from being an excellent routine, this exercise is extra especial
because Elena got her world title with it at the 1994 World
Championships held in Paris. Under the classic piece Bach's
"Toccata and Fugue", Elena displayed all her conditions and
incredible mastery with the ball. The starting position is simple but
majestic, then Elena effected a very risky throw, she did an illusion
turn and caught the ball in a back-bend.
would be involved in each part of the music and with both elegance and
strength executed many good elements and also demonstrated her equally
magnificent ball technique with both hands; for example, doing a throw
in which she would throw with the left hand during a split leap and
catching the ball between the shoulders; very difficult nd risky! but
always perfectly executed by Elena!
next is a penché balance but letting the ball roll along the raised
leg, back and arm before completing the spagat position.
Elena did also nice ball bearings moving along the carpet as the tunes
of music accompanied her and her stunning interpretation, ending this
slow part of the routine with a superb assisted split turn combined
with her beautiful attitude spin.
another demonstration of leaping work with turning split leaps
and a great catch with the legs after effecting an illusion turn.
Continually following the rhythm, elegant arm movements that truly
suited such a dramatic interpretation were also an important part of
the last second of the routine Elena carried out some more throws and
jumps combination, in one she threw the ball during the chassé and
grabbed it with her left hand while effecting a double stag jump;
after that Elena effected a perfect triple passé spin and ended the
routine with the last interesting throw and appropriate final
anybody found a better routine among all the numerous ball exercises
under Bach's "Toccata and Fugue" seen in Rhythmic
Gymnastics? I bet you didn't.
a memorable ball routine, it's a piece of art...