On an EXTREMELY shallow note, many of the Russian (and other Eastern European) gymnasts are fun to follow on Instagram, considering how gorgeous so many of them are - again, a very shallow note; I'm not sky_fly20, who believes that only gorgeous athletes should be allowed to compete
can the new dance teams get grand prix assignments?
The Deriuginas were always the ones who brought class and beauty into rhythmic gymnastics but the leadership shifted in the 2000s when Irina Viner in Russia brought up Kabaeva and Kanaeva as well as more minor gymnasts like Kondakova, Dmitrieva, Kapranova.
The Deriuginas were always the ones who brought class and beauty into rhythmic gymnastics but the leadership shifted in the 2000s when Irina Viner in Russia brought up Kabaeva and Kanaeva as well as more minor gymnasts like Kondakova, Dmitrieva, Kapranova.[/QUOTE]
Hmm, I know Dmitrieva didn't win in London (not that anyone could have beaten Kanaeva if she was even remotely clean), but I wouldn't call the Olympic silver medalist and multi-World/European champion a minor gymnast
I kind of love her.
ETA oh wow, if what she says is true it is all just as slimy as it sounded...Now I sometimes get to communicate with very wealthy people and I see they really don't get it how can you live when you don't have enough money. I never felt as if things were missing in my life. I loved skating, dancing, ballet classes, spending time with Igor and Marina. Can it be compared to the possibility to buy some stupid clothes?
EI: Guess deep down I was hoping against all hope it wasn't true. And then that article showed in the internet. The night before the short dance.
I called our coach Morozov immediately and told him I didn't want to skate. Then I called the federation. In the end they convinced me the article was not true, and was perhaps written in order to influence our skating and I must skate...
Throughout our career I never blamed Nikita on anything, but it was just one case where he was to blame for the failure at that championship. I still can't understand his reasons.
I think they did lie to her, they want her to compete at worlds and not to make any mistake, funny enough it's Nikita who made the mistakes that cost them gold.