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U.S. Rhythmic Group Qualifies for the 2016 Olympics!

Coached by Twin Cities Rhythmic club owner, Margarita Mamzina, and featuring former TCR club member Kiana Eide, the U.S. Rhythmic Group qualified for the olympics at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany this past September. Read all about it here. And follow their progress on Facebook.

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TCR Featured on "Around Town" (2014)

Watch this informative 3 minute clip to learn more about what TCR is all about!
Meet the club owner, some hard working gymnasts, and supportive parents.



Catching Up With Kiki Eide


Kiana "Kiki" Eide, former member of TCR and the U.S. Junior National Team, talks about her new life living near Chicago and training on the U.S. Senior National Team.

So, why are you in Northbrook, just outside of Chicago?
Because, from Junior Group I was asked to be part of the Senior National Team. And their training center is in Deerfield. There were girls asked from all over the country to be on the team, and they all moved to Northbrook. There are six of us.

What is it like living away from home?
It's hard...knowing all my friends and my family are here. It's very hard.

What are the good things about living there?
I've met a lot of new people. I get to try new things. Mostly the whole experience is amazing.

What's the training schedule like?
Every day except Sunday. It's usually 4:00 until 7:30 or 8:00. The hardest part is trying to get school work done.

So what do you do for fun, to relax?
On Sundays sometimes we go out to eat somewhere in a group, with our parents. Like for sushi somewhere. Or I go on a walk with a friend in the morning. Usually we just hang out, or do something spontaneous.

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Club Owner Margarita Mamzina Coaches U.S. Team in World Championships

US Team

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 31, 2013 – The USA's group rhythmic gymnastics competed in the general group competition, which serves as the all-around final and the qualification round for the two event finals, today at the 2013 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, at Sports Palace in Kiev, Ukraine. With their performances today, Team USA concludes competition at the championships.

The group representing the United States posted scores of 15.600, 10 clubs, and 14.316, three balls/two ribbons, for a combined all-around total of 29.916 and 14th place.

The members of the U.S. Rhythmic Group Team, which trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics in Deerfield, Ill., are: Sharon Dassouli, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; Alisa Kano, New York, N.Y./Isadora; Natalie McGiffert, Topanga, Calif./Platinum Gymnastics; Monica Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; and Laura Tutunikov, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics.



Two TCR Girls Headed to Karolyi Training Center in Houston, Texas

April, 2013

Kiana Eide and Sophia Popova will be training with the National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team at the Karolyi Training Center in Houston, TX, from April 18-23. The Karolyi Training Center is the designated Olympic training site for the USA Gymnastics National Team.

Kiana will be attending because of a strong individual result at a Colorado Springs competition in February. She took 8th all-around, and third in hoop. Sophia will attend because she is a member of the National Junior Group Team. As well as training with the National team, they will also be working with a guest coach from Russia, a National ballet instructor, and international judges.

Congratulations to them both!




Golden Sweep—3 Gold Medals Out of 3!

CORDOBA, Argentina, September 4, 2012
The USA Rhythmic Junior Group won the Junior Pan American Championships this weekend in Cordoba, Argentina. The U.S. group, based out of Minneapolis, MN, at the Twin Cities Rhythmic, and coached by Margarita Mamzina, won the all-around and both event finals (five ropes and five balls). They scored a 21.825 for the rope routine and a 22.900 for the ball routine for a combined total of 44.725.

The members include: Kiana Eide of St. Francis, MN, Sofia Popova of Minneapolis, MN, Elizabeth Kourdaev of Maple Grove, MN, Nicole Sladkov of Vernon Hills, IL, Tamara Iliyev of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Allyson Roytburd also of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brazil finished second with a score of 42.575 and Canada was third with 39.800.



Golden Girls on Fox 9 News

September, 2012

girls on Fox News

Kiana, Sofia, and Elizabeth, all members of TCR, were interviewed on Fox 9 News!



abc news

Eide eyes spot with U.S. junior rhythmic gymnasts

By Jason Olson on April 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm


Every four years we see and hear stories about the tough work that goes into the process of making it onto an Olympic team. Kiana Eide, a seventh-grader in Spring Lake Park who lives in St. Francis, is in the middle of that process as a rhythmic gymnast with hopes to represent the U.S. at the Junior Pan-Am Games in Guatemala.

Eide is part of the five-person team called Combo that trains out of Twin Cities Rhythmic Gymnastics in Fridley. The synchronized team has two routines, one with a ball and another with rope, as apparatus this year. Next year they will move on to ribbons and clubs.

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