Rhythmic Gymnastics Facts

 

  • Russian gymnasts Nataliya Bulycheva and Sofiya Tesmenitskaya  are working as a model. Nataliya is living in Paris and Sofiya in Singapore

 

  • Anna Rizatdinova met Almudena Cid during Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup this year.  She really admires Almudena and her personality

 

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  • Ukrainian gymnasts love a rock band from Ukraine called “Okean Elzy” (Elsa’s Ocean)

 

  • Group from Belarus was claimed to change 3+2 music few weeks before European Championships

 

  • Carolina Rodríguez doesn’t want to retire before Rio 2016

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  • Team Ukraine will be in a training camp the first week of July

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  • Lala Yusifova’s favorite gymnast is Alina Maksymenko

 

  •  Anna Bessonova started doing rhythmic gymnastics when she was 5 years old

 

  • Salome Pazhava trains between 6 and 7 hours a day

 

  • Some gymnasts (also former) from Spanish team are medicine students such as Alejandra Quereda and Loreto Achaerandio

Rhythmic Gymnastics Facts

  • Marina Fernández (ESP), former gymnasts from Spanish group is now a Cheerleader of FCB Basketball team

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  • Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) says that she has never been on diet

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  • Nataliya Bulychëva (RUS) worked a few times as a model
  • Anna Bessonova (UKR) is a big fan of Northamerican singer Justin Timberlake

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  • World Champion, Yana Kudryavtseva trains between 9/10 hours a day

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  • Ukrainian group only has a free day: Sundays

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  • Anna Rizatdinova loves listening to Michael Jackson and Lana del Rey

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  • Eleonora Romanova’s (UKR) favorite film is “Harry Potter”
  • Alexandra Soldatova (RUS) loves drawing in her free time

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  • Silver medal at London Olympic Games, Daria Dmitrieva, tattoed a gun on her forearm.

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  • Evmorphia Dona succesful former gymnast from Greece works as a coach in National team
  • Valeriya Khanina (UKR, junior) is training at Deriugina School since October

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  • Silviya Miteva (BUL) was coached by her mom for more than 20 years

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  • Viktoriya Mazur (UKR) started doing gymnastics at 6

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  • Liubov Cherkashina (BLR) loves pugs

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Video about Rhythmic Gymnastics Training Center

Rhythmic Gymnastics Training Center “ISCA” is located in Russia. Its purpose is to promote Rhythmic Gymnastics. A hundred of gymnasts are currently training here. Olympic Champions used to train over here such as Anastasiya Nazarenko or Karolina Sevastyanova.

Daria Dmitrieva or Yana Lukonina (Honored Master of Sports, World Champions), are also working here as coaches. Also Anna Viktorovna Zhitkova is helping as a ballet coach.

Leotards : Close up pictures

Leotards are a one piece garment which can be with or without sleeves.  Here are some close ups of international gymnasts leotards.

This is one of the most incredible leotard ever seen, the one worn by Russian group in 2011:

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This one with a picture of a gymnast in its back. It was worn by Evgeniya Kanaeva, Alexandra Merkulova, Elizaveta Nazarenkova and Margarita Mamun.

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“The hearts leotard” by Melitina Staniouta, was one of the most inspirational leotard.

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Russian leotards always have a lot of stones

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Hand-made painted, worn by Natalia García

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Carolina Rodríguez wearing a leotard with lots of details

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Almudena Cid used to design her own leotards

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Colourful leotard by Evgeniya Kanaeva

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Silviya Miteva’s with thousands of Swarovski stones

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Emotions in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics is more than a sport.  Is an art that combines technical movements with expression and handling of an apparatus. This new code includes dancing steps and  artistic more than the previous codes.

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Anna Bessonova was one of the most emotional gymnast and so that one of the most popular for the audience. She could perform both an elegant routine (Swan Lake) or a modern one (The Matrix).

Sometimes you can’t stop your feelings:

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Anna Bessonova could’t believe she was World Champion (Patras 2007)
Photo Copyright Bernd Thierolf

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Team Ukraine became World Champion in 5 Ribbons (World Championships New Orleans 2002)

And sometimes you just are not at your best:

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Natalia Godunko got injured but she decided anyways to compete (Patras 2007)

Moments before going onto the carpet, concentration is the key:

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Anna Rizatdinova (Kiev World Championships 2013)

But the routine didn’t go as it was expected…

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Anna Rizatdinova (World Championships Kiev 2013)

Coach and gymnast:

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Margarita Mamun and her coach Amina Zaripova

A medal is your highest achievement:

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Anastasiya Bliznyuk (World Championships Kiev 2013)

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Alina Maksymenko (European Championships Minsk 2011)

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Alina Maksymenko (World Championships Kiev 2013)

When you have to say “thank you” to the audience and their unconditional support:

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Uliyana Trofimova (Grand Prix Thiais 2012)
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The moment after the routine when you can relax and smile:
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Melitina Staniouta (World Championships Kiev 2013)

Friendship in Rhythmic Gymnastics:

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Almudena Cid and Inna Zhukova (Olympic Games 2008)

Portraits

The most beautiful portraits – back in time. Each professional picture instills feelings. Could you describe them?

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Anna Bessonova (UKR) / World Championships Budapest 2003
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Olga Belova (RUS) / Grand Prix Berlin 2001
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Irina Tchachina (RUS) / World Championships Budapest 2003
Photo Copyright Bernd Thierolf

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Alina Kabaeva (RUS) / European Championships Geneve 2001

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Almudena Cid (ESP) and Liudmila Dmitrova / World Championships Budapest 2003
Photo Copyright Bernd Thierolf

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Evgeniya Kanaeva and Daria Dmitrieva (RUS) / European Championships Minsk 2011
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Anna Rizatdinova (UKR)
Photo Copyright Enrico Della Valle

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Natalia García (ESP)
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Inna Zhukova (BLR)/ Grand Prix Innsbruck 2002
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Liubov Cherkashina (BLR) /London Olympic Games 2012

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Dominika Cervenkova (CZE) / World Championships Budapest 2003
Photo Copyright Bernd Thierolf

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Almudena Cid /Jennifer Colino (ESP)
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Tamara Yerofeeva (UKR) / Grand Prix Innsbruck
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Svetlana Rudalova (BLR) / World Championships Budapest 2003
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Maria Titova (RUS) / Grand Prix Brno 2013
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Alina Maksymenko (UKR) / World Championships Kiev 2013
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Alina Kabaeva (RUS) / Deventer Grand Prix

Who is going to retire from gymnastics this year?

After World Championships that were held in Kiev, a few gymnasts decide to stop doing gymnastics.

Alina Maksymenko, from Ukraine, decided to become a coach. “After World Championships, I will help in Deriugina school as a coach” – said Alina.

“I will continue training, in fact I will compete until the end of the year.  After this, I am not very sure yet, but probably I may only compete in national competitions. I would also like to help little gymnasts to become rhythmic gymnastics stars”.

Source: http://rg.sport.ua/news/201933

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Silviya Miteva, from Bulgaria is another individual gymnasts, with a long career that decide stop doing this sport.

Silviya will be at Euskalgym Gala this year

Since 2003, Silviya competed for Bulgaria (World Championships Budapest 2003). She won bronze medal in Ribbon (Mie WC 2009, Montpellier WC 2011 and EC Vienna 2013).

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Marina Fernández, former individual gymnasts from Spain and group gymnast (in 1st group since 2013) said she will retire. Marina didn’t attend to World Championships because of a technical decision of her coaches.
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Anastasiya Nazarenko

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Anastasiya Bliznyuk

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Kseniya Dudkina

Russian group will be compounded by new gymnasts, since Olympic Champions Anastasiya Bliznyuk, Anastasia Nazarenko and capitain of the group, Kseniya Dudkina.

The team from Russia performs during the rhythmic gymnastics gro

Alina Makarenko retired after suffering from a knee injury.

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Caroline Weber said goodbye to gymnastics after Vienna European Championships.

More about Caroline’s achievements: https://rhythmic-gymnastics.info/2013/05/31/happy-birthday-caroline-weber/

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Darya Dmitrieva, finaly won’t continue training and retires.

European Championships Trainings

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Wednesday, 29th of May

08:00 Training, Hall D
19:00 Orientation session

Starlist for Official Trainings:

ARM
CRO
AUT
AZE
BEL
POR
GEO
GRE
SLO
MDA
BLR
SWE
CYP
SUI
BUL
CZE
ESP
UKR
FIN
FRA
GER
HUN
ISR
ITA
LAT
LTU
NOR
POL
ROU
RUS
SRB
SVK
TUR
EST
 

Thursday, 30th of May
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07:30 Training, Hall D
09:00 Judges Information meeting
12:15 Briefing SWISS

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Countdown to World Cup Lisbon!

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Most of delegations have already arrived to Lisbon, some others will have arrived today.

This competition will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. The venue is called “Casal Vistoso” located in Joao Silva street.There will be two competitions at the same time: World Cup F.I.G. category ( for senior individuals and groups) and International Tournament for junior individuals and groups.

World Cup Participants:

Senior Groups: AZE,  BUL, CHN, ESP, FIN, FRA, POR, RUS, SUI, UKR, U.S.A..

Finaly UZB and BLR won’t be there.

Individuals:

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Tickets: https://gympor.bilheteiraonline.pt/Comprar/Cartoes/460-575-passe_world_cup_torneio-feder_ginastica_portugal/

Draw: https://rhythmic-gymnastics.info/2013/03/25/world-cup-lisbon-draw/

Schedule:

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International Junior Tournament:

Individuals:

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Groups: SUI, FRA, RUS, FIN, CAN, AZE, BLR, BUL, HUN.

 

Versión en español

 

Esta competición se disputará en Lisboa, Portugal.  La mayoría de las delegaciones ya está en Lisboa (algunas como AZE y RUS, han viajado directamente desde el GP de Thiais). La delegación española llegará hoy miércoles por la mañana. El pabellón se llama “Casal Vistoso” situado en la calle Joao Silva . Habrá dos competiciones simultáneas: Copa del Mundo F.I.G. (individuales senior y conjuntos) y Torneo Internacional (competición junior individual y conjuntos)

El abono para ambas competiciones del 4 al 7 de abril cuesta 30 €. Se pueden comprar aquí:https://gympor.bilheteiraonline.pt/Comprar/Cartoes/460-575-passe_world_cup_torneio-feder_ginastica_portugal/

Los horarios y participantes se muestran en las tablas anteriores. El conjunto español actuará el jueves a partir de las 21:00 en el grupo A. No participa ninguna gimnasta individual española. El livestream se podrá seguir a través del link proporcionado en la página de inicio (barra lateral izquierda).

2nd Day Grand Prix Thiais (Official Trainings) I

Second day for GP Thiais. Today there will be official trainings the whole day from 8 am to 19 pm.

Standings (floor A):

AUSTRALIA: 9 am

BELGIUM : 9:20 am

BULGARIA: 9:40am

ITALY: 10:00 am

LETONIA: 10:20 am

CANADA: 10:40 am

FRANCE: 11:00 am

SPAIN: 12:20 pm and 12:40 group

GERMANY: 13:00 pm

GREECE: 13:20 pm

UKRAINE: 13:40 pm and 14:00 group

UZBEKISTAN: 14:20 pm and 14:40 group

BELARUS: 15:00 pm

FRANCE (GROUP): 15:20 pm

RUSSIA: 15:40 and 16:20 pm group

ROMANIA: 16:40 pm

JAPAN: 17:00 pm

KAZAKHSTAN: 17:20 pm

AUSTRIA: 17:40 pm