Alexei Nemov: I hope that after the show the boys want to do gymnastics

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photobacteria Olympic champion in gymnastics, the chief editor of Big sports Alexey Nemov. Archival photoAlexei Nemov: I hope that after the show the boys want to do gymnastics© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

In the Palace of sports «Megasport» on October 28, four-time Olympic champion Alexei Nemov will present its new gymnastic show «the Legend of the sport. Ascension». How is the preparation, who will take part in the program, how it will differ from previous projects he said in an interview with RIA Novosti:

— The sports show for a long time with great success around the world. In Russia the «pioneers» in this direction, of course, were the skaters. A few years ago we decided to try to use the format of the pageant to sports and gymnastics. It’s also incredibly beautiful and spectacular kinds of sport. But within competitions, even the Olympics, this is not always possible to show in full. So we went and mixed sports and artistic gymnastics, acrobatics, circus tricks, jumping on the trampoline. Added costumes, music, light. And it turned out incredible, which is a huge success among the audience.

The most ambitious is that for one night only on a single platform will meet the legends of world sports and gymnastics: Svetlana Khorkina, Elena Zamolodchikova, Laysan utiasheva, Nikolai Kryukov, Yordan Yovchev, Oksana Chusovitina, Ivan Ivankov. Moreover, they not only will act on the shells, but for the first time will be the Directors offer to other participants of the show — acting members of the Russian national team in gymnastics.

— What your new show will differ from the previous?

— Each earlier program was devoted to a specific topic. For example, the show «Flight of time» — the human desire to fly, the conquest of space. «Sports legends 1996-2016» was dedicated to the Olympic games in Atlanta, when our men’s team won gold in the team competition. New show «Legends of the sport. The ascent» is not accidental will be held in the all-Russia day of gymnastics. We want to show that the history of each athlete is a kind of ascent to the summit, and it is never easy. That success in sports is always overcoming himself, a huge strain on moral and physical strength, a test of character and willpower.

— Many of the stars of gymnastics a few years ago, has retired from the sport but returned specifically for the show. Why?

— First, for each of us is, above all, an opportunity to pay homage to the sport that we have devoted my life. Second, such statements give incomparable energy and positive emotions. It’s just unbelievable — again to get to the platform to see a full house and enthusiastic children’s eyes, to feel the support of the audience. For this we work.

— What, in your opinion, the most difficult and spectacular room?

— Each room is unique. It’s a mix of sport, acrobatics, circus, acrobatic rock-n-roll. For each written their own musical theme. But now I can’t reveal all the secrets. The production of «Legends of the sport. Ascent» is an incredibly talented Director Felix Mikhailov, who we work with my very first project. He staged many shows including the closing ceremony of the Confederations Cup. So I’m sure it will be a Grand spectacle.

— As part of the show will be held master-classes in gymnastics for children. Tell us more about how they will be organized, who can participate — everyone or will there be any selection?

This year master classes will be held in Togliatti, Moscow and Kazan. Each over-deystvovala five Olympic Champions: Svetlana Khorkina, Elena Zamolodchikova, Elena Shevchenko, Nikolay Kryukov and me. Participants can be children from 8 to 15 years old, involved in sports and comprehensive schools. Participation in the master class for them absolutely free. We conduct lessons in different shells: for example, I’m on the bar, and Svetlana Khorkina on the uneven bars. Show the exercises and explain their right to perform and work on any element. Then hold an autograph and photo session. For kids here is a live chat with famous athletes means a lot. Our main goal is to give them the confidence that they will succeed that they will have large success and Olympic medals.

— This is not the first series of workshops you conduct. Are there any tangible results?

— Practice has shown that the number of children who are involved in sport and artistic gymnastics and trampolining, in the cities where we performed has increased approximately two times. Besides, comparing the level of training guys, I see that our work year after year is bearing fruit.

— What is the main objective of this major event?

The main aim is to popularize the sport of gymnastics, and a healthy lifestyle in General. I hope that after seeing this show, many boys and girls wanting to join in the sports section. Let not each of them is destined to become a champion, but everyone can become more strong, healthy, hardy. Because the sport is not necessarily a high achievement. I’m all for as many children did gymnastics because it provides a Foundation of using your own body — it is also very important in life. But for those guys who are already involved in sports, this show will be a stimulus to continue the hard training, which sooner or later will lead them to the coveted victory.

— And speaking of adult viewers?

— I think that for them it is an opportunity to visit the new, bright, unusual sports show. To see the legendary athletes. And, of course, to once again feel pride in their country, to feel the spirit of victory.