24. June 2014  
Kiev, Ukraine  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

* Legends of Gymnastics: Albina DERIUGINA (UKR)

In these days the International Gymnastics Federation (F.I.G.) publishes an appreciation of the Ukrainian rhythmic gymnastics legend, Albina DERIUGINA:
At the age of 80, Albina Deriugina's eyes burn with the same fire and intensity as they have always done, and her face betrays a seemingly ageless youthful spirit. The legendary Ukrainian choreographer continues to command the respect of every female gymnast who seeks to make their way in the often tortuous and ever mysterious world of Rhythmic Gymnastics today.
Albina is a figure who evokes powerful and often contrasting emotions, but one thing is certain, she is at the pulsing heart of women's Rhythmic Gymnastics, and can only be admired by all those who marvel at its emotion and complexity.