2013 has been a year of revelation to me. I know that I can both write and draw. Yet what surprises me most is how rhythmic gymnastics has evolved.
Yana Kudryavtseva, the youngest world champion, has obviously revolutionized this sport. She is most famous for her spinning ball technique.
Yet what captures me is her artistic quality as a dancer. To her, this is no longer just a sport, but a combination of both arts and sport. She has a vivid yet gentle aura around her. She mystifies this sport, pushing the limit of apparatus handling and artistic expressions. She has the glamour as a dancer as well as the determination as a gymnast. To me she has already surpassed Kanaeva artistically. Sadly she can never be as flexible as Kanaeva. I hope to see more from her. And I need to work harder myself too. Hopefully I can really publish something and get onto the book I really want to write.
- ‘Crystal Statuette’ shatters record (edition.cnn.com)
- Yana Kudryavtseva is youngest all-around champion in history of rhythmic gymnastics (stonefoster.wordpress.com)
- Amazing Kanaeva (vdonova13.wordpress.com)