Original article link: http://www.gazeta.ru/sport/2014/03/02/a_5932689.shtml
English translated by Alyona (Many Many Thanks!!!) Vera Shtelbaums, the Coach of the two-time Olympic Champion Evgenia Kanaeva, tells about her favorite student soon becoming a mother and about the hegemony of the Russians in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
The first yearly Grand Prix in Rhythmic Gymnastics has started in Moscow and collected the strongest representatives of this sport. As usual, at the first start of the season, the girls are trying their new routines. The Honored Coach of Russia Vera Shtelbaums, personal coach of a silver medalist of Athens Irina Chaschina and the only two-time Olympic Champion Evgenia Kanaeva, shares her impressions on the traditional spring competitions.
– You were smiling while watching the performance of the girl from South Africa. Are the horizons of the Rhythmic Gymnastics expanded?
– Of course! And it is very nice that every year new faces appear and more and more countries become a part of Rhythmic World. Continue reading →
Today, 2 March, the Grand Prix Rhythmic Gymnastics competition in Moscow has come to an end. Russia’s Margarita Mamun won routines in hoop, ball and clubs, and came second in ribbon . Maria Titova excelled in the ribbon routine and came second in ball. Yana Kudryavtseva was second in hoop and clubs. In the group competitions, the Russians won the 10 clubs routine, as well as the 3 balls and 2 ribbons . Inna Kuznetsova (tournament results special correspondent of the Sport information Agency “All Sport”) interviewed Irina Viner-Usmanov, the president of the Russian Gymnastics Federation and the head coach in rhythmic gymnastics
‘To stage Grand Prix in Moscow every year opens the season and shows who is who and what is what, what we managed to do right, and what went wrong,’ said Irina Viner. ‘Now, we can begin to correct what was done wrong. Continue reading →
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Masha will compete in GP Moscow 2014 this weekend, her 1st competition in 2014! Good Luck to Masha!!! Wish her all the BEST!!! Удачи!!! and Давай!!! At the same time, YOG qualification for Europe will be held as well.