Valentina Rodionenko

Interview: Valentina Rodionenko

The Voice of Russia has an interesting interview with Valentina Rodionenko. She states that as soon as the Russians left London following their very successful Olympic Games where they won 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals they began […]

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Valentina Rodionenko speaks ahead of World Championships

Russian Coach Valentina Rodionenko speaks about the Russians in the run up to the 2011 World Championships next month. The following interview is  By Grigoriy Gureyev for RIA-sport.


The week in Gymnastics August 22nd – 28th

This weekly round up aims to give a synopsis of the week in news. If you haven’t already subscribed to Full Twist by adding the URL to your Google Reader or by entering


Viktoria Komova to compete in Russian Cup

Alan Owen has confirmed via email that Viktoria Komova will compete in the upcoming Russian Cup taking place August 15th - 21st. He writes: Special thanks to the Komov


Russians in training

A few weeks ago a video and article emerged of the Russian girls taking a break from Round Lake and training in Mallorca in Spain. They were all


Gymnastics Book

My newly ordered copy of Vladimir Zaglada's book "One Coach's Journey from East to West:  How the Fall of the Iron Curtain Changed the World of Gymnastics" arrived


Russian Cup 2011

The schedule has been released for the upcoming Russian Cup, taking place August 15th - 21st in Ekaterinburg. The schedule has been posted on the Russian Gymnastics Federations

Aliya Mustafina

Komova & Mustafina Update

Alan Owen has posted another fantastic update on the recovery of Aliya Mustafina and Viktora Komova on their websites. He explains that both gymnastics have returned to Round


New website: Anna Pavlova

Russia's Anna Pavlova has a new website. Like the other Russian gymnasts, the site is run by Alan Owen. Visit her new website


Sidorova – still injured

We had reported earlier that Anastasia Sidorova was to compete in the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2 weeks time in Trazbon, Turkey. Alan Owen has unfortunately reported on Sidorova's


Russian Gymnast updates

The Russian Gymnastics Federation has a few new updates online about the russian gymnasts. Viktoria Komova Is said to be returning to full training in 2 weeks time since


Nabieva injured?

As reported, Tatiana Nabieva will not compete at this weekends Moscow Cup. An article has appeared online where Russian Coach Valentina Rodionenko is said to have explained that Nabieva

Youth Olympics Day 8 - Gymnastics

Viktoria Komova out of European Championships

Rewriting Russian Gymnastics has just linked to a brief interview with Russian Coach Valentina Rodionenko. He confirms that Viktoria Komova will indeed miss the European Championships next month

Beijing Olympics Gymnastics Womens All-Around

Russia to spend $3 billion on sport 2011 – 2014

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced on Monday that the government will spend $3 billion ( 90 billion rubles), on the development of sports in Russia over the next


WAG Russian National Team Announced

The WAG Russian National Senior Team has been announced. Information is available on the  Gymnastics Federation of Russia's website too - if you can understand it.  As posted

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