The women’s gymnastics competition at the 2014 Russian Cup will be held August 27 through August 31 at Sport Palace Burtasy in Penza, Russia.
The competition is the next step on the road to the World Championships, to be held October 3 through October 12 in Nanning, China. The gymnasts will compete in team, all-around, and event finals in an effort to showcase routines as the Russian Gymnastics Federation prepares to select the Worlds team. This competition will not alone decide the team, but is an important trial for the gymnasts in the selection process.
The Gymternet’s Complete Coverage Guide has everything you’ll need to follow along – including who’s competing, when it’s going down, and where to watch.
When is the Russian Cup?
The Russian Cup begins on August 27 with the qualification and all-around final and continues with team and event finals through August 31. The full schedule is below.
|Wednesday August 27||9:00 am||Qualification/AA Final – Sub 1|
|11:00 am||Qualification/AA Final – Sub 2|
|Friday August 29||5:00 pm||Team Final|
|Saturday August 30||1:00 pm||Vault/Bars Final|
|Sunday August 31||1:00 pm||Beam/Floor Final|
All times listed are local to Penza, which shares a time zone with Moscow, currently 8 hours ahead of EST.
The first subdivision includes Saint-Petersburg 1, the Southern Federal District, the Volga Federal District, and the Central Federal District.
The second subdivision includes Moscow, the Ural Federal District, Saint-Petersburg 2, and the Northwestern Federal District.
Who Will Be There?
We will see 35 competitors from six different federal districts, representing the region of Russia in which they reside and/or train. Seniors and juniors are included on the list.
|Central Federal District||Anastasia Dulova|
|Northwestern Federal District||Alina Fedotova|
|Volga Federal District||Lina Akhmetshina|
|Southern Federal District||Valeria Golenishcheva|
|Saint Petersburg||Lilia Akhaimova|
* In team finals, Kharenkova’s scores will contribute to both the Central and Southern Federal Districts while Komova’s scores will contribute to both the Central Federal District and Moscow.
** As of August 26, it seems Kuzmina has withdrawn from the competition though not due to injury.
How Can I Watch?
Article by Lauren Hopkins