Adam van Coverden on rowing and training
“Everyone has heard about canoes and kayaks, but not everyone knows how we handle them.” Many take years to find their vocation, but not Adam van Koeverden. The goal was…

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Dangerous rowing in Rio de Janeiro
Dead fish, shallowing, whirlpools, algae and viruses ... The problems are pouring into the Rodrigue de Freitas lagoon, where the Olympic Games will be held next year. What measures are…

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Fill the board. Symmetry around us
At dawn, there is an hour when the surface of the water on the lake is absolutely still. Cutting the mirror with the bow of the boat is pleasure! If…

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PARALYMPIC GAMES: HISTORY AND MODERNITY
It's no secret that the more a person moves, the better his health. This truth applies to everyone without exception, and especially to people with disabilities. Indeed, often the state…

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Evgeny Korotyshkin - exclusive interview
We present to your attention the most interesting material: an interview with the silver medalist of the Olympic Games, the multiple champion of Russia, Europe and the world in swimming…

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Dance Sport. A recognized sport.

The ancient Greeks, the founders of the Olympic movement never shared beauty and strength, art and sport. No wonder the famous philosopher Plato was also an Olympic boxing champion, more precisely, the ancient Greek mixture of boxing and wrestling. That is why the recognition of the IOC of such sports and art as artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming and dancing pleases. Perhaps they do not meet the criteria of “faster, higher, stronger”, but because they are no less complex, interesting and beautiful.
In fact, dance sports require athletes no less physical and spiritual dedication than football, a big SuperTramp sports trampoline or an obstacle course. The dancer simply has to be strong and enduring, because several rounds of the competition suggest that the dance couple of the finalists will perform about thirty two-minute dances per tournament. Not every athlete will be able to withstand such a load. Moreover, all muscle groups are tense, and the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are also subject to serious stress. A support partner can easily be compared with strength exercises in other sports. In addition, do not forget about the amazing concentration, flexibility and coordination of movements, because sports dance involves clear lines and movements. It is not for nothing that masters of martial arts and contact sports are scrutinizing with great attention to athletes who have a dance past as potential champions. However, besides the listed physical abilities a dancer must feel beauty, because he cannot do anything if he does not feel music and rhythm, style and grace. Indeed, unlike many other sports, where the main result (no matter how beautifully ran, but most importantly the first), for the dancer the result is the whole process. Well, sport dances are often a team sport, at least many have to work in pairs.
In the light of such high demands on an athlete who is able to show a high result in sports dancing, it is not surprising that for many people dancing is not a hobby, but a large part of life. From early childhood, workouts are replaced by radio-controlled robots for the dancer’s toys, and music constantly sounds in his head, and new elements are thought out. On the other hand, the result of dancing lessons causes genuine admiration.

Tips for the future world rowing champion
Tips for the future world champion in rowing. (2 part) Competitions are your finest hour, a chance to show yourself and everyone around you what you are capable of. And…

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Rowing technique!
The theme of technical rowing and canoeing always raises lively discussions. In the center of attention - the cycles of movement of the rower in the boat. Why don't sportsmen…

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PARALYMPIC GAMES: HISTORY AND MODERNITY
It's no secret that the more a person moves, the better his health. This truth applies to everyone without exception, and especially to people with disabilities. Indeed, often the state…

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