News Video Translation: Gymnast Kanaeva was greeted with applause and flowers


English translated by Tatiana! Big Big Thanks!!!

RG Russian National Team has triumphly come back to Russia from 31st RG World Championship 2011.

Moscow, Sheremetyevo airport: head-coach in RG Irina Viner and her pupil Evgenia Kanaeva were being met with ovation and exclamations of delight. Evgenia has won 6 gold medals at the World Championship in France. One of the first who congratulated russian team and its coach was president of Russia Dmitriy Medvedev. Fax was handed over to the winners.

0:29 Irina Viner: “Zhenechka! Please come for a second. There is congratualtions from the president.”

In total our gymnasts won 13 medals of WCH: 7 golden and 6 silver medals thereby winning rivals from Italy and Bulgary.

Irina Viner: “It’s such a great rivalry inside our team that all gold medals of Evgenia Kanaeva were secured by silver medals of Daria Kondakova. You see, 2 russian flags were always raised for the 2 first ranks. We had cover and back up: Dasha Dmitrieva who performed 3 exercises and Sasha Merkulova with 1 exercise. They had 3rd scores in qualification round.”

Viner pointed out that this WCH wasn’t the first “golden” championship for Russian team but it’s the most important competition before upcoming Olympic games. In another words it was qualification round for Olympic games. Viner said that such a success in France is a serious claim to win Olympics.

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