Carolina Rodríguez

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Carolina Rodríguez
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Personal information
Country represented Spain
Born (1986-05-24) May 24, 1986 (age 32)
León, Spain
DisciplineRhythmic gymnastics
LevelSenior Elite
Years on national team2001 - 2016
ClubSpanish Team Ritmo
Head coach(es)Ruth Fernández Menéndez
Assistant coach(es)Nuria Castaño
ChoreographerDagmara Brown
Retiredyes

Carolina Rodríguez Ballesteros born (on May 24, 1986 in León, Spain) is a Spanish retired rhythmic gymnast. She is a veteran of the sport of rhythmic gymnastics who started her senior career in the early 2000s.

Career[edit]

Early Years[edit]

Rodríguez began rhythmic gymnastics at the age of seven. She says, “Since the first time I saw this sport I fell in love with it.” She competes for the Ritmo club. She has three coaches who are Nina Vitrichenko, Ruth Fernández Menéndez, and Nuria Castaño Fernández. Rodríguez trains for 25 hours per week and she dreams of becoming an Olympic medalist.

In 2001 during the World Championships in Madrid, she became the Junior National Vice-Champion. She became the National Champion three times in individual performances. She was fourth at the 1999 European Championships in the Junior Group. Finally, she was first at the International Tournament of Portimao 1999 also as part of the Junior Group. Rodríguez has competed in two Olympic cycles at the 2004 Athens where she was member of the Spanish Group and at the 2012 London competing as an individual gymnast where she finished 14th in all-around qualifications.

In 2009, she won her first World Cup medal, a bronze in ball in Corbeil-Essonnes and won bronze medal in all-around at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara.

Breakthrough 2013 - present[edit]

In 2013, Rodriguez had her breakthrough season, she won the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin beating Greek gymnast Varvara Filiou (silver) and France's Kseniya Moustafaeva (bronze). In 2014 season, Rodriguez achieved her highest placement in the World Cup series at the 2014 Lisboa World Cup finishing 4th in all-around. She qualified to 3 event finals and won a bronze in clubs. In May 30-June 1, Rodriguez competed at the 2014 Minsk World Cup and finished 14th in all-around. In June 10–15, Rodriguez competed at the 2014 European Championships and finished 10th in all-around.[1] at a press conference, Rodriguez announce her plans to continue competing until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In August 8–10, Rodríguez competed at the 2014 Sofia World Cup finishing 11th in all-around finals. In September 22–28, Rodriguez placed a career high at the 2014 World Championships finishing 10th in the all-around finals with a total of 68.448 points and qualified to an event final (in ribbon) for the first time at Worlds. In 2015, Rodriguez competed at the 2015 Holon Grand Prix finishing 13th in all-around. Rodriguez finished 15th in all-around at the 2015 Berlin Grand Prix. In June 15–21, Rodriguez competed at the inaugural 2015 European Games where she finished 13th in the all-around. In July, Rodriguez won the all-around gold at the Izmir International Tournament ahead of Jana Berezko-Marggrander. In August, Rodriguez finished 14th in the all-around at the 2015 Sofia World Cup. In September 9–13, Rodriguez competed at the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart and finished 9th in the All-around finals with a total of 70.248 points.[2]

In March 12–13, Rodriguez competed at the MTM Tournament in Ljubljana, Slovenia finishing 4th in the all-around with a total of 70.750 points,[3] in the apparatus finals; she won a silver in ball. On June 17–19, Rodriguez competed at the 2016 European Championships where she finished in 9th place with a total of 72.049 points. On July 1–3, Ashirbayeva competed at the 2016 Berlin World Cup finishing 8th in the all-around with a total of 70.250 points and qualified to all 4 apparatus finals.[4] On August 19–20, Rodriguez competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She qualified to the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final where she finished in 8th place. She announced her retired from her competitive sports after the Olympic Games.

Routine music information[edit]

Year Apparatus Music title [5]
2016 Hoop Punta del Faro by Paco de Lucia
Ball Imaginando by Diana Navarro
Clubs Ritmo De Bulerias De Cadiz by El Junco
Ribbon Tema De Sira, El tiempo entre costuras by Cesar Benito
2015 Hoop Punta del Faro by Paco de Lucia
Ball Aqua by Stephan Moccio & Jorane
Clubs Ritmo De Bulerias De Cadiz by El Junco
Ribbon Tema De Sira, Entre Costuras by Cesar Benito
2014 Hoop Experience by Ludovico Einaudi
Ball Aqua by Stephan Moccio & Jorane
Clubs Ritmo De Bulerias De Cadiz by El Junco
Ribbon Tema De Sira, Entre Costuras by Cesar Benito
2013 Hoop Experience by Ludovico Einaudi
Ball Aqua by Stephan Moccio & Jorane
Clubs Ritmo De Bulerias De Cadiz by El Junco
Ribbon Barrio San Miguel by Gino D'Auri
2012 Clubs Un tiro al aire by Camaron de la isla
Hoop Kalki by E.S.Pothumus
Ball Lejos music from 500 Motivaciones by Ensemble Nuevo Tango
Ribbon This I love by Vika Yermovleva
2011 Clubs Un tiro al aire by Camaron de la isla
Hoop Kalki by E.S.Pothumus
Ball Lejos music from 500 Motivaciones by Ensemble Nuevo Tango
Ribbon This I love by Vika Yermovleva
2010 Rope
Hoop Kalki by E.S.Pothumus
Ball Impromptu music from Gracefully by Giovanni
Ribbon This I love by Vika Yermovleva
2009 Rope Los Tangueros music from Orquesta del Plata (Bajofondo Tango Club)
Hoop Rabbits in the Pea Patch by Maceo Parker
Ball Impromptu music from Gracefully by Giovanni
Ribbon This I love by Vika Yermovleva
2008 Rope Los Tangueros music from Orquesta del Plata (Bajofondo Tango Club)
Hoop Rabbits in the Pea Patch by Maceo Parker
Clubs Handel's Sarabande by Maksim
Ribbon I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
2007 Rope Hungarian Rhapsody music from Virtuoso by Edvin Marton
Hoop Summertime / Summertime by Angelique Kadjo / Kenny G, George Benson
Clubs From Within by Michel Camilo
Ribbon
2006 Rope Pena (Serbia) de Šaban Bajramović
Ball Summertime / Summertime by Angelique Kadjo / Kenny G, George Benson
Clubs Conte d'Amour (Mouvements du desir) by Zbigniew Preisner
Ribbon Caravan by Michel Camilo / Jorge Pardo
2005 Rope
Ball Tamally Maak by Amr Diab, and Inshalla (Ya Salam) by Angel Tears
Clubs Por ti by Ruben Moran
Ribbon Caravan by Michel Camilo / Jorge Pardo
2003 Hoop ?
Ball Sahara by Bond Girls
Clubs Pistolero by Juno Reactor
Ribbon Foo Foo music from Shaman by Carlos Santana
2002 Hoop Flamenco by Didulya
Ball Passacaglia by Secret Garden
Clubs Por ti by Ruben Moran
Rope Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna music from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
2001 Hoop Carmen by Georges Bizet
Ball Quidam / Seisouso / Reveil (from Quidam, Cirque du Soleil) by Benoit Jutras
Clubs Por ti by Ruben Moran
Rope Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna music from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Champion Kudryavtseva is also Europe's Gymnastics Queen". gymmedia. 14 June 2014.
  2. ^ "2015 World Championships All-around results". Intlgymnast. 11 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Margarita Mamun wins MTM Tournament in Ljubljana 2016". Gymmedia. 13 March 2016..
  4. ^ "Berlin Masters 2016 is a World Cup Event now". Gymmedia. 4 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Rodriguez RG music list". rgforum.

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