Spotlight of Guadalajara on … Milena Baldassarri (ITA)

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Spotlight of Guadalajara on … Milena Baldassarri (ITA)

May 31, 2018

Tomorrow is THE day! The Rhythmic Europeans will begin in the Spanish town of Guadalajara

In 2016, Milena Baldassarri and Alexandra Agiurgiuculese teamed up to elevate Italy to the third place in the team competition at the junior European Championships in Holon (ISR). Two years later, she’s one of the stars of the rhythmic gymnastics circuit. 2017 was a real break-through year when she made the ribbon final at the Europeans in Budapest (HUN). In autumn she competed at the Worlds in Pesaro in front of a home audience. And she give it her all! Besides her fantastic ninth place in the all-around, Baldassarri made the ribbon final where she placed 6th. With these great performances she definitely captured the heart of the fans.

Let’s catch up with the talented Italian!

UEG: Can you introduce yourself to the public?

Baldassarri: Hello everybody! My name is Milena Baldassarri.

UEG: How and when did you start with Rhythmic gymnastics?

Baldassarri: I started with Rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 5 because one of my childhood friends was practicing it. I joined her for a trial and immediately fell in love with this sport.

UEG: You have experienced great success last year and this continues this year. How do you cope with the expectations?

Baldassarri: I hope it continues like this and that I can improve every time a little bit more in order to hopefully be able to participate at the Olympic Games one day.

UEG: Of which performance are you most proud so far?

Baldassarri: I am very proud of having participated at last year’s World Championships because I managed to enter the finals with the ribbon exercice which is my favorite performance.

UEG: What would you still like to achieve in the sport? And in life in general?

Baldassarri: My biggest dream is to reach the Olympic Games! When I am older, I wish to remain in the world of Rhythmic gymnastics although I would like to be an actress.

UEG: What are your goals for the Europeans? For yourself and your Italian teammates?

Baldassarri: my aim for these Europeans is to improve my result of last year by giving my best. While I wish to my teammate, the juniors and senior group that they will see our national flag being raised.

UEG: How do you experience competing in front of the Spanish fans?

Baldassarri: the Spanish fans are very enthusiastic and they motivate me before I enter on the field of play; but of course I prefer my own home public.

UEG: What makes Rhythmic Gymnasticsso much fun?

Baldassarri: Rhythmic Gymnastics is fun because there is always the possibility to try out new things and there is no time to get bored.

 

Grazie mille Milena!