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Top Russian Gymnasts train in Palma

Some of the world's best gymnasts are currently training in Palma

Some of the world's best gymnasts are currently training in Palma de Mallorca as they prepare for some big competitions coming up in the comparatively near future. The World Championships in Tokyo
in October and the London Olympics next year are top priorities for these superb gymnasts who are based in Playa de Palma.

They're based in the Fontanellas Playa Aparthotel in Playa de Palma and can be seen training on the beach in front of the hotel from 07.00 until 08.30 every
morning. After breakfast they head over to the Príncipes de España sports centre in Palma to practise their gymnastics under the watchful tutelage of technical coach Alexander Alexandrov.

It's only in the afternoon that members of the team like Aliya Mustafina (photo © Oleg Naumov. Artistic Gymnastics Federation of Russia) who won gold in the last world championships in Rotterdam,
and Anna Dementieva, European champion in Berlin, can relax and go to the beach.

So, when you see them picking up their Olympic medals next year, remember it's all down to the beach at Playa de Palma!