LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (October 24, 2022) – Standout rhythmic gymnasts born in 2011 and 2012 came together for training camp October 18-22 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.
In the first rhythmic development camp since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes focused on building strong, healthy foundations for long-term success. Attendees engaged in daily ballet, movement screens to assess strength and corrective exercises to address strength imbalances. They also worked on body and apparatus technique, dance and routine reviews, and received expert guidance for active recovery.
When not training, gymnasts engaged in team-building activities, including game night and a closing s’mores bonfire at USA Luge led by current coach and two-time World Championships finalist Jazzy Kerber. Participants also enjoyed a surprise visit from two-time Olympian Laura Zeng, who shared her experience, knowledge and inspiration with the group.
Athletes were invited to participate based on their performances at the USA Gymnastics Championships in June. Attendees are listed alphabetically below.
Milli Asulin, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora by Matchpoint
Aurora Borovskiy, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora by Matchpoint
Amaliya Chulyakov, Miami, Fla./Isadora by Matchpoint
Angelika Conant-Faller, Millbury, Mass./North-East Rhythmics
Milena Dzhamgaryan, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora by Matchpoint
Emma Finkelshteyn, Calabasas, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics
Megan Gonzalez, Northridge, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics
Riko Kawai, Los Angeles, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles
Nina Keys, Porter Ranch, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics
Ziah Khan, Irvine, Calif./Nimble Rhythmic Gymnastics
Alice Kosaka, Lake Forest, Calif./Nimble Rhythmic Gymnastics
Valerie Magduke, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora by Matchpoint
Olympia Papadopoulos, Marina Del Rey, Calif./California Rhythms
Yana Prachtakova, Tamarac, Fla./Rhythmic Art
Giselle Rodriguez, Woodbridge, Va./Gymnastics World
Sofia Ryabin, Boca Raton, Fla./Premiere Gymnastics
Anna Ryabova, Sunrise, Fla./Rhythmic Art
Mia Salcedo, Weston, Fla./Rhythmic Art
Daniela Shevchenko, Philadelphia, Pa./Iliana Rhythmic Gymnastics
Emma Terry, Burlingame, Calif./Bravo Rhythmic Gymnastics
Katya Ugalde, Sunny Isles Beach, Fla./Rhythmic Art
Josie Weber, Woodland Hills, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles
Syrenna Wegman, Calabasas, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics
Eva Yuldasheva, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora by Matchpoint
Sasha Zgonjanin, Skokie, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy