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Moscow Grand Prix 2018: the All Around

Dina and Arina Averina and Yulia Bravikova on the podium. Photo by rgymrussia.

Dina Averina, the reigning world champion, started the year with her first all around gold medal. Silver was taken by her sister Arina, 1 point behind. Yulia Bravikova completed the podium very close behind the twins. Continue reading Moscow Grand Prix 2018: the All Around

The road to Tokyo: how rhythmic gymnasts qualify for the next Olympics

We cannot wait for Olympic qualification to start

The rhythmic gymnastics Olympics qualification system underwent major changes for the 2020 cycle and thanks to some digging in FIG’s documents we can see almost the whole pictureContinue reading The road to Tokyo: how rhythmic gymnasts qualify for the next Olympics

Can Ukraine stop its downward slide? 

Rhythmic gymnastics of Ukraine is in a difficult period, that’s pretty obvious. If you got to see the likes of Ekaterina Serebrianskaya, Elena Vitrichenko, Anna Bessonova or Anna Rizatdinova, you left the World Championships in Pesaro with an Ukraine-shaped hollow spot. Something was missing. A Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast from the individual apparatus finals.  Continue reading Can Ukraine stop its downward slide? 

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.

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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