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A & V Rhythmic Gymnastics team of 5 gymnasts took part in 3 Trofeo dell’Etna International Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition on 6thJuly 2013.

In Categoy A

Sophia Clark 2001 – won Silver medal.

Florence Hodge 2003 – won second place in Ball  routine and took 4th place in free routine. Total 4th place.

In Category B

Gabija Poskaite 2000 – won Silver medal.

Alex Lukov 2002 – won Silver medal

Thais Guness 2005 – won Bronze medal.

As you can se these are excellent result for our gymnasts, who performed extremely well in hot conditions. The results reflect the hardwork put in by coach Jana Rudova and shows the vast improvement and experience the club is showing.

A & V would also like to thank the staff at A.S.D. Jamming Palestre for their hospitality and warm welcome in Sicily.

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Brithish Championships

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Daria Gorbacheva, represented A & V Rhythmic Gymnastics Club as a guest at the British Championship taking place  at the Fenton Manor Sport Complex in Stoke-on-Trent on 21st -23rd June 2013.As a guest, Daria was not eligible to win any titles or medals.
But she had the highest total score on Saturday 22nd June and went forward to Sunday’s apparatus Finals – where she also got highest total score.
Daria had 14.666 highest score in hoop, 14.933 highest score in ball, 15.083 highest score in ribbon and third 12.866 score in clubs. Total 57.548
Congratulations to Daria Gorbacheva and her coach Ms. E.Petunina.
Many thanks to Svetlana Samoilova, who presented Daria at British Championships.

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1st Four Season London Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament (Spring)

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A & V Rhythmic Gymnastics Club took part in Four Season Spring ball competition.

Gymnasts showed well prepared and clean routines, winning one gold, two silver and two bronze medals. Congratulations and many thanks to Jana Rudova for her excellent work.

The winners are:
Level 1
Emilija Burbeleviciute DOB 2004 – silver,
Florence Hodge DOB 2003 – silver
Gabija Poskaite DOB 2000 – bronze

Level 2
Anastasiya Minina DOB 2002 – bronze
Sophia Clark DOB 2001 – gold

Laura Bledis DOB 2004 took 6th place in Level 1 out of 12 competitors.

Well done everyone!!!

Also many thanks to Jelizaveta Matvejeva and Svetlana Samoilova for supporting our squad.

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National Grades Finals 2013

National Grades finals took place at the University of Wolverhampton’s Walsall Sports Centre on 18th and 19th May 2013. Sophia Clark (Grade 7) and Anastasija Minina (Grade 6) made their individual debuts at National Level. Their performance was significantly improved from the Zone Grades and Anastasija Minina ranked in the top 10 positions. Sophie Clarke had 8th position(Ball). Congratulations to our girls and their coach Jana Rudova.

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A Celebration of Well-being and Diversity Day at Royal Greenwich.

On Wednesday 15th May A & V Rhythmic Gymnastics team performed a display at Woolwich Town Hall to celebrate Well-being and Diversity Day.

Thais Guness, Sophia Clark and Florence Hodge show cased their competition routines.

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Many thanks to the girls and their parents, who managed to bring them to the performance on a weekday.

The event has been organised by GAVS (Greenwich Action for Voluntary Service).

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Mini Champs 2013 in Canterbury

A & V Rhythmic Gymnastics Club took place in Mini Champs 2013 on 27th April at the City of Canterbury Rhythmic gymnastics Club.
75 gymnasts competedat the Mini Champs competition, all in their age groups: 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003. They were not divided by ability, training hours or experience. Some of the gymnasts were in their very first competition to gain valuable experience and enjoying performing in front of audience, others, were alreadyseasoned competitors. A&V participated with a total of 10 gymnasts, for 6 of them this was their first competition. Nevertheless our team has made our club proud receiving 4 medals. 

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National Grades Finals

We are very pleased to find out that both of our gymnasts Sophia Clark (Grade 7) and Anastasija MininaNastya and Sophia 1 (Grade 6) were qualified to take part in National Grades Finals. The competition will take place at the University of Wolverhampton’s Walsall Sports Centre on 18th and 19th May 2013. Their coach – Jana Rudova deserves congratulations for such excellent result.

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London, South East and South Regions Rhythmic Grades 2013

A & V Rhythmic Gymnastics Club took part in Rhythmic Grades 2013 –Zone A, which took part in The City of Canterbury Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.

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All gymnasts who wish to compete at the international level must complete Zone Grades. The scores obtained in this competition determine whether gymnasts will compete in novice competitions during the year, or whether they can compete at the National Grades Finals or the British Championship. As The Code of Points has been changed the scoring has also changed  the National Technical Committee will agree the pass marks only after all four Zones have completed their grades.
To compete at the British Championship, gymnasts must get required scores at their Zone Grades, as well as passing the British Qualification Testing in which their flexibility is tested together with their fitness, strength and ballet ability.
The Zone grades 6 to 10 are correspondent to gymnast year of birth.
In 2013, only gymnasts who are in age group U11 and older are eligible for the national competitions.
The new Code of Points 2013 – 2016 that was introduced in January of this year has brought radical changes. The gymnasts are required to perform a minimum of one set of dance steps which must last for at least 8 seconds –these dance steps must be perfectly performed to the music and the gymnasts must DANCE and be expressive.
The number of body difficulties required has been decreased, and their value too has been lowered. Now the maximum value of a difficulty is 0.50 and the only way to increase the value of a difficulty is by increasing the number of turns in the element of rotation.
The evaluation of apparatus handling has changed too. Now, only apparatus skills which are special or unusual are awarded. There can be no repetition of the use of the apparatus so the gymnasts will be trying to use the apparatus in a variety of ways. Major errors, e.g. drops are now heavily penalised, not only by technical faults, but also by breaks in the unity of the choreography and in the musical interpretation and timing.
The score is now out of 20.00 for Seniors and 18.00 for Juniors (adjusted for Espoirs).
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