Tuesday, 14 April 2009

World Cup of Rhythmic Gymnastics in Portimão, 16-19th April 2009

During 4 days enjoy the beautiful sport that is Rhythmic Gymnastics at Portimão’s Arena, free of charge. The sport combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, theatrical dance and apparatus manipulation.

Thursday 16th April 2009
18:00-19:00 Juniors Team 1st Show
20:30 Opening Ceremony
Exhibitions of Gymnastics
Multidesportos Clube de Portimão – Acrobatics
Estrelinhas de Portimão – Class 7-8 years
Estrelinhas de Portimão – Classes of pre-Competition and Competition
21:30-22:30 Seniors Group (Hoop)

Friday 17th April 2009
14:00–17:00 Seniors Group A (Rope & Hoop)
17:30-18:30 Juniors Team 2ª Show
19:00-22:00 Seniors Group B (Rope & Hoop)

Saturday 18th April 2009
13:30–16:30 Seniors Group B (Ball & Ribbon)
17:00–20:00 Seniors Group A (Ball & Ribbon)
20:00 Ceremonies
20:30–21:30 Seniors Team (Rope & Ribon)
21:30 Ceremonies
21:45-22:15 Final Juniors Team
22:30 Ceremonies

Sunday 19th April 2009
15:15-16:00 Final Seniors Team (Hoop)
16:00–17:00 Final Seniors (Ribbon & Hoop)
17:00-17:45 Final Seniors Team (Rope & Ribbon)
17:45–18{45 Final Seniors (Ball e Ribbon)
18:45 Ceremonies
19:15–20:00 Closure Gala

An opportunity to see the Russian stars Eugenia Kanaeva – Olympic Champion in Beijing 2008, as well as Olga Kapranova, Vera Sessina e Marina Spechkt take on the reigning Champion: Anna Bessonova from the Ukraine.

Venue: Portimão Arena - Parque de Feiras e Exposições - Portimão

Ticket Prices: Free of charge

Location: Portimão Arena is an excellent exhibition centre easily accessible from the centre of Portimão by car or local bus. It’s within walking distance from Portimão’s Riverside Area. Location (Google Maps)

Notes & Links
‘Rhythmic gymnastics as a sport began in the 1940s in the Soviet Union. It was there that for the first time, the spirit of sports was combined with the sensuous art of classical ballet.’
‘The FIG recognized this discipline in 1961, first as modern gymnastics, then as rhythmic sportive gymnastics, and finally as rhythmic gymnastics. The first World Championships for individual gymnasts took place in 1963 in Budapest, Hungary. Groups were introduced at the same level in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rhythmic gymnastics was added to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, with an Individual All Around competition.’ (Wikipedia)

Video Clips:
Ines Gomes Exhibition Portimao 2006

Ines Gomes Hoop Portimao 2007

Anna Bessonova Ball Routine

Anna Bessonova (UKR) Miss Valentine 2008 Gala

Almudena Cid

Alexandra Orlando In Pursuit Of Victory

Ana Paula Scheffer Ribbon AA Pan-Rio 2007

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