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.

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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.

Interview to Aleksandra Soldatova

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Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics senior team member, Aleksandra Soldatova, gave an exclusive interview to Russian TV after World Championships.

How do you feel after a good performance?

I have to say that of course when you perform a clean routine and so that you get a high score, that is such a good feeling. But also I know that isn’t still your limit. That is maybe one of the bests moments for a gymnast.

Do you usually cry during trainings?

I remember when I was a kid I used not to cry. At least I tried not to. Even if the coach shout to me. Right now it is kinda different. I usually cry because of my feelings, mostly happiness.

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Have you ever think in stop doing gymnastics?

There were a lot of moments that I thought to just give up. But then, I believe this is just a way to reach a medal.

Did you start doing gymnastics because of Rhythmic Gymnastics Stars?

When I started doing gymnastics I didn’t know Kabaeva, Kanaeva… I just liked gymnastics and that’s why I focused on it. I even wasn’t interested in Olympic Games or World Championships.

How did you met Anna Dyachenko (Shumilova)?

I don’t remember clearly. But I got close to her really soon and, then, I understood how a great person and coach she is. I respect her a lot.

What would you say to those who have you to stop doing gymnastics?

That words make me feel mad at them. Of course gymnasts have a lot of injuries and suffer from pain. But I feel that I have to do something for this sport.

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How is Irina Alexandrovna Viner as a coach?

Without her I could not have any medals. When I am training even over 10 hours a day, of course I feel really tired. But I am thankful to her because she helps me a lot. Instead of thinking “I am exhausted” I think, “Thank you Irina Alexandrova for spending this time with me”.

Could you describe how was this last year for you?

Extremely hard. I injured my leg. It was such a long recovery. I also missed European Championships. I was quite sure I was going to this event. I had to say that before I got injured, I performed my routines as clean as I could. I was ready for EC. I remember how I start feeling the pain in my leg during leaps. Then the doctors realized my leg was broken. Once I knew that, I started crying. I think I will regret of not going to EC the rest of my life…

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