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TEAM CARINA Orange County, CA

The Club was founded in 2004 by B.B. Ignatova and Ivanka Kirov. Both B.B. and Ivanka are renowned experts in rhythmic gymnastics. They also hold master's degrees in Physical Education and Coaching Science. They have coached national team athletes from Bulgaria, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Canada, and the USA. Their young generation of talented athletes already won a number of gold medals at State, Regionals and National Meets. EuroGymnastics delivers a comprehensive quality rhythmic program, allowing each and every athlete to achieve the ceiling of her potential. Our Philosophy is based on the experience and the expertise our leading coaches B.B. Ignatova and Ivanka Kirov have gained throughout their over 20 years of coaching experience in Europe and North America. Our program is an exciting mosaic built on the foundation of the Bulgarian school of thought, renowned for its unique apparatus technique, the strengths of the Russian system known for developing clean elegant lines and beautiful body technique, as well as the principles of ethical behavior and morals in sport.

We believe in:

  • Gradually Building and Nurturing our Athletes

  • Developing a Strong Love for the Sport

  • Teaching our Athletes Discipline and Respect (toward coaches, parents, team-mates and themselves)

  • Teamwork

  • Having a Vision and Clear Goals

  • Providing a Training Program which will Bring the Athlete to the ceiling of her Natural Talent and Abilities

  • Creating Well-Rounded Individuals and Future Leaders both in Sport and Everyday Life

  • Winning Isn’t Everything – But Making the Effort to Win Is!


Carina Juniors

Carina Avior

Carina Little Stars and Carina Stars Petite

Eurogymnastics Results for Seasons 2022-2023:

Junior World Championships Almaty, Kazakhstan November 2023 - finalist

Almaty Cup IFAGG B-Category Competition Almaty, Kazakhstan November 2023 - bronze medal

Four Continents IFAGG B-Category Competition Almaty, Kazakhstan November 2023 - silver medal

AGGUSA Nationals, San Diego, California June 2023 - gold medal

Junior World Championships Graz, Austria November 2022 - finalist

Steirmark Cup IFAGG B-Category Competition, Graz, Austria November 2022 - finalist

Magga Cup, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 2022 - finalist

AGG Tuah Competition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 2022 - bronze medal

Challenge Cup IV, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 2022 - finalist

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