is a highly popular routine that is arguably Moustafina’s best
routine in 1998. It is certainly enjoyable and adds enthusiasm to the
audiences. She is funky yet elegant, not forgetting her everlasting
music: “Ole Guapa”, is also a great choice that is commonly sought
by rhythmic gymnasts. Light-hearted and energetic, it certainly adds
liveliness and colour to the routine.
the clubs at both sides of her waist, Moustafina poses a proud
standing position, looking up confidently. At the start of the music,
she dives a club on the floor and uses her right feet to kick the club
vertically down. With a splendid flexibility combination (F), she
retrieves the equipment. Getting up from a split (and again any
flexibility element), she performs a back flexion with balance on the
up, Moustafina stops in a vertical spagat, milling the clubs away. She
releases a club for a big throw, doing a turning split ring leap to
catch in a double stag ring leap. Thanks to her flexibility, these
leaps and pivots look so easy too!
she displays passé pivots into back catch pivot as the lively music
theme begins. Moustafina performs so simply to the music that even the
audiences seem to relax after watching.
milling and frolicking with the clubs, Moustafina reaches an edge of
the carpet where she effects a turning double stag ring leap. After
milling and transferring the clubs, she gives a second toss under the
leg as she performs a split leap, rolling once to catch the club. Not
an easy throw, she has managed it well. She gets up with a fully
controlled MG kick.
the music changes into A minor, Moustafina cleverly makes use of the
constant background drumming. For example, her rhythmic jump to open a
front legmount as well as her funky moves exhibited then. She shows a
high Cossack jump (very flexible) as she heads towards the edge of the
Moustafina also has a spectacular element. She executes an assisted
legmount and pivots once to stop in the legmount position. She repeats
the element again before she pivots a third time. Not to be outdone,
she stops at a toe balance after the combination.
Moustafina gives a high toss of a club, performing a split ring leap
and a double stag ring leap to catch it. Here, she does a perfect back
flexion again. She continues with a consecutive throw, but this time
an asymmetrical throw.
relaxing awhile, Moustafina performs leg up pivots to stop at a front
legmount. Considering her beautifully presentation, she must worked
hard on the pivots. Quickly, she releases a club again, does a double
illusion to catch it. This is immediately followed by a walkover.
clubs routine’s conclusion is beautiful. Placing the clubs down on
the carpet, Moustafina retrieves them when she executes a scale
balance. She tap the clubs together behind her legs (like what
Zaripova did) and finally perform a back catch balance to end.
had an incredible time with this routine.