Rhythmic Gymnastics

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15/08/2017

2017 Rhythmic World Challenge Cup winners crowned

Kazan marked the final stop on the 2017 FIG World Challenge Cup circuit, the last chance for gymnasts to earn points in the World Challenge Cup rankings based on their placements in the All-around and with each apparatus.

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14/08/2017

Averina affirmation at final Rhythmic World Challenge Cup of 2017

As the curtain fell on 2017 World Challenge Cup competition August 11-12 in Kazan, Russian twins Dina and Arina Averina continued to affirm their supremacy in the post-Rio era. The host team also lived up to their golden standard with a complete sweep of the golds in Group competition.

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07/08/2017

Soldatova seizes All-around at Rhythmic World Challenge Cup in Minsk

With the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships less than a month away, two-time World team gold medallist Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia walked off with the All-around title at the BSB Bank Rhythmic World Challenge Cup August 5-6 in Minsk.

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31/07/2017

Main decisions from the FIG Executive Committee meeting in Tonsberg (NOR)

The FIG Executive Committee held its third meeting of the year in Tonsberg (NOR) July 27-29. Please find here the summary of the main information and decisions.

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23/07/2017

Arina Averina goes three for four in Rhythmic at The World Games; three new champions in Aerobic

A dropped Club ended her chances of a golden sweep in Rhythmic Gymnastics at The World Games, so Russia’s Arina Averina settled for going three for four.

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21/07/2017

Arina Averina, Spanish Mixed Pair, Korean Aerobic Dance team take first golds at The World Games 2017

On a day that saw Rhythmic and Aerobic Gymnastics sparkle under Centennial Hall’s impressive dome, the storylines were those of renewal, rejuvenation, and -- in the case of Spanish Aerobic stars Sara Moreno and Vicente Lli -- redemption.

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20/07/2017

How to follow The World Games 2017, even if you're not in Wroclaw

Love Gymnastics and want to follow the action from The World Games 2017 in Poland? Here are nine ways to watch and connect to the competition inside Wroclaw's Centennial Hall.

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17/07/2017

Follow Gymnastics events with the FIGymnastics 2.0 app!

Gymnastics enthusiasts looking to follow The World Games 2017 and King Harald’s World Gym for Life Challenge will get a unique window on these and the upcoming World Championships with FIGymnastics 2.0, the FIG’s upgraded mobile application.

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11/07/2017

Two firsts for Belarus's Halkina at Berlin Masters

Belarus’s Katsiaryna Halkina and Russian newcomers Ekaterina Selezneva and Iuliia Bravikova split the titles as World Challenge Cup competition picked up again at the Berlin Masters after a month-long hiatus.

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20/06/2017

Rhythmic education programme review moves forward

A review group for the education programmes related to Rhythmic Gymnastics met on June 17-19, 2017, at the FIG Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI). This meeting followed a meeting with the Aerobics Academy review group and the first meeting of the FIG Education Commission.

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12/06/2017

Big summer events and judging dominate discussions at Rhythmic TC meeting

Preparations for the two big events of the summer, The World Games in Wroclaw (POL) and the World Championships in Pesaro (ITA), as well as a review of the judging from the first semester of 2017were topics high on the agenda of the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, which held its third meeting of the year in Lausanne June 7-11.

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06/06/2017

Russia leads the way at Guadalajara Rhythmic World Challenge Cup

Russia’s Rhythmic gymnasts took home all but one title from last weekend’s World Challenge Cup in Guadalajara (ESP). Polina Khonina and Ekaterina Selezneva won the gold medals in the individual competitions, while the Russia Group prevailed in the All-around and the final with three Balls and two Ropes. Only Japan’s victory in the final with five Hoops averted a Russian clean sweep.

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15/05/2017

Veinberg Filanovsky, Italy pick up three titles apiece in Portimao

Victoria Veinberg-Filanovsky carried off three event titles at the Rhythmic World Challenge Cup in Portimao (POR) May 12-14, a career best for the 22-year-old Israeli. And with three titles of their own, the Italian Group enjoyed its own shower of gold in Portugal.

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09/05/2017

Bulgaria's Vladinova working hard toward Rhythmic Euros, Worlds success

With an Olympic Games under her belt and Rhythmic World Cup success coming her way, Bulgaria’s Neviana Vladinova has established herself as one of the rising young stars of Rhythmic in 2017.

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08/05/2017

Bulgaria brilliant at Sofia Rhythmic World Cup

With a total of 10 medals, Bulgaria shone in both the individual and group competitions at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup held on home soil in the country’s capital Sofia this past weekend. The 2016 Olympic finalist Neviana Vladinova was the star of the individual competition, with four titles and one silver medal, and the Bulgarian group continued their strong showing on the 2017 World Cup circuit by claiming the All-around gold and two silvers in the apparatus finals.

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02/05/2017

Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Training Camps held in Bolivia and the Netherlands

During the last week of April, the training camps for the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics were held in Bolivia and in the Netherlands.

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02/05/2017

Five nations shine bright at Baku Rhythmic World Cup

Five nations split the eight golds up for grabs at the Baku Rhythmic World Cup April 28-30 in the Azerbaijan capital.

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25/04/2017

100th FIG Age Group Camp held in Colombia

On April 17-21, 2017, the Colombia Gymnastics Federation hosted the 100th training camp for the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme.

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24/04/2017

Twins Dina and Arina Averina combine to sweep Tashkent Rhythmic World Cup

Sometimes it takes two to make a clean sweep. And what Russia’s Dina Averina missed during her gold hunt at the Tashkent Rhythmic World Cup April 21-23 was picked up by her twin sister Arina.

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20/04/2017

South Africa welcomes Level 1 Academy for Trampoline Gymnastics

This academy was partially funded by the FIG Development Fund for the Zone 3 of the African Gymnastics Union. Twenty-seven trampoline coaches participated from four southern African FIG member federations – Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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10/04/2017

Aleksandra Soldatova, Bulgaria, Italy prevail at Pesaro World Cup

Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia and the Bulgarian Group won the individual and group All-around competitions, respectively, this past weekend in Pesaro (ITA), as the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season debuted at the magnificent Adriatic Arena, site of this year’s World Championships.

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10/04/2017

Namibia and Indonesia hold FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme Training Camps

In early April 2017, overlapping single-country training camps for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme were held in Namibia and in Indonesia.

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06/04/2017

2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season debuts in Italy

A raft of retirements from top international competitors and uncertainty about the return of the Olympic champion has left the door open for new stars to rise in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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06/04/2017

South Africa and Philippines implement FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme

Between March 31 to April 3, 2017, overlapping single-country training camps for the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics were held in South Africa and in the Philippines. Both countries held 5-day camps in the past year and continued the programme with 3-day Follow-up Camps this year.

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04/04/2017

Jeannine Rinaldi, former FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics TC President, passes away

Jeannine Rinaldi (FRA), whose work as FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee President helped her discipline become part of the Olympic programme, passed away March 13 at age 96.

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03/04/2017

Malaysia and Guatemala hold FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme Training Camps

Between March 26 and 29, 2017, overlapping single-country training camps for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme were held in Guatemala and Malaysia.

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28/03/2017

Behind the scenes: The making of Azerbaijan’s Rhythmic Gymnastics-meets-Star Wars clip

While videos exist of Stormtroopers doing other things -- the Harlem Shake, or the “Gangnam Style” dance -- Stormtroopers doing serious Rhythmic Gymnastics is a novel enough concept that the clip has created a buzz on the internet.

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27/03/2017

FIG holds Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Training Camps in Chile, Vietnam and Ecuador

During the 10-day period of March 13 to 24, 2017, Chile, Vietnam and Ecuador became the 85th, 87th and 88th hosts of single-country Age Group Programme training camps offered by the FIG to develop Rhythmic Gymnastics everywhere in the world.

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21/03/2017

The FIG introduces Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme in the Caribbean

Over the past three years, the FIG developed an Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics and is continuing to introduce it in training sessions around the world. On March 16-18, 2017, this programme was introduced to the Rhythmic Gymnastics leaders of the English language FIG member federations of the Caribbean.

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23/01/2017

A new start: Intercontinental Judges’ Course in Baku opens new Olympic cycle in Rhythmic Gymnastics

The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) hosted the 2017 – 2020 Intercontinental Judges’ Course for Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Boulevard Hotel in Baku (AZE) from January 17 – 21, 2017.

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09/01/2017

Rhythmic star Yana Kudryavtseva announces Gymnastics retirement

The lithe Kudryavtseva won nearly every competition she entered during the last Olympic cycle, racking up 16 World medals, including three consecutive World All-around titles, and innumerable golds on the World Cup circuit.

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21/12/2016

Australia earns the FIG Academy license for all six disciplines

The Australian Gymnastics Federation hosted a “three-discipline” Level 2 Academy at the excellent facilities of the Australian Institute for Sport (AIS) in the capital city of Canberra on December 13-20, 2016.

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15/12/2016

Four UEG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee members warned

The FIG Disciplinary Commission has addressed a warning to the President and three members of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) for not respecting the rules in place during the discipline's 2016 European Championships in Holon, Israel, in June.

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28/11/2016

FIG Age Group Development Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics is nearing completion

The Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics was introduced in three geographic regions during 2015 and then presented in 17 training camps during 2016.

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08/11/2016

Philippines hosts a Level 3 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics

On September 29 to October 5, the Philippines Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 3 Academy in the capital city of Manila. It was the eighth Academy hosted by the Philippines, the 40th worldwide for Rhythmic Gymnastics and the 246th overall.

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17/10/2016

Decisions made by the FIG Executive Committee in Tokyo

The FIG Executive Committee (EC) made the following decisions during its meeting on October 16-17, prior to the Congress on 18-20 October in Tokyo

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21/08/2016

Russian Group crowned with fifth consecutive Olympic title

Russia won its fifth consecutive Olympic title in Rhythmic Group Gymnastics Sunday, continuing a golden tradition established 16 years ago in Sydney.

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21/08/2016

After years in the shadows, Margarita Mamun takes her place in the Olympic sun

A perennial silver medallist in international competition, Margarita Mamun finally got her golden moment in Rio.

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20/08/2016

Spain surges to the lead in Rhythmic Gymnastics Group qualification

The Spanish Group (Sandra Aguilar, Artemi Gavezou, Elena Lopez, Lourdes Mohedano and Alejandra Quereda) shimmied to first place in the qualification round in Rio, ahead of the Russians, whose team has won every Olympic gold since 2000.

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20/08/2016

Mamun vs. Kudryavtseva: The Olympic duel has begun

Undefeated in the All-around at the past three World Championships, Yana Kudryavtseva was expected to reign in Rio. Instead, at the end of the qualification round, the 18-year-old Russian sits second behind countrywoman Margarita Mamun in a reversal of the hierarchy the two have established at the biggest competitions during the past few years.

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06/08/2016

How to watch the Olympic Games, wherever you are

Don't know where to watch the Olympic Games? Click below to find your country's rightsholder.

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25/07/2016

FIG statement regarding the decision of the IOC Executive Board

The FIG has taken note of the decision of the IOC Executive Board concerning the participation of Russian athletes at the Rio Olympic Games and shall fully adhere to it.

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24/07/2016

With Olympics looming, Mamun seals FIG Rhythmic World Cup series title

With just two weeks before the curtain rises on the Rio Olympic Games, Margarita Mamun was the star of the AGF Trophy in Baku.

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20/07/2016

Eight judges sanctioned following marking control procedures at the 2015 Worlds and Rio Test Events

Accuracy in scoring and the integrity of rankings are key priorities for the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). Following the 2015 World Championships and the Rio Test Events, both qualifiers for Gymnastics at the 2016 Olympic Games, the FIG conducted a thorough analysis of the scores awarded by sworn judges in order to ensure that the athletes' results were compatible with the current code of points.

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19/07/2016

FIG Athletes Commission against a blanket ban for all Russian athletes

The president of the FIG Athletes Commission, Jani Tanskanen, has expressed his concern about a possible ban of all Russian athletes at the Rio Olympic Games.

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14/07/2016

Three more judges from Rio Test Events sanctioned

The FIG Disciplinary Commission has sanctioned a second Men’s Artistic Gymnastics judge and two Rhythmic Gymnastics judges for biased or unsatisfactory judging during the 2016 Aquece Test Events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in April.

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12/07/2016

Margarita Mamun defeats Yana Kudryavtseva in Kazan

With less than a month to go before the Olympic gold rush, Russia’s Margarita Mamun was the star of the World Cup in Kazan last weekend, defeating her compatriot and three-time world champion Yana Kudryavtseva, in the All-around event.

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07/07/2016

Bolivia hosts an Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics for the first time

The Bolivia Gymnastics Federation has hosted six previous FIG Academies and now hosted its first Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics. It was a Level 1 Academy held at the Colisea Los Angeles in the city of Santa Cruz on June 20-27, 2016.

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05/07/2016

FIG Appeal Tribunal confirms sanction of Rhythmic Gymnastics judge

The FIG Appeal Tribunal upheld the Disciplinary Commission's decision from March 10, 2016, to suspend Ms. Yevgeniya Zhidkova (AZE) for a period of three months from all participation in FIG activities and other international competitions for having favored three gymnasts and the Azerbaijani Group in her scoring at the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER).

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04/07/2016

Dina Averina, Japanese Group ace Rhythmic's Berlin Masters

The young ingenue of the Russian team split the golds with Ukrainian star Ganna Rizatdinova.

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08/06/2016

Venezuela hosts a Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy

The Venezuela Gymnastics Federation hosted a FIG Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics for the first time from May 27 to June 3, 2016. It was a Level 1 Academy held at the Gimnasio de la Selección Nacional Rítmica in the capital city of Caracas.

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06/06/2016

Margarita Mamun goes four for five at Guadalajara Rhythmic World Cup

Russia's Margarita Mamun continued her golden streak at this past weekend's Guadalajara Rhythmic World Cup in Spain, dancing off with four of the five gold medals in play.

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02/06/2016

El Salvador comes back as Academy host for Rhythmic Gymnastics

The El Salvador Gymnastics Federation hosted its first FIG Academy since 2008. This time it was a Level 2 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics at the National Gymnastics Centre in the capital city of San Salvador on May 17-24, 2016.

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30/05/2016

Yana Kudryavtseva wins fourth consecutive Sofia World Cup title

Three-time World All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva of Russia, the heavy favorite for Olympic gold in Rio this summer, won the individual All-around title and two of four apparatus finals at this weekend’s World Cup in Sofia (BUL).

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24/05/2016

Margarita Mamun sweeps in Minsk; Belarus defeats Russia in Rhythmic Group competition

The Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series isn't a game of "anything you can do, I can do just as well" but Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva are certainly making it seem like one.

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17/05/2016

Yana Kudryavtseva completes fifth career World Cup sweep in Tashkent

Yana Kudryavtseva confirmed her status as the queen of the Rhythmic universe at this past weekend’s Tashkent World Cup, completing a clean sweep of the individual titles.

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12/05/2016

Rhythmic World Cup action picks up this weekend in Uzbekistan

Tashkent is having a moment as the center of the Rhythmic Gymnastics universe.

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10/05/2016

Venezuela and Namibia complete the first round of FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme Training Camps

During the first days of April, Venezuela and Namibia became the eleventh and twelfth hosts of single-country 5-day training camps offered by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to develop Rhythmic Gymnastics worldwide.

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07/05/2016

The draws are out for Rio 2016 Olympic Gymnastics competitions

The Olympic draws in Gymnastics, which determine the order in which athletes or nations will compete in the qualification round at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, have been published.

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26/04/2016

Lists of Rio 2016 qualifiers updated (with Tripartite invitations!) in Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the list of gymnasts and nations qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics.

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23/04/2016

FIG Age Group Programme introduces Rhythmic Gymnastics in Mozambique

Mozambique hosted the fourteenth training camp for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme in the capital city of Maputo on April 12-16, 2016. The Mozambique Gymnastics Federation had had no experience with Rhythmic Gymnastics before this and for that reason it was especially needed and appreciated.

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23/04/2016

Austria hosts introduction camp for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme

Over the past two years, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) developed an Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG) and is continuing to introduce it in training sessions around the world. On April 14-16, 2016, this programme was introduced to the Rhythmic Gymnastics leaders of the FIG member federations of Central Europe. This fifth introduction-training seminar was hosted in Vienna, Austria.

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23/04/2016

Four Rhythmic Groups qualify for Rio, Staniouta takes All-around as Olympic Test Event ends

After eight days of Gymnastics competition, the curtain fell Friday night on the Olympic Test Event in the Rio Olympic Arena, with the last Olympic berths decided in Rhythmic Group gymnastics and a final gold handed in individual competition.

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22/04/2016

Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers in Rhythmic Gymnastics: See the updated list for individuals and Groups!

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the list of nations and individual gymnasts to have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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22/04/2016

Staniouta in front, Ashirbayeva tops list of Rhythmic Olympic qualifiers at Test Event

The battle for the final places in Gymnastics at the 2016 Olympic Games continued as Rhythmic, following competitions in Artistic and Trampoline, took centre stage at the Rio Olympic Arena.

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14/04/2016

How to follow Gymnastics's Olympic Test Event, even if you're not in Rio

Even those who don't make it to Rio de Janeiro (BRA) for the Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier (Test Event) April 16 - 22, 2016, will have plenty of ways to follow the action, including video and photo coverage from the Rio Olympic Arena. Here are seven ways to stay informed.

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14/04/2016

Final places for the 2016 Olympic Games in play at the Test Event April 16-22 in Rio

The Olympic Test Event in Gymnastics, to be held April 16-22 at the Rio Olympic Arena, is the second and final chance for gymnasts and nations that did not qualify at the 2015 World Championships to punch their tickets for August's Summer Games.

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13/04/2016

South Africa hosts a Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme

South Africa hosted the thirteenth training camp for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme in the city of Johannesburg on April 5-9, 2016.

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04/04/2016

Kudryavtseva the boss in Pesaro

With four months to go before the Rio Olympic Games, triple World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) reconfirmed herself as the queen of Rhythmic Gymnastics in front of her biggest rival for Olympic gold, teammate Margarita Mamun, at the Pesaro World Cup in Italy this weekend,

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01/04/2016

Kudryavtseva and Mamun back in Pesaro for their first duel of the Olympic season

Seven months after dominating the Stuttgart World Championships, Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun, the two Russian queens of rhythmic gymnastics, are expected to make their return at the World Cup in Pesaro, Italy, from Friday to Sunday.

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30/03/2016

Indonesia hosts a Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme

Indonesia hosted the twelfth training camp for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme in the capital city of Jakarta just before the Easter weekend on March 19-23, 2016.

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24/03/2016

Chrystalleni Trikomiti appointed 2016 Ambassador of Fair Play in Cyprus

2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympian Chrystalleni Trikomiti has been appointed an Ambassador of Fair Play in Cyprus for 2016, the Cyprus Gymnastics Federation (C.G.F.) announced this week.

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21/03/2016

Aleksandra Soldatova strikes again with Lisbon World Cup win

The World Cup victory makes it three in a row internationally for the budding Russian star this season.

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21/03/2016

Philippines hosts a Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme

Philippines hosted the eleventh training camp for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme in the capital city of Manila on March 12-16, 2016.

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17/03/2016

Olympic Test Event: With one month to go, gymnasts ready for the big Olympic dress rehearsal

The list of gymnasts expected to compete at the Olympic Test Event, the second and final qualification round for August’s Summer Olympic Games, has been published.

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16/03/2016

Soldatova returns to Lisbon to defend World Cup title

The 17-year-old from outside Moscow has enjoyed a successful start to her Olympic year in the absence of teammates and rivals Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun.

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11/03/2016

FIG Disciplinary Commission sanctions two Rhythmic Gymnastics judges

Two Rhythmic Gymnastics judges have been sanctioned for having favored athletes from their countries in their scoring during the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), while four judges were commended for their level of excellence.

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10/03/2016

FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme Training Camps introduced to Vietnam and El Salvador

During the first days of March, Vietnam and El Salvador became the fourth and fifth hosts of single-country five-day training camps offered by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to develop Rhythmic Gymnastics everywhere in the world.

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01/03/2016

Malaysia and Guatemala simultaneously host FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme Training Camps

During the week of February 22-26, 2016, Malaysia and Guatemala became the second and third hosts of single-country five-day training camps offered by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to develop Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG) everywhere in the world.

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29/02/2016

FIG awards 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships to Pesaro, Italy

The 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships will take place in Pesaro, Italy. The FIG Executive Committee decided to entrust the organisation of these championships to the Italian Gymnastics Federation (FGI) during its February meeting in Lausanne (SUI).

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29/02/2016

Soldatova lights up first 2016 Rhythmic World Cup in Espoo

Seventeen-year old Russian gymnast Alexandra Soldatova, so often overshadowed by her compatriots Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamum, made full use of the opportunity to shine at the first leg of the 2016 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup this past weekend in Espoo, Finland.

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29/02/2016

FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme introduced to South America

On February 24-26, 2016, the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics was introduced to the Rhythmic Gymnastics leaders of the FIG member federations of South America.

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26/02/2016

Excitement in Espoo as FIG Rhythmic World Cup season begins in Finland

The Russians are coming! Not to mention the Belarussians, the Finnish, the Israelis, the Ukrainians and many of the world’s best in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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25/02/2016

See the competition draw for the Aquece Rio Test Event, the ultimate 2016 Olympic qualifier in Gymnastics

The Aquece Rio Test Event for Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics takes place April 16-22 in the Olympic Arena.

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23/02/2016

Costa Rica hosts first FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme training camp

Costa Rica hosted the first training camp for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme in the capital city of San Jose on February 15 - 19, 2016. This training camp is the next step in the worldwide dissemination and implementation of this programme.

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16/02/2016

18 cool things that happened in Gymnastics this week

The Olympic Gymnastics season is underway in numerous disciplines, and there's plenty of news to share. Here's the weekly wrap of what everyone's been buzzing about.

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08/02/2016

FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme goes into high gear with nine new experts

In 2014, an Age Group Development and Competition Programme was developed for Rhythmic Gymnastics and then began to be introduced in training sessions around the world during 2015.

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27/01/2016

13 cool things that happened in Gymnastics this week

Rounding off the week: The U.S. men in Rio, Son Yeon Jae's 2016 routines and the Beam routine that everybody's watching.

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19/01/2016

FIG President Bruno Grandi: A vision for 2016

An Olympic year is always full of hopes and aspirations. On the sporting level, 2016 promises to be jubilant, as the Olympic Games sway for the first time to the South American rhythm.

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19/01/2016

FIG Academies kick off 2016 in Germany in four disciplines

The German Gymnastics Federation hosted a “four-discipline” Level 3 Academy in the city of Frankfurt on January 5 - 12, 2016. The four disciplines of Men’s- (MAG), Women’s- (WAG), Rhythmic-and Trampoline Gymnastics were held simultaneously.

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17/12/2015

President Grandi impressed by new dedicated gymnastics centre in Slovenia

FIG President Bruno Grandi, who travelled to Slovenia last week at the invitation of the local Federation, was impressed by the new National Gymnastics Centre inaugurated on November 27 in the capital Ljubljana.

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08/12/2015

Three World Gymnastics Championships attributed at FIG Executive Committee meeting

The 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships and 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships will be held in Sofia (BUL) while the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships will go to Antwerp (BEL).

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10/11/2015

Happy Tuesday, Gymnastics fans! Headlines of the week in Gymnastics

Your mid-week catchup on what's been in the headlines and making the rounds on social media.

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05/10/2015

Philippines hosts a Level 2 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics

On September 20-27, 2015, only a few days after hosting a Level 2 Academy for Aerobic Gymnastics, the Philippines Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 2 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics in the capital city of Manila.

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18/09/2015

World gold in hand, Italian Rhythmic Group now looks toward Rio 2016

Energised by their gold medal with the 5 Ribbons in Rhythmic Group competition at the recent Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), the Italian Group is looking forward to pushing ahead as they prepare for next summer's Olympic Games.

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16/09/2015

Happy Wednesday, Gymnastics fans! Headlines of the week in Gymnastics

The weekly roundup of what's been happening in the world of Gymnastics.

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15/09/2015

Stuttgart Rhythmic Worlds: The gymnasts speak out

After almost a week of competition at the Rhythmic World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), the gymnasts were given time to speak their minds on issues at the forefront of their sport during an Athletes meeting held Friday at the Porsche Arena.

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13/09/2015

Italy, Russia golden in Group event finals as Rhythmic Worlds come to an end

Russia and Italy split the titles up for grabs in Group competition as the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships came to a close Sunday in Stuttgart (GER).

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13/09/2015

Stuttgart signs on for 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) signed a contract Sunday officially attributing the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to the city of Stuttgart (GER).

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12/09/2015

Russia reigns over Group All-around final at Stuttgart Worlds

Russia continued its golden run Saturday at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), winning the gold in Group All-around competition and exacting revenge for a poor performance that kept them off the podium in 2014.

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12/09/2015

5 things to know about...Reigning Rhythmic World Champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS)

The essentials on the three-time World All-around champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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12/09/2015

Rhythmic Gymnastics: 2016 Olympic Games, 2016 Olympic Test Event and The World Games 2017 qualifiers confirmed

Following the Individual All-around final of the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships on Friday, September 11, 2015, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the first list of qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2016 Olympic Test Event, and The World Games 2017 for individual Rhythmic gymnasts.

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11/09/2015

A third time, with charm: Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) takes third straight Rhythmic World All-around title

Reigning World Rhythmic Gymnastics champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) captured her third consecutive World All-around title Friday night in Stuttgart (GER), cementing her status as a favorite for gold at the Rio Olympic Games next summer.

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11/09/2015

Margarita Mamun awarded Longines Prize for Elegance at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

As the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) long-lasting partner, as well as Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2015, Longines had the honor to present the Longines Prize for Elegance to Margarita Mamun.

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10/09/2015

Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), Russia golden again at Stuttgart Rhythmic Worlds

Two-time World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) pocketed another three gold medals during the second night of individual apparatus finals at the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER).

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10/09/2015

In first Worlds appearance, Elyane Boal (CPV) presents the new generation of Rhythmic gymnasts from Cape Verde

Despite limited funding, Cape Verde was one of the first African nations to have its gymnasts compete at a Rhythmic World Championships. In Elyane Boal, the new generation is making itself heard.

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10/09/2015

5 questions with: New World Hoop champion Margarita Mamun (RUS)

Mamun on the competition in Stuttgart, her brand of Rhythmic Gymnastics and a "marathon" competition season.

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08/09/2015

Margarita Mamun, Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) claim first golds at Rhythmic Worlds in Stuttgart

Margarita Mamun (RUS) and Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) struck quickly in the first finals of the 2015 Rhythmic Gymanstics World Championships Tuesday night in Stuttgart (GER), winning one individual World title apiece while asserting their country's dominance in the discipline.

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08/09/2015

6 questions with: Jana Berezko-Marggrander (GER)

Performing before a home crowd at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Jana Berezko-Marggrander (GER) is drawing strength from the support of family and friends as she attempts to qualify for her second Olympic Games.

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08/09/2015

'Amazing' Grace Legote (RSA) dreaming, striving for Olympic qualification

For African champion Grace Legote (RSA), the 2015 Rhythmic Worlds and Olympic qualification are just another test of perseverance.

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07/09/2015

An unanticipated contender, Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) savoring Stuttgart opportunity

Unexpectedly thrown into the All-around race due to an injury to World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), rising star Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) says she's just savoring the opportunity to gain competitive experience at the Stuttgart Rhythmic World Championships.

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07/09/2015

The 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships kick off in Stuttgart

Featuring a total of 279 gymnasts (143 individuals and 136 gymnasts representing 24 Groups), the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships began Monday in Stuttgart (GER).

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07/09/2015

10 individual gymnasts to watch at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

Ten of the top indvidual challengers for medals at the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics Worlds this week in Stuttgart.

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06/09/2015

How to follow the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Stuttgart

Here are eight ways to stay informed about all the action at the 2015 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, which begin Monday in Stuttgart (GER).

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06/09/2015

Even after injury, Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) readies to defend World title

In spite of a fatiguing summer schedule and an ankle injury World Rhythmic All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) is feeling renewed and ready the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, which begin Monday in Stuttgart (GER).

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06/09/2015

5 questions with: Nataliya Kuzmina, FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee President

The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee President shares what surprises her about Rhythmic today and what she’s hoping to change in the future.

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06/09/2015

In Melitina Staniouta's (BLR) second Olympic run, new challenges, new perspectives

Growing older has meant becoming wiser as well for Melitina Staniouta (BLR), a perennial contender who has medalled at every Rhythmic World Championship since 2009.

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06/09/2015

5 reasons to get excited for the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER)

From 2016 Olympic qualification to a possible three-peat by World Champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and an unpredictable Group competition, here are five reasons we're so excited for competition to begin.

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04/09/2015

For Rhythmic gymnasts, much at stake at Stuttgart World Championships

More than World titles are on the line at this week's Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, which begin Monday in Germany.

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04/09/2015

FIG Disciplinary Commission sanctions five Rhythmic Gymnastics judges

The Disciplinary Commission of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has pronounced sanctions against five Rhythmic Gymnastics judges who worked at the 2014 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir (TUR).

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04/09/2015

By the numbers: 2015 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

A few numbers to keep in mind before the Rhythmic World Championships -- the first of two 2016 Olympic qualification events -- begin Monday in Stuttgart (GER).

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02/09/2015

How Rhythmic gymnasts qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games

The A to Z of Olympic qualification in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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01/09/2015

Happy Tuesday, Gymnastics fans! Headlines of the week in Gymnastics

The weekly roundup of the biggest news and events in the Gymnastics world.

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01/09/2015

Get to know: Rhythmic gymnast Jouki Tikkanen (FIN)

After a highly respectable All-around finish at the 2014 World Rhythmic Championships, Jouki Tikkanen is in prime position to become the first Finnish Rhythmic gymnast to qualify for the Olympic Games since 2000.

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28/08/2015

After Youth Olympic bronze, Laura Zeng (USA) aims above and beyond at Rhythmic Worlds

It's been quite a year already for 15-year-old Laura Zeng, but the best may be yet to come.

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27/08/2015

Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics gets a boost from Sofia World Cup

Hosting August's Sofia World Cup three weeks before the 2015 World Championships begin in Stuttgart (GER) has galvanised Bulgaria's Rhythmic gymnasts for challenges coming in the near and distant future.

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25/08/2015

Happy Tuesday, Gymnastics fans! Headlines of the week in Gymnastics

From the Kazan Rhythmic World Cup to the All Japan Student Championships and teams being named for this fall’s round of World Championships, here's what's been in the headlines this week.

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24/08/2015

2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics FIG World Cup series: Margarita Mamun takes four individual titles, Yana Kudryavtseva wins the All-around

After an unexpected sweep of the titles at the Kazan World Cup this past weekend in Russia, Margarita Mamun (RUS) struck for four 2015 FIG World Cup series titles.

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24/08/2015

In Kudryavtseva's absence, Margarita Mamun, Russians sweep in Kazan

The Kazan World Cup, the final FIG World Cup series event of the year in Rhythmic Gymnastics, ended in another Russian sweep, though not from the Russian expected to do it.

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20/08/2015

2015 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series culminates this weekend in Kazan

Less than three weeks out from the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, 2015 FIG World Cup Series titles are on the line at this weekend's Kazan World Cup in Russia.

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18/08/2015

With Stuttgart Worlds in sight, Margarita Mamun (RUS) focuses on polishing routines

Make no mistake: Margarita Mamun (RUS), the silver belle of Rhythmic Gymnastics, will be striving for gold at this year's World Championships in Stuttgart (GER).

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17/08/2015

Russian Rhythmic gymnasts imperial again at Sofia World Cup

As she did a year ago, Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), the undisputed queen of Rhythmic Gymnastics, swept the golds at the penultimate FIG Rhythmic World Cup of 2015 in Sofia (BUL) Friday through Sunday. The Russians also dominated the Group competition.

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14/08/2015

A year after sweeping in Sofia, Yana Kudryavtseva is back for more

Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), the current queen of Rhythmic Gymnastics, returns at this weekend's Sofia World Cup, the second to last FIG Rhythmic World Cup of 2015, where she swept the competition a year ago. Will history repeat itself at the Armeec Arena?

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10/08/2015

On the road to Stuttgart, Yana Kudryavtseva best in Budapest

Russia’s Yana Kudryavtseva continued her winning ways at this past weekend’s Budapest Rhythmic World Cup, the fifth of seven FIG World Cup events to be held this year.

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07/08/2015

Russians take center stage as FIG Rhythmic World Cup series picks up in Hungary

After a pause of nearly two months, the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series picks up again this weekend in Budapest (HUN), the final stretch of competitions before September's World Championships and 2016 Olympic qualification gets underway in Stuttgart (GER).

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19/07/2015

South Africa hosts a Level 1 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics

The South African Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 1 FIG Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics in their national training centre, the Matsport Centre in Pretoria. The Academy was held from July 5-12, 2015, and it overlapped in the same facility with an Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics that ended one day earlier.

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11/07/2015

Follow the FIG on Instagram!

Just in time for this coming week's World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki (FIN), the FIG is pleased to unveil its new Instagram account, @figymnastics.

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10/07/2015

World stars headline Pan American Games rosters in Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline

A host of 2016 Olympic hopefuls, including Flavia Saraiva (BRA, Artistic Gymnastics), Laura Zeng (USA, Rhythmic Gymnastics) and Rosie MacLennan (CAN, Trampoline Gymnastics) are all expected to challenge for gold at this week's Pan American Games in Toronto (CAN), one of the summer's bigger dress rehearsals for this fall's World Championships and Olympic qualification.

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08/07/2015

Check out the draw for 2015 World Rhythmic Championships!

The draw for the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, to be held at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart (GER) September 7-13, has been completed.

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03/07/2015

In Korea, pride and pressure as World University Games begin

Korean stars Yang Hak Seon and Son Yeon Jae are among the favorites for gold at the World University Games, where competition begins Saturday in Gwangju (KOR).

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23/06/2015

The Medical point of view: Rhythmic Gymnastics is on the right path!

Present on the Gymnastics site at the 1st European Games in Baku (AZE), Dr. Gerald Gremion (SUI), President of the Medical Commission of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), engaged in a first reflection on the performance presented by some 430 gymnasts in contention.

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22/06/2015

Yana Kudryavtseva rules Baku 2015 individual Apparatus Finals as Russia and Belarus prevail in Rhythmic Groups

Russian Rhythmic gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva won three out of the four gold medals that were up for grabs at the Baku 2015 European Games Apparatus Finals in individual Rhythmic Gymnastics on Sunday. In the Group competition, Russia won the Ribbon final while Belarus took the gold with Clubs and Hoops.

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19/06/2015

Yana Kudryavtseva claims Baku 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics All-around title

Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) won the Baku 2015 European Games gold medal in the Rhythmic Gymnastics individual All-around final with a score of 76.100 points at the National Gymnastics Arena on Friday.

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17/06/2015

Russia wins Baku 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics Group All-around final

Russia won the group All-around final in Rhythmic Gymnastics with a score of 35.300 at the Baku 2015 European Games on Wednesday. Russia led after the first apparatus routine, five Ribbons, but was fourth in the second one, three sets of Clubs and two Hoops.

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15/06/2015

Five continents of Gymnastics: Rethinking Rhythmic in Japan

Think Rhythmic Gymnastics is just a sport for women? These Japanese men's teams will change your mind.

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12/06/2015

15 to watch at this week's 2015 European Games

The inaugural European Games, the first pan-European multisport event, gets underway this week in Baku. It's a historic moment for Gymnastics as well -- for the first time, all competitive disciplines of the popular Olympic sport will be contested at the same event, some in the same arena at the same time.

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09/06/2015

FIG Age Group Development Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics continues

The introduction of the FIG Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics began early this year at three training sessions in South Africa, Singapore and Guatemala. Sixty-three coaches from twenty-five member federations attended these sessions.

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05/06/2015

Draw held for Gymnastics disciplines at 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade

The drawing of lots for Men's and Women's Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics were completed on June 4th for the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju (KOR)

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26/05/2015

Sweep! Margarita Mamun wins it all at Tashkent Rhythmic World Cup

After a string of second-place finishes to her friend and teammate Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), reigning World Ribbon champion Margarita Mamun scored a sweep of her own at the Tashkent World Cup this past weekend in Uzbekistan.

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04/05/2015

Russia, Belarus rule Rhythmic Europeans in Minsk

2014 World Rhythmic gold medallists Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and Margarita Mamun (RUS) combined to sweep the individual event titles at this past weekend's European Gymnastics Championships in Minsk (BLR).

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30/04/2015

Guatemala spurs Rhythmic Gymnastics coach education with FIG Academy

The Guatemala Gymnastics Federation hosted a FIG Level 1 Academy directly following an introduction camp for the Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme. The Academy was held from April 21-28, 2015, in the Gimnasio Federacion Nacional de Gimnasia in Guatemala City.

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29/04/2015

Who's who: 2015 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships edition

Eleven to watch at this week's European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Minsk (BLR).

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25/04/2015

Saturday special: 5 Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now: The Showstoppers edition

A weekly roundup of the most intriguing and newsworthy videos on the ‘net.

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23/04/2015

FIG President Grandi strengthens ties with Russian Gymnastics Federation

On his way to SportAccord in Sochi (RUS) earlier this week, FIG President Bruno Grandi (ITA) stopped in Moscow to meet with Russian Gymnastics Federation President Vasily Titov and Irina Viner, head of the Irina Viner School of Gymnastics and President of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation

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21/04/2015

Guatemala hosts FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Camp

The FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme has been developed for Rhythmic Gymnastics in 2014 and is now being introduced in training sessions around the world. The third such introduction training camp for Rhythmic Gymnastics was hosted by the Guatemala Gymnastics Federation at the Gimnasio Federacion Nacional de Gimnasia in Guatemala City from April 18 - 20, 2015.

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13/04/2015

After big wins in Bucharest, Kudryavtseva thrice golden at Pesaro World Cup

World All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva picked up three gold medals at this past weekend's Pesaro World Cup in Italy, continuing a run of strength that began at the Bucharest World Cup two weeks ago.

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10/04/2015

Kudryavtseva, Mamun set sights on more World Cup glory in Italy

Two-time World Rhythmic All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) will be going for a second consecutive sweep of the medals at this weekend's Pesaro World Cup in Italy.

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08/04/2015

Yana Kudryavtseva unbeatable at Bucharest World Cup

After a slower-than-usual start to her competitive season, World Rhythmic All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva roared back to sweep the titles at this past weekend's Bucharest World Cup in Romania.

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02/04/2015

World Cup weekend! Big events coming up in Artistic, Rhythmic and Aerobic Gymnastics

The lowdown on three big FIG World Cups taking place between now and Monday.

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30/03/2015

Aleksandra Soldatova, Italy win Rhythmic season opener in Lisbon

Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia and the Group of Italy won the All-around titles in the Individual and Group competitions respectively at the 2015 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season opener that took place over the weekend in Lisbon (POR).

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25/03/2015

2015 Rhythmic World Cup season opens in Lisbon

The 2015 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season gets underway on March 26 - 29 in Lisbon (POR), where the event will be held for the third consecutive year in the Municipal Sports Complex Casal Vistoso.

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20/03/2015

Singapore hosts FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Camp

Beginning in 2014, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) developed an Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics that is now being introduced in training sessions around the world. The second such introduction training camp was hosted on March 17-19, 2015, by the Singapore Gymnastics association at the Singapore Sport Hub and the Bishan Sports Centre.

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19/03/2015

Rio 2016 reveals test event calendar

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the calendar for 44 further test events to be held in preparation for the Games.

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17/03/2015

Veteran Melitina Staniouta, newcomer Irina Annenkova best at Baltic Hoop

Veteran Melitina Staniouta (BLR) and first-year senior Irina Annenkova (RUS) split the titles at the 2015 Baltic Hoop competition this past weekend in Riga (LAT).

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03/03/2015

Music seminar for Academy experts makes FIG history

The last days of February 2015 saw the FIG Education Programme involved with a number of projects. Most significant among them was a music seminar for selected FIG Academy experts.

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23/02/2015

Ganna Rizatdinova validates with Miss Valentine title in Tartu

World bronze medallist Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) won the All-around and three event finals at the 2015 Miss Valentine International this past weekend in Tartu (EST).

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23/02/2015

Margarita Mamun wins Moscow Grand Prix as the 2015 Rhythmic season begins

The reigning World Ribbon champion topped her friend and training partner Yana Kudryavtseva to win the first Rhythmic Grand Prix title of 2015.

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21/02/2015

Saturday special: 5 Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now - A Rhythmic moment

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing and newsworthy gymnastics videos on the 'net.

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20/02/2015

Moscow Grand Prix, Miss Valentine International move Rhythmic season off to a graceful start

The 2015 Rhythmic season begins with a flourish this weekend with premiere competitions in two Eastern European cities. Here's the scoop on both.

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05/02/2015

South Africa hosts first FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme Camp

In 2010, at the request of FIG President Grandi (ITA), the FIG Education & Academy Programme developed an Artistic Gymnastics Age Group programme for developing nations or those nations that are seldom seen at the World Championship level.

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05/02/2015

Rhythmic Gymnastics included in multi-discipline FIG Academy

Fifteen coaches from five FIG member federations –Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, Russia and Uzbekistan- participated in the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy that was held on January 23-30, 2015, as part of a multi-discipline Academy in Auckland (NZL).

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02/02/2015

FIG opens media accreditation process for 2015

As of today, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has opened the media accreditation process for its major events in 2015. The application process is open to the written press, photographers, non-rights holding television and radio representatives.

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28/01/2015

FIG Appeal Tribunal reaches decision regarding FIG Vice President Michel Léglise

The FIG Appeal Tribunal chaired by Thore Brolin (SWE) and its members George C. Stewart (CAN) and Renata Loss Campana (SUI) have met 26th January 2015 in Lausanne (SUI) and taken the following decision concerning the appeal made by Dr. Léglise.

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16/12/2014

Cuba hosts last FIG Academy of 2014

In close collaboration with the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Olympic Solidarity Programme, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) organised an Olympic Solidarity-FIG Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics on December 4-11, 2014, at the wonderful facilities of the Escuela Nacional de Gimnasia in the capital city of Havana.

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02/12/2014

How Rhythmic Gymnastics competition works - Olympic Games

Rhythmic gymnasts perform with four different apparatus: the Hoop, the Ball, the Clubs and the Ribbon.

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26/09/2014

Yana Kudryavtseva awarded Longines Prize for Elegance

The Jury of the 2014 Longines Prize for Elegance in Rhythmic Gymnastics has awarded its trophy to the Russian gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva (16 years), gold medallist in the All-around as well as with the Hoop, Ball and Clubs, and silver medallist with the Ribbon.

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25/09/2014

Facing the music in Izmir

On the initiative of FIG President Prof Bruno Grandi (ITA) and organisers of the FIG Academy Programme, the FIG invited coaches, choreographers and judges of participating federations at the 33rd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Izmir (TUR) to take part in a workshop dedicated to the artistic content and to the role of music in Gymnastics.

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20/09/2014

Philippines hosts its first FIG Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics

On September 9-16, 2014, only three days after hosting its first FIG Aerobic Gymnastics Academy, the Philippines Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 1 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics in the capital city of Manila.

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11/09/2014

Yana Kudryavtseva, Margarita Mamun, Russia, Israel all winners in FIG 2014 Rhythmic World Cup series

After spectacular results on the World Cup circuit this season, 2013 World All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva was crowned World Cup champion in four of five events as the FIG 2014 Rhythmic World Cup series wrapped up this past weekend in Kazan (RUS).

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05/09/2014

Kudryavtseva, Israel look to sew up Rhythmic World Cup titles in Kazan

The 2014 FIG World Cup champions will be decided at the final Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup of the year this weekend in Kazan (RUS).

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28/08/2014

Nataliya Kuzmina: Composition is key in Rhythmic Gymnastics!

After the Individual All-around final at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, we spoke with FIG Technical Committee President Nataliya Kuzmina (RUS), who gave us an insight view of her impressions of the Rhythmic Gymnastics performances in Nanjing.

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28/08/2014

FIG President: We need to create a Youth Olympic Festival!

FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA), who has been witnessing all Artistic, Trampoline and Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, reflects on the format of the YOG and speaks about his concerns with regard to junior gymnasts in this exclusive interview.

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27/08/2014

Russian Rhythmic gymnasts repeat golden sweep at Youth Olympic Games

The Gymnastics competitions at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games concluded on Wednesday with the Rhythmic Gymnastics All-around finals for Individuals and Groups. The young gymnasts had the honour of competing in front of IOC President Thomas Bach (GER), who visited the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium.

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27/08/2014

Edna Garcia Amor savours competition beyond the score

Mexico’s Edna Maryel Garcia Amor did not make it to the final in the Individual All-around for Rhythmic Gymnastics, but this didn’t stop her from enjoying the competition.

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26/08/2014

Irina Annenkova, Russia top Rhythmic Gymnastics YOG qualifications

Following the Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics events at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Rhythmic gymnasts took over the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium for their qualifying competitions on Tuesday.

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26/08/2014

Uzbek gymnasts have a sisterly bond

Rhythmic gymnasts who perform in the group event have just over two minutes to demonstrate that they can move in synchrony with each other. And if the sport was all about understanding your teammates on the floor, the Uzbek gymnasts would be unstoppable.

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26/08/2014

Passion keeps Rhythmic gymnast Laura Zeng spinning towards success

Although Laura Yihan Zeng's (USA) lead in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-around qualifications at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on Tuesday was fleeting, she savoured the moment as a reward for her passionate dedication.

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25/08/2014

Jasmine Kerber, Patricia Bezzoubenko, Brazil golden as Rhythmic wraps up at Pan Am Championships

All-around champion Jasmine Kerber (USA) and Canadian standout Patricia Bezzoubenko (CAN) split the medals as Rhythmic Gymnastics competition concluded at the Pan American Championships this past weekend in Mississauga (CAN).

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25/08/2014

Reputation on the line for Russian Rhythmic gymnasts

Russia has more on the line than two gold medals in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual and Group All-around events at the Youth Olympic Games. Russian gymnasts got top spots in both events in 2010 and have the country expecting nothing less than gold in Nanjing.

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22/08/2014

Jasmine Kerber, Brazil on top at Pan American Rhythmic Championships

Rhythmic gymnasts from the United States and Brazil dominated the All-around finals at the Pan American Championships in Mississauga (CAN), each easily qualifying full teams to next year's Pan American Games in Toronto (CAN).

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18/08/2014

Alexandra Soldatova sweeps Rhythmic International in Brazil

Russian standout Alexandra Soldatova swept the titles at the fourth Rhythmic International Meeting this past weekend in Victoria (BRA).

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15/08/2014

Giulia Steingruber, Yana Kudryavtseva named Elegance Ambassadors for Longines

Reigning World All-around Rhythmic champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and European Vault champion Giulia Steingruber (SUI) have been named Ambassadors of Elegance for FIG partner Longines, the Swiss watchmaker announced Thursday.

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11/08/2014

Golden in Sofia, Yana Kudryavtseva sweeps Rhythmic World Cup for the second time this season

2013 World Rhythmic champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) was invincible again at the Dundee World Cup in Sofia (BUL) this past weekend, winning the All-around and all event finals in her second gold medal sweep of a World Cup competition this year.

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08/08/2014

Rhythmic stars head to Bulgaria for Dundee World Cup

World Rhythmic stars Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), Margarita Mamun (RUS) and Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) are all set to make their return at this weekend's Dundee World Cup in Sofia (BUL), the first big Rhythmic event since June's European Championships in Baku (AZE) and one of the last meets before the World Championships in Izmir (TUR) in September.

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28/07/2014

Following the leaders: Q and A with Patricia Bezzoubenko and coach Svetlana Joukova (CAN)

With five gold medals and one bronze, 17-year-old Patricia Bezzoubenko (CAN) has been the breakout star in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO). Here's a brief Q and A with Bezzoubenko and coach Svetlana Joukova.

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27/07/2014

Bezzoubenko, Jones add to medal haul as Commonwealth Rhythmic competition concludes

2014 Commonwealth All-around champion Patricia Bezzoubenko (CAN) picked up another three gold medals in event finals Saturday in Glasgow (SCO), giving her a total of five out of six golds in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Games.

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26/07/2014

With Rhythmic All-around title, Canada's Bezzoubenko wins second Commonwealth gold

Canadian Rhythmic star Patricia Bezzoubenko won the All-around title at the Commonwealth Games Friday afternoon in Glasgow (SCO), earning her second gold medal of the Games.

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25/07/2014

Canadian women golden in Rhythmic Gymnastics as Commonwealth competition begins

Led by national champion Patricia Bezzoubenko, team Canada topped the standings in Rhythmic Gymnastics on the first night of competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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10/07/2014

Draws published for Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, Izmir and Nanning World Championships

Draws for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN), the 33rd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Izmir (TUR) and the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) are out.

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08/07/2014

Singapore Open Championships mark milestone for 2015 SEA Games

As an annual event which started since 2004, the Singapore Gymnastics Open Championships has seen a lot of growth over the years.

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08/07/2014

Gymnastics qualifiers for Nanjing 2014 finalised

Following the end of the qualification period for the Gymnastics disciplines represented at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) - Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Individual Trampoline and Rhythmic Gymnastics - the list of qualified nations for Nanjing 2014 has now been finalised.

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16/06/2014

Kudryavtseva, Bulgaria, Russia golden at Rhythmic European Championships

Reigning World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) didn't let a slip up with the Ball keep her from winning her first European All-around title at this weekend’s European Rhythmic Championships in Baku (AZE).

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11/06/2014

Five reasons to get excited about the 2014 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Training is underway at the 2014 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Baku (AZE), where competition begins Friday with Junior Individual and Senior Group Qualifications. Here are five reasons we're excited about the competition:

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11/06/2014

Mexico hosts its first Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics

The Mexican Gymnastics Federation hosted a FIG Level 1 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics in the seaside city of Guadalajara during the first week of June 2014.

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04/06/2014

With the European Championships on the horizon, Kudryavtseva, Mamun top Rhythmic World Cup rankings

If the World Cup rankings are any indication, 2013 World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) is still the gymnast to beat going into next week's the European Rhythmic Championships in Baku (AZE).

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02/06/2014

Kudryavtseva back on top at Minsk World Cup

2013 World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) was once again the most successful gymnast on the World Cup circuit this weekend, winning four of five event titles at the Minsk World Cup in the Belarussian capital.

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02/06/2014

Colombia increases its level of Gymnastics

The Colombia Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 2 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics during the last week of May in its capital city of Cali.

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30/05/2014

Minsk World Cup sets the stage for Rhythmic Europeans

The rivalry of Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and Margarita Mamun (RUS) heads to Belarus this weekend in what is likely to be an east-meets-east battle at the Minsk World Cup. For almost all competitors, this meet will serve as a final dress rehersal for June's European Championships in Baku (AZE).

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27/05/2014

Two in a row: Mamun takes Tashkent Rhythmic World Cup

Margarita Mamun (RUS) won her second consecutive World Cup event this past weekend, taking gold over teammate Yana Kudryavtseva at the penultimate World Cup before June's European Championships.

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21/05/2014

Rhythmic gymnasts face tête-à-tête at Tashkent World Cup

The sixth in a series of nine events, the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Tashkent (UZB) will take place on May 22 – 24, 2014. The event that will be held at the Uzbek capital’s Gymnastics Sport Palace returns to Tashkent after four successful editions in 2004, 2005, 2011 and 2012.

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12/05/2014

Mamun triumphs as Corbeil-Essonnes celebrates 40 years of Rhythmic gymnastics

Russia's Margarita Mamun won her first World Cup All-around title of 2014 Saturday at the FIG World Cup in Corbeil-Essonnes (FRA), handing teammate Yana Kudryavtseva her first defeat in World Cup competition this season.

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09/05/2014

Corbeil-Essonnes primes for another Russia-Ukraine matchup in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Defending champion Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) will try to win her second consecutive title at the FIG World Cup in Corbeil-Essonnes (FRA) this weekend. In her way: reigning World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS).

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08/05/2014

Oceania’s Rhythmic gymnasts compete for YOG places

After Asia, Europe, and Africa, which held their qualifying events in February and March, and the Americas, which will determine their qualifiers at this weekend’s Junior Pan American Championships, Oceania is the last continent to hold a qualifying competition in Rhythmic Gymnastics for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN).

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07/05/2014

2014 Junior Pan Am Championships bring Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics to Daytona Beach

The 2014 Junior Pan American Championships in Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida (USA) from May 9-11, 2014. Hosted by the Pan American Gymnastics Union, the championships will determine which countries will represent the Americas at the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing (CHN) in individual and group Rhythmic Gymnastics as well as men's and women's Trampoline.

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05/05/2014

Kallemaa sweeps titles at Rhythmic Koop Cup

Estonia's Carmel Kallemaa swept the titles at the annual Koop Rhythmic Cup, held this weekend in Toronto (CAN).

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01/05/2014

Three continents converge for Canada's Koop Cup

Canadian Rhythmic Olympic veterans and hopefuls will compete against top gymnasts from three continents at the 2014 Koop Cup, to be held this weekend in Toronto.

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22/04/2014

Katsiaryna Halkina thrice golden at MTM Narodni Dom

Rhythmic standouts Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR), Ksenia Moustafaeva (FRA) and Salome Pazhava (GEO) swept the medals at the 27th MTM Narodni Dom International Tournament held April 19-20 in Ljubljana (SLO).

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21/04/2014

Son Yeon Jae continues successful run at Korea Cup

Rhythmic star Son Yeon Jae (KOR) continued her medal streak at this past weekend's Korea Cup in Incheon, winning three of four golds up for grabs.

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14/04/2014

Yana Kudryavtseva unbeatable at Pesaro World Cup

Reigning World All-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) was simply untouchable at the Pesaro World Cup, held Friday through Sunday in Pesaro (ITA).

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11/04/2014

Son, Russians set for Pesaro World Cup showdown

Coming off a historic All-around victory at last weekend's Lisbon World Cup -- the first for a South Korean woman at a Rhythmic World Cup event – 19-year-old Son is one of the headliners at the Pesaro World Cup, which gets underway Saturday in Pesaro, Italy.

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11/04/2014

FIG commends, sanctions judges in Rhythmic, Artistic Gymnastics

Following a comprehensive analysis and review of the judging at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kiev (UKR) last August and the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October in Antwerp (BEL), the FIG formally commended a number of judges in letters issued to their national federations.

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08/04/2014

Pacific Rims to get underway in Richmond

From World champions and multiple medal winners to the new up-and-comers, some 250 athletes from 15 countries will compete at the 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, April 9 -12, at the Olympic Oval in Richmond (CAN), the crown jewel of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

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07/04/2014

African Rhythmic YOG qualifiers confirmed

Following the 12th African Gymnastics Championships last month in Tshwane (RSA), the continental quota places for Africa for the Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing (CHN) have now been allocated.

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07/04/2014

South Korea's Son Yeon Jae makes Rhythmic history in Portugal

By winning four out of five possible gold medals, Korean rhythmic star Son Yeon Jae made history for her country at the Lisbon World Cup, held Saturday and Sunday in Portugal.

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03/04/2014

Lisbon World Cup draws Rhythmic World hopefuls

2013 World Hoop champion Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) and multiple World medalist Melitina Staniouta (BLR) headline a group of rising rhythmic stars set to compete at the Lisbon World Cup this weekend in Portugal.

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01/04/2014

Egypt on top of African Championships rankings

Egypt came out on top of the overall rankings at the 12th African Championships with sensational 25 gold, 20 silver and 17 bronze medals. The event that took place from March 27 – 30, 2014, in Tshwane (RSA), featured Men’s and Women’s Artistic as well as Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions for juniors and seniors.

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30/03/2014

Mamun, Kudryavtseva, Rivkin shine at Holon Grand Prix

With four medals each, Margarita Mamun (RUS), Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and Neta Rivkin (ISR) were the big winners at the Holon Grand Prix, held this weekend just outside Tel Aviv.

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27/03/2014

Israel hosts Europe's best at Holon Rhythmic Grand Prix

A host of 2014 World Rhythmic contenders are gathering in the Israeli city of Holon, just outside Tel Aviv, Friday and Saturday for the annual Holon Grand Prix.

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25/03/2014

Tshwane hosts African gymnasts for continental championships

The South African City of Tshwane will play host to the 12th African Championships in Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics this week.

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24/03/2014

Yana Kudryavtseva, Margarita Mamun complete golden sweep at Gazprom World Cup

Russian Rhythmic stars Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun swept the gold medals up for grabs at the Gazprom World Cup this past weekend in Stuttgart (GER), inside the venue that will host the 2015 World Championships.

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20/03/2014

Stuttgart to welcome Rhythmic Gymnastics elite to GAZPROM World Cup

German organisers of the 2015 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships will welcome the discipline’s international elite to the GAZPROM World Cup that will be held in Stuttgart’s Porsche-Arena from March 22 – 23, 2014.

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19/03/2014

Rhythmic Gymnastics’ YOG places allocated for Asia and Europe

Following the first two qualifying events for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Rhythmic Gymnastics held in Kuala Lumpur (MAS) and Moscow (RUS) respectively, the continental quota places for Asia and Europe have now been allocated.

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17/03/2014

Aleksandra Soldatova makes impressive World Cup debut in Debrecen

The first tournament of the 2014 World Cup series in Rhythmic Gymnastics took place in Debrecen, Hungary, on the weekend of March 14 – 16.

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17/03/2014

Groundwork laid for FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme

An FIG Academy review group for Rhythmic Gymnastics met on March 10 – 11, 2014, at the FIG Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI). Several group members stayed for two additional days to work on an Age Group Development and Competition Programme for that discipline.

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13/03/2014

Fresh faces lead Rhythmic challenge at Pas-de-Calais International

2013 World Championships competitor Ambre Chaboud will lead a French team hungry for gold on home soil at the Pas-de-Calais International this weekend in Calais (FRA).

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13/03/2014

Hungary kicks off 2014 FIG Rhythmic World Cup series

Fresh off last weekend's Thiais Grand Prix, 2013 World Rhythmic medallists Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) and Melitina Staniouta (BLR) will have more chances for gold at the Third Hungarian Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, which begins Friday in Debrecen (HUN).

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11/03/2014

Yana Kudryavtseva continues golden run at Thiais Grand Prix

World Rhythmic champion Yana Kudryavtseva topped a high-level field of international competitiors to win the Thiais Grand Prix, held this past weekend just outside of Paris.

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07/03/2014

World Rhythmic champions court titles at Thiais Grand Prix

2013 World Rhythmic champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) and a star-studded lineup will compete at this weekend's Thiais Grand Prix, held just outside Paris.

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04/03/2014

Q and A with...Liubou Charkashyna, FIG Athlete Representative for Rhythmic Gymnastics

During a recent visit to FIG Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) for a meeting, 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Liubou Charkashyna sat down for a debriefing of her Olympic days and gave her account of what direction she'd like to see the discipline take.

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26/02/2014

Rhythmic gymnasts compete in Moscow

Moscow (RUS) is hosting the first Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix of the year at the Druzhba Sports Hall of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex from February 28 – March 2, 2014.

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19/02/2014

Rhythmic Gymnastics comes to life in Stuttgart

Organisers of the German and Swabian Gymnastics Federations have announced the official launch of preparations for the 34th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, to be held in Stuttgart (GER) September 7 – 13, 2015, on Tuesday.

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10/02/2014

Marina Durunda dominates 2014 Miss Valentine International

With three gold medals in apparatus finals, Marina Durunda (AZE) was the most successful gymnast at the 20th annual Miss Valentine Tournament, held over the weekend in Tartu (EST).

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06/02/2014

World Rhythmic contenders line up for 20th Miss Valentine Cup

2013 World Rhythmic All-around silver and bronze medallists Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) and Melitina Staniouta (BLR) will make their 2014 international debuts at at the 20th annual Miss Valentine International Tournament, which begins Friday in Tartu (EST).

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28/01/2014

Fast facts with 200 days to go before the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

This August, the eyes of the world will turn to Nanjing (CHN) for the second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) – and we can’t wait!

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27/01/2014

FIG Academy Programme begins 2014 in Azerbaijan

As it did in 2013, Azerbaijan hosted the first FIG Academy in 2014. It was a Level 2 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics in the capital city of Baku on January 11-18. It was the first of about twenty-five FIG Academies expected in 2014.

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08/01/2014

CAS appeal lodged

Six members of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) have exercised their right to lodge an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne (SUI).

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23/12/2013

2013: The Gymnastics year in review

Reviewing the Gymnastics year 2013

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08/11/2013

China Rule

Until 2011, when the World team title went to Japan, China had enjoyed a nearly decade-long run at the top of the podium in men's team trampoline.

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01/09/2013

Olé!

Spain continues to savour the Gold medal it so spectacularly won.

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01/09/2013

Post scriptum!

Rhythmic Gymnastics elected a new representative to the FIG Athletes Commission

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01/09/2013

Russia, of course!

We said it! Barring the unexpected mishap, the title would go to Russia.

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31/08/2013

All-around Group Competition

This competition shed light on the speciality’s new hierarchy

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30/08/2013

Longines Prize for Elegance

Ganna Rizatdinova awarded Longines Prize for Elegance

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30/08/2013

Individual All-around competition

It was a dream final for thousands of spectators gathered in the grandstands of Kiev’s Sports Palace!

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29/08/2013

Ribbon Final

Two for Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), who rocked the house with her first participation in a world championship.

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29/08/2013

Clubs Final

The two Russian gymnasts Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun tied neck and neck in the Clubs final.

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28/08/2013

Hoop Final

As this final got underway, the tension between Russian and Ukrainian gymnasts filled the air, and their many friends in the grandstands made themselves heard!

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28/08/2013

Ball Final

Crowned at the recent World Games in Cali, Melitina Staniouta (BLR) had high hopes for this final, aspiring to a repeat performance of Colombia and a chance to beat the Russians.

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19/08/2013

Mamun holds off Staniouta to win St Petersburg World Cup

Seventeen-year old Margarita Mamun of Russia prevailed over Melitina Staniouta (BLR) and Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) to win the All-around title at the final Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup of the season in St Petersburg (RUS) last weekend.

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13/08/2013

Rhythmic World Cup finale and Kiev dress rehearsal

The last of eight Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup events in 2013 will take place in St Petersburg (RUS) from August 16 – 18. Organisers from the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation expect 54 world class Individual gymnasts and 23 Rhythmic Groups from a total of 36 countries at the Pearls Sport Palace.

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02/08/2013

Rhythmic Gymnastics heats up at the World Games in Cali

Conditions at El Pueblo Coliseum had not met FIG standards at the beginning of the Gymnastics competitions of The World Games 2013 Cali resulting in the cancellation of the competition on Ribbon due to strong air draught from the air conditioning system. Regardless of the heat, though, spectators filled the enormous arena up to the last seat, creating a magnificent atmosphere.

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21/05/2013

Kudryavtseva, Russia prevail in Minsk

First year senior Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS), who made a stunning World Cup debut in Sofia earlier this month, continued her success on the Rhythmic world stage by winning the Individual All-around title in Minsk (BLR) last weekend and adding Gold on Ball as well as Silver on Clubs and Ribbon.

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15/05/2013

Minsk stages dress rehearsal for Rhythmic continental championships

When Minsk (BLR) stages a FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup for the fifth time on May 17 – 19, gymnasts from Asia and Europe will get a final shot at competing prior to their respective continental championships.

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07/05/2013

Rhythmic caravan turning to France

Some 48 Individual Rhythmic gymnasts hailing from 29 different countries have registered to participate at the Véronique de Kristoffy Memorial in Corbeil-Essonnes (FRA) on May 10 – 12, 2013, an FIG World Cup event of the category B.

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06/05/2013

Fantastic World Cup debut for Kudryavtseva

First year senior Yana Kudryavtseva of Russia, the 2012 European Junior Champion on Ball, made a fantastic World Cup debut in Sofia (BUL) last weekend.

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02/05/2013

Sofia welcomes Rhythmic elite

After 2011 and 2012, the modern 12,000 capacity Armeec Sofia Arena, also the venue for the 2012 FIG Aerobic and the 2013 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, will host its third edition of a FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup on May 4 – 5, 2013.

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29/04/2013

Staniouta and Italy prevail in Pesaro

Melitina Staniouta of Belarus built on her success in Bucharest (ROU), winning the All-around competition and adding three Gold and one Silver medals in the Apparatus Finals of the FIG World Cup last weekend in Pesaro (ITA).

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25/04/2013

High-profile cast in Pesaro

Directly following the event in Bucharest (ROU), the 2013 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series continues on April 26 - 28 with the 5th tournament at the Adriatic Arena in Pesaro (ITA).

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23/04/2013

Staniouta triumphs in Bucharest

Melitina Staniouta of Belarus prevailed in the All-around competition of the Individuals-only Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Bucharest (ROU) last weekend, and took the FIG World Ranking lead.

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17/04/2013

Romania hosts first FIG Rhythmic World Cup

The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series continues this weekend in Bucharest (ROU) where 28 Individual gymnasts from 19 different countries are scheduled to compete at the third leg of the circuit.

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12/02/2013

Rizatdinova shines at Miss Valentine World Cup

London 2012 Olympic finalist Ganna Rizatdinova of Ukraine outdid the field at the first 2013 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup to win the event’s All-around competition on Saturday.

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01/02/2013

MISS VALENTINE TO KICK OFF RHYTHMIC SEASON

Marking the first post-Olympic FIG competition for Rhythmic Gymnastics and kicking off a series of eight events in 2013, the traditional Miss Valentine tournament in Tartu (EST) will be held as a FIG World Cup for the first time in its 19 year history.

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08/08/2012

Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic Final: An angel passes over!

Evgenia Kanaeva (RUS) had the Olympic Final completely spellbound. Work, talent and experience all worked in her favor in this event. The young woman has held more titles than any other Rhythmic gymnast since the premiere World Championship in Budapest (HUN) in 1963.

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18/01/2012

Rhythmic finals conclude 2012 Olympic Test Event

The ten best Rhythmic Gymnastics Individuals and all Groups in the qualifying rounds at the Visa International Gymnastics held over the past two days at London’s North Greenwich Arena advanced to the Finals on Wednesday.

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18/01/2012

Bruno Grandi: At Test Event, gymnasts get 'a second chance' at Games participation

Less than 200 days from the opening day of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA), reports on the Test Events that have just drawn to a close as the last and final opportunity to qualify.

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18/01/2012

FIG announces 2012 Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics qualifiers

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) confirmed the Rhythmic qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympic Games following the second and final qualification event on Wednesday.

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16/01/2012

Rhythmic gymnasts sparkle at Greenwich

The Visa International Gymnastics continued on Monday with the first day of Qualifications for Rhythmic Gymnastics Individuals as well as for Groups at London’s North Greenwich Arena.

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09/01/2012

FIG Executive Committee Unanimously allows additional places for second Olympic qualification

The FIG Executive Committee has unanimously decided to allow one additional place for Trampoline Women, Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual and Rhythmic Gymnastics Group to participate at the 2nd Olympic qualification held in London these days.

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24/09/2011

Final 3 Ribbons / 2 Hoops

In a beautiful display of athletic action, Bulgaria played a flawless hand and soared back to the top of the hierarchy.

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24/09/2011

Final 5 Balls

Yet another high-quality, extremely intense show.

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24/09/2011

Group All-around

Before an Arena packed to the gunwales, Rhythmic groups provided spectators with a dream competition.

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23/09/2011

Longines Prize for Elegance to Delphine Ledoux

Elegance is acquired, just like talent

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22/09/2011

Team Competition

Thirty-one teams battled it out for the Team title

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22/09/2011

Ribbon

Clubs, ribbons, apparatus – the podium remains!

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22/09/2011

Clubs

Three for Kanaeva

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20/09/2011

Hoop

Evgenia Kanaeva (RUS) did not hesitate to flaunt her talent yet again.

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20/09/2011

Ball

In Ball, expressiveness and sensuality are personified in Daria Kondakova

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26/09/2010

Finale 3 Ribbons / 2 Ropes

The Russia-Italy dual was again amazing.

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26/09/2010

Final 5 Hoops

A minute tenth of a point separated Gold-winning Russia from Italy and their Silver medal.

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25/09/2010

Group All-around

Deja vu! Fans witnessed a repeat win for Italy, Belarus and Russia in Moscow

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24/09/2010

Longines Prize for Elegance

A loyal partner of the FIG since 1987, Longines continues its tradition

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24/09/2010

Individual All-around Competition

This event crowns the circuit’s best gymnast and complete athlete in the tradition of a decathlon’s world’s greatest athlete.

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23/09/2010

Team Competition

Russian dominated; no question.

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23/09/2010

Ribbon

Daria Dmitrieva admitted her surprise and excitement over taking her first world title.

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23/09/2010

Ball

Fans were on their feet! The atmosphere sizzled like a rock concert.

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21/09/2010

Hoop

Evgenia was swift to recover, taking the Final with panache with an Artistic score of 9.900.

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21/09/2010

Rope

Rhythmic Favourite Evgenia Kanaeva would say it herself: she made too many mistakes in her Rope exercise

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24/08/2010

Russian group capitalizes for gold in Singapore

Having stayed focused until the end, Russia’s total of 52.350 points secured them Gold!

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22/08/2010

Alexandra Merkulova reigns supreme at Youth Olympic Games

Russia's Alexandra Merkulova dominated the All-around final at the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

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12/09/2009

COSI FAN TUTTE!

The 24 Rhythmic Groups brought a whole different kind of energy to the sold out Sun Arena.

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11/09/2009

Anna Bessonova spells Elegance

The Official Timekeeper and Data Handler for the 29th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2009 announced that the Longines Prize for Elegance has been awarded to Anna Bessonova

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11/09/2009

Individual All-around

In a gripping competition, the 24 All-arounders wowed the crowd in Mie!

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10/09/2009

Apparatus Finals

In a full to bursting Sun Arena, a sizzling atmosphere reigned as qualified gymnasts gave their best and gutsiest performances.

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08/09/2009

Apparatus Finals

A long day of marvellous rhythmic performances in the Sun Arena peaked with Rope and Hoop Apparatus events.

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16/07/2009

Eugenia Kanaeva dominates Rhythmic Gymnastics at World Games

Twenty three rhythmic gymnasts from 17 countries competed in Kaohsiung, with five nations sharing the medals! Participation of world-class gymnasts guaranteed the attractiveness of this show!

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