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Touch the fans with your art – on the retirement of Viktoria Mazur

Viktoria Mazur with fans in a Pesaro restaurant after the 2017 World Championships (Photo: Gergely Marosi)

It’s Sunday night, Ristorante Moletto in Pesaro on the seafront is bustling with people. We are sitting in a corner, the Ukrainian RG team occupies a much larger table. It’s quiet until the fans inside notice Viktoria Mazur. Continue reading Touch the fans with your art – on the retirement of Viktoria Mazur

Sankovich, Halkina and Slanchevskaya: The victory over pain

Ksenya Sankovich, Katsyarina Halkina

After Melitina Staniouta Onliner.by published an interview with three special gymnasts from the Belarus National team. Original article written by Alexander Chernukho, photos by Alexander Ruzhechka.

Polina has been a rhythmic gymnast for six years, but she still has to begin her senior career. Katya is 20, and she is an international master of sports. Ksenia – Olympic medalist in Beijing and London, and Honored Master of Sports – completed her career four years ago and is now raising her daughter. Three generations of gymnasts, three stories of victory over themselves.

Continue reading Sankovich, Halkina and Slanchevskaya: The victory over pain

One big transition and 6 things from Pesaro

Pesaro World Championships

In a certain way nothing has really changed at the 35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships. Russia still reigns supreme – since 2002 the Russian Federation always topped the medal table.  Continue reading One big transition and 6 things from Pesaro

Dina Averina crowned queen of Pesaro

Dina Averina
Dina Averina and Irina Viner after the last routine of the AA. Photo by Ulrich Fasbender

Pesaro 01 September, Dina is the indisputable queen of the Adriatic Arena during the all around final. Her twin sister Arina is silver medalist while Linoy Ashram grant the third world medal and first of the all around for Israel. Continue reading Dina Averina crowned queen of Pesaro

Aleksandra Soldatova, portrait of a declining queen

Aleksandra Soldatova
Aleksandra Soldatova at the 33rd European Championship in Budapest

It’s time to talk about Aleksandra Soldatova.

The last time I’ve seen her in person was in the mixed zone of the European Championships in Budapest, where she promptly said she’s in no mood for interviews and left. A disappointed, shaken, beautiful, queenly figure. Continue reading Aleksandra Soldatova, portrait of a declining queen

Russian gymnasts and Halkina shares the golds at Berlin Finals

Ekaterina Selezneva at Berlin World Challenge. Photo by Ulrich Fasbender

Ekaterina Selezneva, Yulia Bravikova and Kastiaryna Halkina are gold medalists at Berlin World Challenge 2017. Russian Group dominates both event finals. Continue reading Russian gymnasts and Halkina shares the golds at Berlin Finals

Berlin World Challenge: Katsiaryna Halkina wins her first all around title

Katsiaryna Halkina
Katsiaryna Halkina at Berlin Masters World Challenge 2017. Photo by Ulrich Fasbender.

Katsiaryna Halkina conquered her very first World Cup all around gold medal, at Berlin Masters 2017. Russian group won the all around event, after one of their best performance under the new Code of Points. Continue reading Berlin World Challenge: Katsiaryna Halkina wins her first all around title

Sharing the love for Rhythmic Gymnastics ~ by Anita

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