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2016 Sochi Russian Championships: The race to the Olympics

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Sochi 14-17 April. The selection of the two olympians is becoming way more difficult. During the All Around for clubs (held between 14 and 15) Dina Averina triumphed followed by her twin Arina. The 3 top competitors Kudryavtseva, Mamun and Soldatova arrived friday to compete for the russian title. Aleksandra Soldatova won brilliantly the competition with 4 very good executions obtaining 77,150 and imposing on Margarita Mamun (76,950). Dina Averina was 3rd with 76,500. Continue reading 2016 Sochi Russian Championships: The race to the Olympics

“You are already old in 22” Melitina Staniouta advise men not to dream about gymnsts

Melitina Stanoiuta (BLR)
Melitina Stanoiuta (BLR)

Original article was written by Nikita Melkozerov  for people.onliner.by find the original article here.

Melitina Staniouta flexible and charming is the most successful rhythmic gymnast of team Belarus, and she will soon represents her country at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Melita trains eight hours par day, and in the meanwhile she’s taking classes at the university, she acted in commercials, she loves reading books, from Harry Potter to Erich Maria Remarque, and she likes to go to the theater, place which made famous her great-grandmother Stephanie actress of the USSR . Continue reading “You are already old in 22” Melitina Staniouta advise men not to dream about gymnsts

Salome Pazhava on the road to Rio

Salome Pazhava (GEO) competing at World Championship Izmir 2014
Salome Pazhava (GEO) competing at World Championship Izmir 2014

Original article written by Nodar Majsuradze you can find it here, with the courtesy of Sputnik Georgia for the article and of Oleg Naumov for the pictures.

Salome Pazhava one of the first georgian athletes, who managed to win a ticket for the Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro as a rhythmic gymnast. Coached by Elise Bedoshvili and Lali Dolidze, the most titled gymnast in Georgia’s history will represent her country at the Olympics for the first time since 2000. Continue reading Salome Pazhava on the road to Rio

Moscow Grand Prix 2016

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1st day of competition of Moscow Grand Prix 2016 was particularly intense since it was the beginning of the season there were many mistakes from the top gymnasts. Many of them at their first international appearence. On the other hand there were many “outsiders” like the extraordinary Dina Averina who enchanted the audience with her fresh and risky routines, placing herself 2nd (just 1 point under the leader Soldatova). Another surprise was Ashram Linoy from Israel who finished way ahead her unlucky teammate Neta Rivkin.

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Starting 2015: Moscow Grand Prix and Valentine’s Cup

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Moscow Grand Prix and Valentine’s Cup. The new Grand Prix’s circuit started this weekend in Russia, hosting again another major event after the Gala for the 80 years of russian rhythmic gymnastics (last weekend in St. Petersburg). Despite world Champions Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun, many other stars including Melitina Staniouta, Neta Rivkin, bulgarian and russian groups. Continue reading Starting 2015: Moscow Grand Prix and Valentine’s Cup

Sharing the love for Rhythmic Gymnastics ~ by Anita

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