Irina Viner-Usmanova: Kabaeva returned, now I’m waiting for Mamun and Kudryavtseva (Interview of I. Viner after EC 2017)


Article link: http://rsport.ru/interview/20170522/1120788302.html
Google translation
22-May-2017
The head of the All-Russian Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics (VFKH), Irina Viner-Usmanova, after the end of the European Championships, talked with reporters, and then took time for exclusive communication with the correspondent of the agency “R-Sport” Sergei Smyshlyaev. About the benefit of the sisters of the Averins, about leaving the team of the leaders Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun , about the new format of the European tournament and whether it suits the Russians, and Alexandra Soldatova’s problems – read the material of the agency. Continue reading

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33rd European Championships Budapest 2017, 19-21 May


from 19-21 May 33rd European RG Championships 2017 will be held in Budapest, Hungry. In odd year, the format of competition are seniors individuals EF, qualification of seniors individuals AA final for the following year (3 best routines will be counted and 24 best gymnasts qualified), juniors groups EF and team competition. This year there is a new rule for EC team competition, in odd year the team competition (new) is the combination of seniors individuals & juniors groups. The winner of the team competition is designated as follows:
1st day
Seniors – Individual Gymnasts: the result of 2 of the 4 apparatus
Juniors – Groups: the result of the 1st rotation.
2nd day
Seniors – Individual Gymnasts: the result of the 2 remaining apparatus
Juniors – Groups: the result of the 2nd rotation.
The above-mentioned results of the 1st and 2nd day will be added; the best Federation will receive the title “European Team Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics”.
Good luck to all gymnast! Below are some information:

Official website: click here
UEG page: click here
FB: click here
Broadcast: click here (Geoblocked in RUS, HUN, BLR, ISR, ROM and GRE)
Free Trial: Full access for 1 days
Day Pass: €1.99 Access for 24 hours
Event Pass: €4.99 Access from May 18, 2017 until June 1, 2017
Live scoring: click here
Participants: click here (updated 16 May) Continue reading

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World Challenge Cup Portimao and International Tournament 2017, 08-14 May

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This week the 1st stage of World Challenge Cup will be held in Portimao, Portugal 12-14 May and 26th Portimao International Tournament will be held as well, 8-10 May. Good luck to all gymnasts! Below are some information:

Website:
World Challenge Cup: click here
International Tournament: click here
FB: click here
FIG page:
World Challenge Cup: click here
International Tournament: click here
Live stream: EF – WCC 
Participants:
World Challenge Cup: click here (updated 10 May, Lugovskikh instead of Selezneva)
International Tournament: check start list  Continue reading

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FIG World Cup ranking list 2017

World Cup Sofia is the last stage of WC this year, the winners of World Cup series 2017 were awarded last night at Sofia. Total points counted best 3 out of 4. World Cup ranking list 2017 check here: http://www.fig-gymnastics.com/site/page/view?id=262
Individuals
AA winner: Neviana Vladinova 115 points
Hoop winner: Arina Averina 100 points
Ball winner: Neviana Vladinova 115 points
Clubs winner: Alina Harnasko 110 points
Ribbon winner: Neviana Vladinova 135 points

Groups
AA winner: Bulgaria 150 points
5 Hoops winner: Bulgaria 135 points
3 Balls 2 Ropes winner: Ukraine 145 points

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World Cup Sofia 2017, 05-07 May & Sofia Cup 2017, 02-03 May


This week World Cup Sofia and international tournament Sofia Cup will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 02 May to 07 May. Good luck to all gymnasts! Below are some information:

Website:
click here
FB: click here
FIG page: click here
Live stream:
http://www.bg-gledai.tv/bnt-hd-online
https://www.youtube.com/user/voltigierclips (only available for BUL)
Participants:
World Cup: click here
Sofia Cup: click here 
Start List:
World Cup: 1st day Q 2nd day Q
Sofia Cup: click here
Schedule:

Word Cup: click here
Sofia Cup: click here

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Rules and qualifications

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FIG published the qualification system for Tokyo 2020 few months ago. the Test Event as the qualifying 2nd stage will be eliminated in the next Olympiad. Instead, it will be determined by the overall results of the World Cup Series 2020.

The 2019 World Championships still remain the major qualifying event. Additional Olympic participation rights are constrained again with the current restrictions of NOCs having qualified at least 1 berth (i.e. a NOC with 1 berth cannot win another berth).

Please read the World Cup Series 2017-2020 rules here,

ART. 1  GENERAL PRINCIPLES
During the Olympic cycle 2017 – 2020, there will be one Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Series every year, with four events each, taking place between February and April. The results of the 3 best results out of 4 are taken into consideration. The World Cup Series 2020 will be qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games (for Individual gymnasts only).

ART. 18 OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION* (page 13)
In the 2020 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Series a separate Olympic Qualification Ranking list will be established and give the opportunity to earn three Olympic qualification places. 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.
Continue reading

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

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Posted at
http://rsport.ru/interview/20130307/649486658.html 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 😀 ❤), a sincere smile and eating chocolate  behind the coach’s back… 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, Japanese y Sophia 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

JPN-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
http://www.fig-gymnastics.com/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,5187-187975-19728-49291-317645-20935-5233-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!!! 😀 )

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

Intro

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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World Cup Baku 2017, 28-30 April


This week the 3rd stage of World Cup series 2017 will be held in Baku, 28-30 April. Good luck to all gymnasts! Below are some information:

Official website
: click here
FB: click here
FIG page: click here
Live stream: http://www.idmantv.az/canli/idman-canli-yayim.htm
Start list: click here
Participants: click here (Zohra Agamirova instead of Marina Durunda)
Schedule: click here

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World Cup Tashkent and Happy Caravan 2017, 18-23 April


From 18 to 19 April in Tashkent will host the annual Children’s International Tournament in Rhythmic Gymnastics “Happy Caravan” and  from 21 to 23 April the World Cup in Rhythmic Gymnastics will be held. Good luck to all gymnasts! Following are some information:

Official website: click here
FB: click here
FIG page: click here
Live stream: click here
Start list:
World Cup: click here (Arina Averina instead of Aleksandra Soldatova)
Happy Caravan:
Junior Individuals hoop and ball
Junior Individuals clubs and ribbon
Junior Groups 10 clubs
Participants: World Cup (Arina Averina instead of Aleksandra Soldatova)
Schedule: click here  Continue reading

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World Cup Pesaro & IT “Citta di Pesaro” 2017, 07-12 Apr.


The 1st world cup series will be held in Pesaro, Italy this weekend. 33 countries will participate.  Following are some information:

Official website: click here
FB: click here
FIG page: click here
Live scoring: click here
Live stream: geoblock for EF, try ZenMate to change your country
07 Apr. 19:20-20:30 Groups 5 Hoops Qualification (available for all countries)
08 Apr. 19:00-20:20 Groups 3 Balls + 2 Ropes Qualification (available for all countries)
09 Apr. 13:00-18:00 Individuals and Groups Finals (geoblock)
Participants:
World Cup: click here (updated 05 Apr.)
Full list with IT: click here (updated 31 Mar.)
Start List: click here
Schedule: click here
Results: click here

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Grand Prix Marbella 2017, 31 Mar-02 Apr


The 4th stage of Grand Prix will be held at Marbella, Spain. Following are some information. No broadcast information so far…Good luck to all gymnasts!!!

Official FB: click here
Live Stream:
EF: click here
AA: click here
Start List:
Grand Prix: click here
Junior Competition: click here
Participants:
BLR Katsiaryna Halkina and Alina Harnasko Junior: Yana Striga
BUL Neviana Vladinova and Katrin Taseva
EST Carmel Kallemaa
ESP Natalia García, Sara Llana and Polina Berezina
ISR Victoria Filanovsky and Nicol Zelikman
KAZ Sabina Ashirbayeva
RUS Alexandra Soldatova, Arina Averina, Polina Khonina and Yulia Bravikova
Junior: Polina Shmatko, Lala Kramarenko, Anastasia Sergeeva and Dariya Sergayeva
UKR Viktoria Mazur and Olena Diachenko
USA Lili Mizuno
Schedule: click here  Continue reading

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Grand Prix Thiais 2017, 25-26 March


The 3rd stage of Grand Prix will be held in Thiais, France this weekend, below are some information for this competition. Good Luck to all gymnasts!

Official Website:
 http://www.grandprixthiais.fr/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Internationaux-De-Thiais-154826911289454/
Live Stream:
25 Mar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDPJ3xnoUMk
26 Mar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B74i5N9xxJw 
Start List:
EF: click here
Group A: click here
Group B: click here
Groups: click here
Participants: 
click here
Results: click here
Schedule: http://www.grandprixthiais.fr/pages/programme1-1.html  Continue reading

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