World Challenge Cup Kazan 2017, 11-13 Aug.


11-13 August, the last stage of World Challenge Cup series this season will be held in Kazan, Russia. Good luck to all gymnasts! Following are some information about this event:
Official website:
click here
FB: click here
VK: click here
FIG page:
click here
Participants: click here (update 08 Aug)
Start list: click here (update 10 Aug)
Broadcast: click here
Schedule: click here  Continue reading

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

Evgenia Kanaeva-interview with rsport.ru-07032013-01
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 Challenge Cup Minsk 2017, 04-06 Aug.


 04-06 August 4th stage of World Challenge Cup will he held in Minsk. Good Luck to all gymnasts! Following are some information about this event:

Official website:
click here
FB: click here
FIG page: click here
Participants: click here (update 31 July 2017)
Start list: click here (update 31 July 2017)
Broadcast:
http://www.tvr.by/televidenie/belarus-5/
http://viks.tv/430-belarus-5.html
http://only-tv.org/belarus-5.html
http://sportgol1.org/belarus5
http://ok-tv.org/channels/244-belarus-5.html
Schedule: click here  Continue reading

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World Games Wroclaw (POL) 2017, RG: 21-22 July


From 20 to 30 July, 10th The World Games 2017 Wroclaw (POL) will be held , RG is scheduled on 21-22 July. Only event finals for RG in World Games. Good Luck to all gymnasts! Following are some information about this event: 
Official website:
click here
FB: click here
FIG page: click here
Broadcast: click here or here
Live scoring: click here
Start list (all): click here
Participants (all disciplines): click here  Continue reading

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Alina Harnasko: “I was plump and did not give hope”

photo by Pawel Suschtschönok

Article link: click here
Translation by google

04-July-2017
For the rhythmic gymnastics of the hearts of Belarusian fans are always calm. For the second decade a new talent has replaced one another, no less promising and successful. Our girls very rarely return from international tournaments without rewards, and behind their big names, as a rule, there is a strong Belarusian school and mother of all our artists – Irina Leparskaya.

After the Olympic Games in 2016, the then first number of the national team Melitina Staniouta announced her retirement. “I did everything I could, I can not,” the girl said in her interview after Rio. The team still had a young gymnast, who, nevertheless, already gained experience – Katsiaryna Halkina. It was on her laid further hopes. But Katya began to worry about injuries, which somehow forced to perform not in full force, but somewhere and completely skip the tournaments. At that time, even more young Belarusian grace, Alina Harnasko, said her word. Someone can remember this girl yet at the European Championships in Minsk or junior starts, where the pupil of the Olympic champion Marina Lobach has repeatedly climbed to the podium. And this May, already at the senior championship of the continent, unexpectedly for many, and above all for herself, Alina won a bronze medal in the ball exercise, and then repeated her successes at the World Cup stages. As it was and where it all began, the gymnast told in an interview with the newspaper Zvyazda.

“I am reviewing the first speeches and I think, how could anything come of me …?”  Continue reading

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Berlin Masters World Challenge Cup 2017, 07-09 Jul


07-09 July, the 3rd stage of World Challenge Cup 2017 will be held in Berlin, Germany. Good luck to all gymnasts! Below are some information about this competition.

Official website: click here
FB: click here
FIG page: click here
Participants: click here (updated 27 Jun)
Start list: click here or here
Live results: click here
Live report: click here  Continue reading

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Grand Prix Holon 2017, 23-24 June


23-24 June, the fifth stage of the Grand Prix in RG will be held in Holon, Israel. International tournament will be held as well. Good luck to all gymnasts! Below are some information about this competition.

Official website: click here  Continue reading

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Evgeniya Kanaeva: Nowadays They Practice less Than We Used To Do


Article link: click here
10-Jun-2017
Translated by my friend Alyona, Many Thanks!!! 💕

Evgeniya is a two-times Olympic Champion in All Around. There are no other rhythmic gymnasts of this kind. And probably they will never appear again. At least in the nearest future. Kanaeva arrived to Krasnodar as a coach. However, she doesn’t reveal the names of the gymnasts she trains – well, she knows better. Nevertheless she answered the questions of our correspondent with great pleasure.

– Do you like the hall where the competitions of the rhythmic gymnastics are held?
– Yes, it’s not bad. And the girls like it as well. Continue reading

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Champions Arina and Dina Averina: Hate to part and win together


Article link: click here
google translation

07-Jun-2017
At the European Championships, the sisters won six gold medals for two.
Author: Alexey Rokotov City Journalist

At the May European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Budapest, twins from the city of Zavolzhye, Nizhny Novgorod region Arina and Dina Averina won six gold medals. Arina became the best in the exercises with the ball and clubs, Dina was the first with a hoop and ribbon. In addition, the sisters brought the Russian team success in all-around. After that deafening success, the fans are waiting for Dina and Arina at the World Championships in Italy, which will be held in Pesaro at the end of August this year. Sisters themselves also dream together to be at the championship of the planet and again together to rise to the first step of the pedestal. Continue reading

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World Challenge Cup Guadalajara 2017, 02-04 Jun


This weekend  the 2nd World Challenge Cup will be held in Guadalajara, Spain. Good luck to all gymnasts! Following are some information about this competition:

Official website: click here or here
FIG page: click here
FB: click here
Live score: click here
Participants: click here (update 01 Jun)  Continue reading

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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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