luni, aprilie 20, 2015

The best of the best in rhythmic gymnastics, at 2015 Bucharest World Cup. Day Two (part II)

As promised, we continue the photo-marathon from 2015 FIG World Cup in Bucharest with snapshots taken on April 4th, during qualifications for Clubs and Ribbon. Ladies in group A are ready to take the floor with their routines - and, as you'll notice for yourselves, Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva are the stars of this particular (photo)story. But before "diving" into the colors of the day, you might want to read/watch our previous two posts about Bucharest World Cup: Day One and Day Two (Group B). Enjoy.

 Everything has to be perfect: Margarita Mamun's costume is adjusted by coach Amina Zaripova

Margarita, in the training area, practicing her ribbon routine - an intriguing and dramatic one, to fragments of the piano sonatas composed by Galina Ustvolskaya (and played by Mstislav Rostropovich and Alexei Lubimov).

Yana Kudryavtseva, practicing her ribbon routine to "La Cumparsita", one of the most recognizable tangos of all time.

Two incredibly talented Russian ladies, Yana and Margarita, sharing the training floor.

Ladies in group A are ready to enter the competition; in the spotlight: Elizaveta Nazarenkova, representing Uzbekistan

Next is Russia's Yana Kudryavtseva; and Yana's performance is definitely full of character and attitude.

Arina Charopa (Belarus)

Margarita is ready to take the floor for her routine; you can see her hand ready to throw the towel.

A work of art this program is; not to mention, extremely difficult.

Polina Berezina Ksenofontova (Spain)

Jouki Aino Tikkanen (Finland)

Amy Rebecca Quinn (Australia)

Stephani Anne Sherlock (Great Britain)

Victoria Veinberg Filanovsky (Israel)

Aydana Sarybay (Kazakhstan)

Yeon Jae Son (South Korea) in the practice area

One thing is sure: Margarita's clubs routine this year is to die for. Colorful, sensual - the Russian lady chose to perform to Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and the song suits her (and her skills) wonderfully. Here's Margarita Mamun in the training area.

Discussing with coach Amina Zaripova

Arina Charopa (Belarus) in the training area

A queen in Bucharest: the exquisite Yana Kudryavtseva, rehearsing her clubs routine to "El vuelo del moscardón" played by Prague Festival Orchestra.

The beautiful Yeon Jae Son in Bucharest, in the training area

...and we return to Margarita Mamun; she's a magnet to the eyes - and to my camera. the meantime,Elizaveta Nazarenkova is already on the competition floor.

Entering the competition area, Yana Kudryavtseva, alongside coach Elena Karpushenko.

...and Yana definitely owns the space while performing.

It's Margarita's turn to amaze the audience in Sala Polivalenta with her lovely, energetic routine to Beyonce.

A colorful routine: Stephani Anne Sherlock (Great Britain)

Aydana Sarybay (Kazakhstan)

A wonderful routine and a very talented gymnast: Gulsum Shafizada from Azerbaijan.

Yana Kudryavtseva taking a picture with her little Romanian admirers

Talent and hard work: Margarita is getting ready for the next day's finals

South-Korean flag in audience, for Yeon Jae Son

Proud buns in Sala Polivalenta. Victory ceremony in the all-around event.

Russia's Yana Kudryavtseva won the all-around competition in Bucharest.

Her teammate, Margarita Mamun, won the silver medal...

...whilst the bronze medal was won by Melitina Staniouta (Belarus).

Singing the Russian anthem.

Three beauties in Bucharest: Margarita (silver), Yana (gold), Melitina (bronze)

Smiling to the photographers.

Little girls, asking for Margarita's autograph...

...surprise, enthusiasm - just look at that little girl's face. Her joy is absolutely contagious.