Sunday, 30 June 2013

My Experience @ Italy competitions 22nd June 2013


Day 1 : Friday, 21st June 2013 

Meghana & Anastasia on board Alitalia Aircarft
It was early morning on Friday the 21th . All of us {gymnasts Anastasia,Katrina,Ella,Dior, milana,Anna, Julia and me meghana) , coaches ( Kristina,Anastasia Harold,jana)} were to assemble at London heathrow at 4 am at terminal 3.When we were checking in Anna got to know that her visa was going to get over soon so that is why she had to go back and could not come with us.

In the flight i was sitting next to nastya. There was nothing much to do in the flight so i just went to sleep since we were going to travel all day seeing places in Rome.

Meghana @ Roman Colosseum, Roma 
After getting down we got our luggage and changed our clothes since it was very hot in Italy.From the airport we took a train to roma terminus.At roma terminus we left all our luggage and went to find McDonald so we could have our lunch.We got happy meals for the gymnasts and the coaches got what they want. After lunch we set of to see the Roman Colosseum,and a few other places nearby.

By evening we got our luggage and took a train towards aprillia. The first train we got was the wrong one so  we got of at a station and took the right one.

London Sport Academy Team
When we got to aprillia the families we were staying with had already come to receive us.At first i was going to go alone but at the last moment Kristina sent milana with me.At first it was difficult to understand what the were talking since no one knew English and we did not know Italian. When we got to the house we were staying we were dumb struck since there house was very big.They all were very sweet they helped us feel like at home.That night we had to go to bed early since we had our competitions the next day.


Day - 2 : Saturday,  22nd June 2013

We were supposed to be at the venue by 8 am and since the venue was near to our house we woke up at 7 am and left by forty five minutes past seven . Milana and my self were one of the first ones to be there.Soon every one started to come and started to practice on the floor .When all the Judges came the march on started . There were three countries-Israel,Great Britain,Italy.
What we Earned
The competition had gone quite well ,everyone on the team had won a medal.3 gold,and four bronze. I was really happy that i got third place . This was my first international medal.
Meghana with Bronze

In the evening there was the gala , we all were going to do something in the gala but we did not know about it until we reached the venue. Kristina got mad at us that we did not bring our leotards so she asked us to go back and get the leotards. The gala was going on late night and by the time we reached home it was 10 pm in the night.  Me and Milana thought of seeing a movie since we did not have any competition tomorrow. But by the time i washed my hair and came Milana was tired and she fell asleep.  So, I switched off the computer and went to sleep. 

Day-3 : Sunday, 23rd June 2013 

Today, we were supposed to go to the beach.  so, we got all our stuff and left for the station at about 11 am.  After going to the station we had to wait for the train as it was due in 45 minutes. While we were waiting we played few games which Kristina showed us. Once we got into the train we had to sit in different seats, so we could not play.  It took us about 30 minutes to go to the beach. 
London Sport Academy @ Beach

After reaching the beach we found a place for keeping our stuff. We changed into our swim suits and put on the sun screen went into the water. After 30 minutes we came out had some fruits, took rest, played in the sand and again went back into the waters.  This went on till 4 pm in the evening. 

We started back at around 5 pm int he evening. But, before getting into the train we had out lunch at McDonald. After reaching Aprilia we went to the hotel were our coaches were staying, we washed out hair and left for Dinner at about 9 pm. For Dinner we had 5 types of Pizzas ordered.  When we were going back home the family with whom were staying got us ice creams with 3 scoops. That night we saw the movie Madagascar 3 on the laptop of Sara and went to bed. 

Day-4 : Monday, 24th June 2013 

Today, We took all our luggage and went to the Hotel where our coaches were staying at around 10 am in the morning. After leaving our luggage we went to the town center and played for some time in a small park. After that we went to have pizza for lunch. It was Julia's birthday,so we got her a small piece of cake and cut it to celebrate. At around 1 pm we left for Rome. Once at ROME we got our tickets for airport and got ourselves some ice creams. At the airport we were very early and we went to the wash rooms to fresh-up and were waiting for the check-in to start. While were waiting we played a few games. We finally went to checking ourselves at about 7 pm. 

After completing the the security check, we all went to the shop and bought few souvenirs. I got a calender book mark so that I could use it for my books. 

We got onto the plane at 9 pm and landed in London Heathrow at 11:30 pm. By the time our luggage and came out for Underground it was around 12 mid night.  We went to take the Underground, the last train had already left. So we had no other choice than to go by bus. It was 3 in the morning when I reached home. 

This was the end of our trip to Italy for the competition.  It was a real good experience getting to stay with Italian family for 3 days and to spend time together with all the gymnasts and coaches. 

My next post would be after the Bath Cup, London on 13th July 2013. Until then good bye. Thank you for reading my blog.


  1. So Happy to see your Blog!!Gr8 Job!!

  2. Beautiful :)
    Good to start blogging early!
    All the best.

  3. Marvelous, fantastic, keep blogging and wish you the very best in gymnastics!! (sure you will be an Olympian one day!)

  4. Wow! Good going Meghana!! God bless! :-)

  5. Good to start Mini.. Way to start ..

  6. Meghana,

    Good to read your blog, wish you all the best in your endeavours!!!!!

  7. Hi Meghana, very nice to read blog.All thr best for dream.god bless you.