An Unforgettable Routine to a Song with a Life Lesson

Alexandra Agiurgiuculese from Italy made history with her bronze medal on ball set to the song "Zaidi Zaidi.'

This is an original, difficult, and provocative routine where everything from the choice of leotard to do risky tosses and the harmony with the music works together into a memorable performance.

For those who wonder, the lyrics of the song discuss the idea of time and youthful experiences and stress how our younger years will not come back:

Set, set, clear sun, go dark.
And you, clear moon, set, drown.

Cry, forest, cry, sister, so we cry together
You cry or your leaves, and I cry for my youth.

Your leaves, sister, will come back,
My youth, forest sister, won’t come back.

Alexandra's work and her evocative performance definitely reinforce the hidden meaning we can read into these lyrics which is: our days on Earth are counted, so make all the risky moves you can make, go into all the jumps and turns,  and throw yourself into life.

For everyone who watched Alexandra's coach, Spela Dragas, who literally jumped with joy after the score came out, I think the lesson about being joyful and enjoying life has come through very clearly.


Maria Petrova Still Has the Upper Hand

I found a funny video from an internal competition in Bulgaria which shows Maria Petrova catching a wondering ribbon from her desk as a judge. Next to her, the other Bulgarian three time-world champion, Maria Gigova (in the middle), is trying to not to get hit with the falling ribbon. Silvia Miteva is laughing next to her.

The video is available here: https://www.sportal.bg/my_video.php?video=109538.


Kamelia Dunavska Creates Breath-Taking Routines for Turkey

The amazing Bulgarian coach Kamelia Dunavska is now coaching the Turkish team. Known for risky elements, natural elegance and grace, Kamelia always delivers te best surprises when working with both individual gymnasts and groups.

The Turkey rhythmic group can show a lot of creativity and potential now:
Two Bulgarians might be joining the Turkish team if they obtain the required paperwork. This will cetainly be a feat of beauty, bravery and talent.

You don't need a Facebook log-in to watch this dynamic, powerful hoop routine, so please do.