Flavia Saraiva at YOGs

There was some doubt whether Flavia would end up being Brazil’s representative.

She is.

FIG posted a terrific interview from podium training:

Just 1.33 metres tall, Brazil’s Flavia Lopes Saraiva is the shortest gymnast of the Nanjing 2014 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics line-up, but she certainly did not go unnoticed at Friday’s podium training. With her remarkable form, difficult elements and beautiful presentation the tiny teenager drew attention to herself and made us want to get to know her better. …

Q: Looking at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where you could make it on the Brazilian team, what is your goal?

Flavia: I want to win a medal for Brazil. The YOG are a first step for me on the road to Rio. …

Q: Do you have a favourite apparatus?

Flavia: Yes, the beam.

Q: What is your goal at this competition?

Flavia: I want to score 57.000 points, no matter the ranking. …

read more – Brazil’s Flavia Saraiva aiming for Rio 2016


Alexandrov has them training every day. Up to 3 sessions a day. Sundays and holidays included.

I hope Brazil does not burn out before the qualifying Worlds.


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