.300
10ROUAndreea Verdes (ROU)88.050
11HUNFanni Pigniczki (HUN)87.650
12AZEArzu Jalilova (AZE)87.600
13SLOEkaterina Vedeneeva (SLO)86.700
14ESTViktoria Bogdanova (EST)82.350
15LATJelizaveta Polstjanaja (LAT)82.350
16MACRejchl Stojanov (MAC)80.600
17TURKamelya Tuncel (TUR)80.050
18ROUSonia Ichim (ROU)79.350
19LTUFausta Sostakaite (LTU)69.900
20MDAAnastasia Guz (MDA)69.600
21CZEDenisa Stepankova (CZE)69.150
22LUXElena Smirnova (LUX)64.550
23CROLana Sambol (CRO)60.650
24MNEJovana Markovic (MNE)47.100
25BIHHana Kahriman (BIH)21.400
Source: losdeportes.info
Alina Harnasko (BLR)

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS KIEV 2020 DAY 2 Results

On day two, there was a tight battle between groups, were Ukraine overtook bronze, finishing before Estonia. Ukraine won team competition just 0.250 points ahead Israel. Ukrainian junior star, Melaniia Tur, got the highest score of the junior qualification round.

Polina Karika (UKR)

Results:

Senior groups All-around

1.            Israel 67.575

2.            Azerbaijan 66.300

3.            Ukraine 63.700

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Team

1.            Ukraine 237.150

2.            Israel 236.900

3.            Azerbaijan 226.175

Azerbaijan
Melaniia Tur (UKR)

Gymnasts Qualified for Clubs Final

1.            Melaniia Tur (UKR) 23.800

2.            Yelyzaveta Zorkina (BLR) 23.550

3.            Evelin Viktoria Kocsis (HUN) 23.150

4.            Daria Atamanov (ISR) 22.700

5.            Annaliese Dragan (ROU) 22.100

6.            Alina Gozalova (AZE) 22.000

7.            Lily Ramonatxo (FRA) 21.950

8.            Eva Brezalieva (BUL) 21.050

Alona Hillel (ISR)

Gymnasts Qualified for Ribbon Final (Juniors)

1.            Daria Atamanov (ISR) 21.500

2.            Dina Agisheva (BLR) 21.250

3.            Stliana Nikolova (BUL) 21.200

4.            Narmin Bayramova (AZE) 20.675

5.            Karina Sydorak (UKR) 20.350

6.            Annaliese Dragan (ROU) 19.400

7.            Elsa Somville (FRA) 18.250

8.            Anette Vaher (EST) 17.850

Israel

Seniors

3 hoops and 2 pairs of clubs

1.            Israel 33.475

2.            Azerbaijan 31.700

3.            Ukraine 31.700

4.            Estonia 31.000

5.            France 29.625

6.            Turkey 28.300

Karina Sydorak (UKR)

Only six Senior Groups will participate in Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships

Due to the worldwide health crisis, many federations withdrawn from European Championships that are going to be held in Kiev, Ukraine in a few days. A group that was among the favorites was Belarus. Today, Belarusian Senior Group withdrawn from the list.

On the other hand, 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.

Ukrainian Senior Group

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.

Interview to Vlada Nikolchenko

Vlada Nikolchenko, Bronze European Medallist in 2019 with clubs

Current Ukrainian Champion, Vlada Nikolchenko recently talked to European Gymnastics Website about her Rhythmic Gymnastics career.

Just three weeks left to go to until the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships kick off!

Last week, several countries declined their participation at this event, including one of the favorite team, Italy. At the end of September, Russia also confirmed they won’t compete at European Championships this year due to the health crisis. Russia was already qualified for Olympic Games

“For us, the pandemic is affecting both physically and emotionally. Many competitions were cancelled. We are still training, went to a training camp this summer and got fit for the competitions. We are glad Irina Ivanovna Deriugina could manage to hold the Deriugina Cup last September.”

“The worldwide health crisis is affecting us both physically and emotionally”

“After everything was closed because of the lockdown in March, we had three months to prepare for competitions. The situation in the country remained difficult even at the beggining of the summer. At the moment, we are intensively preparing for the main date of this year – the European Championships. It is very important for us, the athletes to feel the spirit of the high level competition. We believe that everything will work out, despite all the hard times and the latest news.”

“My aim is to to compete at Olympic Games and win a medal. Right now I am also studying to become a coach, looking forward the future.”

“Many fans wrote us and supported us during quarantine, when everybody in Europe was at home. We were also asked to shoot some videos as an inspiration and support for all the gymnasts, who couldn’t train. In Instagram, they are creating groups to support us and fanpages. I have 30 thousand subscribers on my Instagram fan page. In Ukraine, we have a Telegram channel of the national team, but the interest for rhythmic gymnastics never subsides.”

Kiev host the European Championships with the absence of the spectators in the stands.

Source: European Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics Photos: The leap

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

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Anastasiya Guzenkova (RUS)

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

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Khrystyna Pohranychna (UKR)

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 30.08.2017

Neviana Vladinova (BUL)

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Anastasiya Salos (BLR)

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Alina Harnasko (BLR)

35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 01.09.2017

Linoy Ashram (ISR) 

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Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Dina Averina (RUS)

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Olena Dyachenko (UKR)

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Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

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Natalia Godunko (UKR)

Code of Points: Penalties by the time and line and coordinator Judge

1 For each additional or missing second on the time of the exercise – 0.05

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Irina Annenkova (RUS)

2 For music not conforming to regulations 0.50

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Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR)

3 For each additional music with words 1.00

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

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

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Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS)

5 For any use of non-conforming apparatus (Individual and Group exercises) – 0.50

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

6 For using any apparatus not previously placed 0.50

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Anastasiya Salos (BLR)

7 For excessive delays in routine preparation which delay the competition 0.50

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Dina Averina (RUS)

8 For unauthorized retrieval of the apparatus 0.50

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Arina Averina (RUS)

9 For an unauthorized use of replacement apparatus (original apparatus still in the floor area) 0.50

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Linoy Ashram (ISR)

10 Dress of the Individual and Group gymnast not confirming to the regulations (one time per exercise) 0.30

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Lala Kramarenko (RUS)

11 For emblem or publicity not conforming to official norms 0.30

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

12 Bandages or support pieces not confirming to the regulations 0.30

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Neviana Vladinova (BUL)

13 For early or late presentation by the gymnast(s) 0.50

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Katrin Taseva (BUL)

14 For gymnast(s) warming up in the competition hall 0.50

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Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)

15 For Group gymnasts communicating verbally with each other during the exercise 0.50

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Aleksandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA)

16 Entry of the group to the floor area is not confirming to the rules 0.50

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Ukraine

17 For coach communication with the gymnast(s), musician, or judges during the exercise 0.50

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Spain

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

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Russia

19 For Group gymnast leaving the Group during the exercise 0.30

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Daria Trubnikova (RUS)

20 For “use of a new gymnast” if a gymnast leaves a group for valid reason 0.50

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Salome Pazhava (GEO)

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Feelings

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Vlada Nikolchenko and her coach Ireesha Blohina (UKR)

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.

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Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and her coach Elena Karpushenko moments before competition

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.

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Ekaterina Halkina (BLR)

 

 

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.

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Margarita Mamun (RUS)

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.

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Natalia Garcia (ESP)

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”.

 

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Tears of Spanish Senior Group (Gold Medal) during Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games

 

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Yana Kudryatseva (RUS) mistake at Rio Olympic Games

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.

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

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.

Sasha Soldatova

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.

Grand Prix Marbella Photos: II

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Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)

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Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

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Sara Llana (ESP)

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María Añó (ESP)

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Irina Annenkova (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Arina Averina (RUS)

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

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Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS)

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Anastasiya Guzenkova (RUS)

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Anastasiya Salos (BLR)

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Elizaveta Iampolskaia (MDA)

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Elizaveta Iampolskaia (MDA)

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María Añó (ESP)

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María Añó (ESP)

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Noa Ros (ESP)

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Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)

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Polina Berezina (ESP)

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Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)

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Viktoriia Onopriienko (UKR)

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Make-Up

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Yanika Vartlaan (UKR)

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”

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The Eyeliner

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.

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Carolina Rodriguez (ESP)

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Red Lips

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.

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Anna Rizatdinova (UKR)

Blue tones

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.

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