routine oozing with fabulous elegance, Vitrichenko’s Exhibition club
routine definitely thrills many.
off with her hands cupped over her legs, with the club tucked artfully
between her legs, Vitrichenko does a series of body bridges whilst the
club slides softly downwards. As
the tone of the music brightens, she kicks the club, catches it and
executes body waves and other aesthetic movements.
Note the role of the club while Vitrichenko performs these
moves. It is employed as
a theatre tool to create lovely visual effects—something other
professional gymnasts seriously lacked.
she does an impressive backroll, her feet setting off a crafty kick that
sends the clb into mid air. With
precision she caught it, before placing it yet on her legs, executes a
stationary backarch, kicks and catches the club for the third time.
a perfectly controlled body wave, she rose, executed a back throw.
The later moves were signature elements of rhythmic routines:
throw, catching it after a double stag jump and another throw, followed
by a split leap with full back deep arch and another back arch before
catching the apparatus.
great theatrical flair, she balances the club at the turf of her neck and
does an elementary side body wave.
Again another throw, after a series of sliding actions (of the
club along the wave line of her hand) and pirouettes.
Elena cartwheels without hesitation, caught the club, punches in
a fourth “kick club ‘n catch” move, side splits, performs a
combination pivot, before concluding this seamlessly elegant routine of
a bridging wave and a flexibility move: her left leg arched over her
body and head and the club balanced on the left toes.
pleasure to watch and a fitting way to end a sparkling career.