Top Ukrainian gymnast will demonstrate her skill

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One of the world’s top gymnasts, Dariya Zgoba from the Ukraine, will be visiting Shetland next week.

As a special guest of Shetland Gymnastics Club, she is due to arrive on Saturday for a five-day visit.

Miss Zgoba, who competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, has just retired from international competition at the age of 21 after five years at the top level.

She is currently in London for at least a month as part of her studying to become a gymnastics and choreography coach.

She has offered to help with coaching at the large Shetland club as well as choreography; she also intends to demonstrate various skills on floor and balance beam, as well as perhaps some basic skills on vault and asymmetric bars.

Dariya’s friend Mark Wylie, one of the coaches at the Shetland club who saw her compete at the 02 in London during the World Championships, said: “She will be a great inspiration to all our young gymnasts whatever she does. I’m hoping our coaches can learn a little extra too.”


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