They are Alejandra Quereda, Artemi Gavezou, Sandra Aguilar, Elena López and Lourdes Mohedano, known as El Equipaso.
Among many successes they have been the sub-champion team of Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Rio Olympics.
Don’t miss the interview made with the winning questions of the #AskEquipaso contest, winners of a PUREXPERT 1-2-3 kit. Know the curiosities and secrets of our girls.
Question sent by: Sylvie pñ
What advice would you give to the girls who are beginning in this sport?
Enjoy yourself, have fun and never give up, because dreams come true.
Question sent by: Lucía Cao
What do you do so your feet do not show cracks or roughness after so many hours barefoot with the toes or socks?
The truth is that you don’t always avoid them, but it is important to maintain a good hydration and to try to protect the cracks if they appear. Facial and body care are vital and this we have learned together with Germaine de Capuccini.
Question sent by: Carmen Victoria Román Luna
How do you reconcile such a demanding professional life with your family and personal life?
At first it is very hard, especially when you leave home with just 12 years, but little by little you get used to this rhythm of life. There is no alternative. You know that, although they are not physically with you, your family is always supporting you. Without them we could not have reached here.
Question sent by: Miriam Zibani
How can you make such an effort and be so long without seeing your families?
No pains, no gains. To achieve our dreams we have had to give up certain things and we don’t regret any of them. It’s been worth it!
Question sent by: Fran Ojeda
What kind of music do you prefer for the competitions?
We like the rhythms that encourage us to do the exercise and that the public likes. We select the music depending on our tastes and those of the public of the country of the most important competition of the season, for example, the choice of samba for the Rio Olympics.
Question sent by: Bananimel
How do you feel for having been a milestone in the life of so many girls and in Spanish sports’ history?
Rhythmic gymnastics finally is finding its way. More and more companies like Germaine de Capuccini and Oysho support us and trust in what we do. It motivates us to know that our work is broadcasted by the media and can move and encourage more girls to practice such a pretty sport.
Question sent by: Nooe_18
Did you ever think that you would get as far as you have got?
It is something you dream of, you imagine, but which you see very far away. When we were small and watched the Olympic Games on the television we loved them. It is something you imagine, but at the same time unthinkable. We still don’t believe it, it is a dream come true.
Question sent by: Megarachel
How much time a day do you dedicate to training?
We train 7 hours a day from Monday to Saturday.
Question sent by: Nataliaaa_atm19
Who is the most superstitious? Do you do anything special all together before going out on the floor?
The truth is that we are not very superstitious, but each of us has her own peculiarities.
Yes, before going out on the floor we make a ritual joining our hands in the centre and finishing with our phrase PAIN IS TEMPORARY, SATISFACTION IS FOR EVER!
Question sent by: Paula_rubio_
What advice would you give to each and every one of the Spanish gymnasts whose dream is to reach as high as you have?
That with effort and sacrifice you can achieve anything. Never give up, because sometimes things take long to arrive, but working with perseverance and enjoying what you do anything is possible.