World Cup Pesaro 2015, 10-12 April

This weekend in Italy will host the 3rd World Cup series stage, WC Pesaro 2015. Following are some information about this competition, good luck to all gymnasts! 
Official website:
Facebook: click here
Schedule: click here
Broadcast: Rai Sport
Friday, April 10: 20:30 to 22:00 groups (5 ribbons) Continue reading

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Zhenya, Happy 25th Birthday!!!

May the next three quarter centuries bring you as much happiness, hope, health and success as your first. Happy 25th birthday, Zhenechka!!! С днем рождения, Женечка!!! [蛋糕][禮物][心]
Happy Birthday-2015-wallpaper-ZKG
(photos by Tom Theobald, wallpaper by Zoe Wan)

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Evgenia Kanaeva: and mom, no matter what, would not love me less …(7th March 2013)

Evgenia Kanaeva-interview with
Posted at on 07/03/2013
Author (in Russian): Anatoly Samokhvalov & Andrei Simonenko

English edition was translated and edited by catts and Alyona, MANY MANY THANKSSSS!!!!

Gymnast Kanaeva, winner of ‘the most success athletes in 2012’ ranking organized by the agency “R-Sport”, refused to define the best one. She wished the impossible – grant every competitor the first place. In an interview with “R-Sport”’s Anatoly Samokhvalova and Andrei Symonenko, the double Olympic champion talked about the fan from Taiwan (Note by Zoe: means me hahaha :D ❤), a sincere smile and eating chocolate  behind the coach’s back.

A beautiful view and subjectivity

R-Sport: Evgenia, do you want to place all the male athletes in the leading positions, but to have the footballers (like almost all other survey participants) excluded in the end?
EK: I have never thought nor said anything bad about footballers. They work hard, break legs … Of course, there are some … Continue reading

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Evgenia Kanaeva: Everything I did, I did it with love for people (exclusive interview from Zhenya Kanaeva Gymnasium)

Evgenia Kanaeva-Ribbob-AA final-London 2012 by Perlle - Photographie

I have no words!!! about two months ago, I asked Zhenya’s mom Svetlana: May I do an e-mail interview with Zhenya? I am not belong to any media, so I only have little confidence that they will say yes. But Svetlana accepted my request without any hesitate!  So I with my friends: Alyona, catts, Ekaterina and Fanny worked together to discuss the questions. Special thanks to Fanny, she wrote most of the questions. There were many things in these two months and Zhenya has been very busy, but finally She answered our questions and sent it to me last night via Svetlana’s help. Big Big Thanks Zhenya and Svetlana!!! I love both of them ♥ ♥ ♥ And also thanks my friends: Alyona, catts, Ekaterina, and Fanny for working with me to do this project. We DID IT!!!!!!!!! This interview is well deserved to read! Zhenya has never such opened in an interview before…

Here you are the exclusive interview from ZKG, in English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and Italian. All are in pdf format.

English translated by Ekaterina, Spanish by Gaby, Italian by Anita and Chinese by Zoe

ENG-WP-Zhenya interview for ZKG-Everything I did I did it with love for people

RUS-WP-Zhenya interview for ZKG-Everything I did Idid it with love for people

CHN-WP-Zhenya interview for ZKG-Everything I did I did it with love for people

ESP-WP-Zhenya interview forZKG-Everything I did I did it with love for people

ITA-WP-Zhenya interview for ZKG-Everything I did I did it with love for people

BTW, Zhenya RG career recap by FIG, published on 8th-Jan-2013,10869,5187-187975-19728-49291-317645-20935-5233-layout210-205197-news-item,00.html

Evgenia Kanaeva-Ball-AA Final-WCH Montpellier 2011-FIG

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There is no better one-Zoe at London 2012-English version

(It’s just a surprised!!! I saw myself hugging and kissing Zhenya at the end of this video!!! outside Wembley Arena-12th-Aug-2012, 0:34-0:42 can see me and Svetlana and in the end XD. Big Thanks the recorder!!! Now with this video, this trip is even more perfect for me!!! :D )

written by Zoe Wan based on my Chinese version:
There is no better one-Zoe @London 2012
sorry for my poor English.


Since the great experience in WCH Montpellier last year (impression please check here: Not Perfect but Happy Ending (the magic week in Montpellier )-English Version) I had been thinking to watch Olympics London. I really hope that I can witness Zhenya to make history, becoming the first gymnast to win two Olympic gold medals in individual all around in RG. And RG fans all know she has great chance to achieve it. Moreover, I have been thinking if I don’t go this time, then it’s difficult for me to see her performing live in the future. Because I can’t make decision, I missed the chance to buy OG tickets by legal way. The on-line ticket system is only for the residents of UK and some designated European countries. People who live in other places have to buy ticket from official agents. In Taiwan, I only can buy tickets in Winner express co., when I called them to ask for tickets, the tickets had sold out. But I didn’t give up, I tried to find tickets on eBay, and finally I got one AA final ticket. I want to see qualification too, but not many time left for me, I thought I can buy the qualification tickets when I am in London. Although there were no tickets left in normal ways, I believed I can get the tickets definitely! Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Day!

remind yourself that…
YU are the BEST!!!
Happy Women’s Day!!!
Happy Womens Day 2015

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Translation: Zhenya’s words in Irina Viner’s interview, 5th Feb 2015

Zhenya at Irina Viner Interview-5Feb015-09
Many Many Thanks my friend Alyona for the English translation!!! (we only translated Zhenya’s part!)

5th Feb 2015, Zhenya appeared in a TV program which was an interview of Irina Viner, Zhenya’s part at 14:14-15:39. here’s the English translation of her words:

There are not so many people who love their jobs as much as she loves gymnastics. Moreover, she loves children very much – little children, big children. She is full of energy but she gets absolutely exhausted at the end of the day after having shared all her energy with kids.
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In St. Petersburg will celebrate the anniversary of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, Kabaeva, Kanaeva and Barsukova will be there as guests

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Date: 2 February 2005
Translated and edited by cats (in English), Many Many Thanks my friend catts!!!

The only Olympic sport, which was born originally in Russia, will celebrate its anniversary at the historic Mariinsky Theatre.

Attention, media!

Russia is the birthplace of rhythmic gymnastics. This is our gift to the Olympic Movement. Similar to what football is to the British, and ice hockey to the Canadians, Russian rhythmic gymnastics is a matter of national pride.

On 15 February 2015, at the home of rhythmic gymnastics – St. Petersburg, a gala show will take place. Continue reading

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Coach Vera Shtelbaums raised up champions to whom young gymnasts from Omsk want to be equal

Original article link: click here
English translated by Alyona and catts! Billion Billion Thanks!!!!!!

Victories of our rhythmic gymnasts on various championships attract big number of children to sports. The names of the gymnasts raised up by Vera Shtelbaums are known not only by the followers of the rhythmic gymnastics but also by the people who are not interested in this sport. Nowadays Vera Shtelbaums has been coaching a new candidate for high achievements – Maria Titova. Although Masha is not from Omsk, she is quite capable of continuing the triumph of Russian gymnasts on the world arena.

Vera Shtelbaums is the Honored Coach of Russia, Continue reading

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Evgenia Kanaeva is coming to Omsk to join her husband

Date: 29-12-2014
Written by: Kseniya Uglanova (Russian)
Translated and edited by: catts (many many thanks!!!)

The husband of the Olympic champion, Igor Musatov, promised that his wife would be coming to her hometown, and perhaps even with their son.

Yesterday at “Arena – Omsk”, our hockey team had a match with “Barys”. “Vanguard”‘s new comers, Khomitsky Vadim and Igor Musatov, played for the first time. We may remember that the latter is married to Omsk’s native, Evgenia Kanaeva. Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings!!!

Merry Christmas 2014-wallpaper-ZKG-Zoe
(photos by Tom Theobald, wallpaper by Zoe Wan)

It’s holiday season now. Wishing you all a wonderful 2015!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! All the BEST!!!


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Irina Chaschina: … meet at the restaurant in the evening and Chaschina did not say why she did not open a RG school with Polezhaev

(photo by Vyacheslav Tingilyov, many Thanks!!!)
Two more translation of Ira Chaschina’s interviews. Many Many Thanks my friend catts!!!

Irina Chaschina: … meet at the restaurant in the evening
Author: Alena Gribanova (originally written in Russian)
Date: 15 December 2014
Translated and edited by catts

Today, 13 December, at a press conference in Omsk, Irina Chaschina – the former European and World champion, as well as the current vice-president of the Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics – amazed everyone with her impressive figure. She shared with BK55 on how to keep fit after leaving sports. Continue reading

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Irina Chaschina: I love my fans, interview with Ira and Masha <3

Maria Titova-Galina Gorenkova Memorial OMSK 2014-09
Article link:
English translated by my friend Alyona, Billion Billion Thanks!!![心][心][心]

During her visit to the native town Omsk the famous athlete told about the lack of professional coaches and “life after sports”. And her young colleague Maria Titova revealed her plans to conquer fashion podiums in Paris.
Maria Titova-Galina Gorenkova Memorial OMSK 2014-03
The girls came to Omsk for the XXIX Memorial Cup of Galina Gorenkova,

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