Originally written in Russian, English text translated and edited by Alyona
Year 2009 has turned Evgenia Kanaeva from a fragile princess into a full queen of the world’s rhythmic gymnastics. The phenomenon is that no one has expected such an ultimate superiority of the Grace from Omsk. A 19 year-old student of Vera Shtelbaums has not lost any of the major starts. Hardly any sportsman can get such a big gold collection within a short period of time. In September, at the World Championship in Mie (Japan), Evgenia Kanaeva made an outstanding achievement – she won six gold medals out of six possible.
If ever she wants to retire – no problem. She has already gone down in history. And dozens of specialists will be struggling with the secret of her amazing stability. All the coaches with one voice say that she can summon her strength and thoughts before any important event like nobody else. God knows how Zhenya gets rid of stress and pressure! How does she manage to keep up the utmost level of the concentration?
The press has made it a rule to call this small brunette a star of the first magnitude. On the contrary, Kanaeva still can’t get used to the attention of the cameras, to the necessity of giving numerous interviews and smiling all the time. She is living in her own world, with the rule to practice for eight hours a day. First of all there is work, and only after that there is place for words.
Among those few words that you can get from Evgenia, you can hear that she, Kanaeva, is a resident of Omsk. “How else could it be?”- Sincerely wonders Zhenya, – “I only practice in Moscow. And here in Omsk is my family, my friends. I got a new apartment here after the Olympic Games and we have recently moved in.”
It is not surprising that Evgenia Kanaeva is the most popular resident of our city at the moment according to all the internet search systems. She can even enter a rivalry with the worshipful club “Avangard”, which, by the way, hasn’t achieved any outstanding results for the last five years.
One more time we want to say: a phenomenal lady! To be honest – National Heritage!
來自OMSK 的 Number One
Chinese translated by Zoe Wan
2009年是讓Evgenia Kanaeva由一個嬌弱的公主轉變成RG女王的一年。特別的是沒有人能預期到這位來自OMSK的優雅女孩能保有如此極端絕對的優勢。這位Vera Shtelbaums 19歲的弟子從未輸過任何一場重大賽事。任何運動選手都很難在如此短的時間內收羅如此多面金牌。九月份在日本三重縣舉辦的世錦賽，Evgenia Kanaeva 創下了不同凡響的成就-她拿走所有個人項目的六面金牌。
再一次地我們想說: 不平凡的女孩，坦白說， 你是我們國家的寶藏 。