Ukrainian Nationals among UFG
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Most of the gymnasts were running to see Yulia Brill competiting
|Ukrainian Nationals among UFG has justed ended in Kyiv, where there were about 300 gymnasts from different regions of Ukraine. Exactly now, when Olimpics 2000 have ended, there is a big quesion who will compete under Ukrainian blue-and-yellow flag in the future. So it was very interesting to see growing little gymnasts. And I have to say, that this competition, which was organised by "Ukrainjinska Federatsia Gimnatyky" (Ukrainian Federation of Gymnastics) and it's head Ludmila Tourischeva had a great success. .|
There are lots of perspective gymnasts in Odessa, Illijichevsk, Lviv, kharkov, Donetsk, Lugansk, Dnepropetrovsk...And not accidently gymnasts of this cities were among top 3. Among the smallest the victory celebrated Natalia Tatarintseva from Dnepropetrovsk, silver medal got Eugenija Skorobogatova from Kharkiv and thiird place divided Odessa-liver Yulia Modina and Anastasia Kozak from Lviv.
In the competition of first junior the success of Kyiv-liver Nadija Vasina, who competes for the Rhythmic club "Terpsihora" (By the way, it is the only Ukrainian Rhythmic school , where gymnasts live and study too) was fully fair. Nadija reminds me Alina Kabaeva, she is so plastic and flexible too. Some of the elements of Vasina can't be repeated by lots of gymnasts. Some days ago the gymnasts of "Terpsihora" returned from a trip to India, where they were invited for some gala-shows. These shows were often crowded and people there even called Nadija Vasina "Miss Gymnastics". And in Kyiv Vasina was great and so got her usual first place. Second place got Anastasia Chernutska from Odessa and third place was divided into three gymnasts! They were Kristina Ivakh (Lviv), Yulia Tracheva (Odessa) and Anastasia Bich (Lugansk),
But I was interested the most in the competition of juniors. When the gymnasts of capital RSG school were performing on the carpet, coaches by Larisa Rasporova, their routines were watching most past of the gymnasts. And even coaches, who tried to use all their will not to smoke, were also coming to see routines of gymnast from that club. And really there were gymnasts to look on. The routines of 13-years old Yulia Brill, who was the winner of this competition, got really amazing clapping. Original and difficult elements, which were greatly done, working calmly with appatatus - all that gives a hope that "BRILLiant" Yulia has some chances to fight for an Olimpic medal in Athens, 2004. (Yulia will be 17 then and it is normal age in RSG now). Of course that will be possible only if Brill will be able to be in Ukrainian National RSG team. And with that Yulia can have some problems, because , you know, Ukraine has some problems with Rhythmic coaches.
The same as Brill, Ekaterina Ulchenkova from the same as Brill club competed: great and patient. Ekaterina got 2nd place. This gymnasts reminds Vitrichenko young a bit, Bronze medals got Ludmila Vorobiova from Donetsk, Anastasia Kucherenko from Illichevsk and Tatiana Zdanova from Kharkiv.
By the way. about Elena Vitrichenko. Her coming to the competiting with her mother (who came to give medals to the gymnasts) really messed the closing ceremony of competition. There were really a lot of people, who wanted to get a sign from the grace of Ukrainian Rhythmic Gymnastics
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