Monday, 16 February 2015

Meghana Reddy Gundlapally @ National Games, Kerala, 2015 (Before the Competition)

Hello Everyone, 

I know it has been a very long time that I have written anything in the blog, but the past is in the past.
from now on-wards I will try to update it as frequently as possible.This time I will be sharing my experience at the National Games 2015 Kerala. 


Selfie : National Games 2015,
Greenfield Stadium
Selfie : Outside Greenfield Stadium :
Meghana, Natasha & Aruna
Today was the last day that I had training at the Gachibowli stadium Hyderabad and our flight was in the afternoon, so we had to have a morning session, in which I did all four apparatus with music three times each.Once we came back home we had to quickly get ready and leave for the airport.It was a good thing that we finished our packing the day before or else we would have surely missed our flight. It was only mom, my coach Olga Gontar, and myself who were traveling to Kerala. We had some time to spare when we reached the airport so we thought that we could do a little last minute shopping at the decathlon store near by.While we were boarding we meet the MD for the sports authority of Telangana state (SATS) who was also traveling in the same flight as us.

Meghana Gundlapally, Aruna Budda Reddy,
Natasha Rayaprolu
with Brij Kishore Sir & Srinivas Sir

Andhra Pradesh Women Gymnastics Team
@ National Games 2015
It was early evening when we reached Trivandrum. we made our way to the national games village (NGV) along with  the Telengana tennis team.On reaching the village we discovered that the Andhra Pradesh gymnastics team were at the Jimmy George indoor stadium (venue for gymnastics) for the felicitation of all the international players in gymnastics .

Once everyone was back from the stadium we had our dinner and went to the room that were allotted for us. By then mom and Olga had left for their hotel room since they could not stay at the games village without an accreditation card. I was sharing  room with Aurna di (Sister Aruna - used for elder and to represent the respect as "di"or "didi" means sister) and Natasha di. When i was settling in all of a sudden, out of no where Player-A (PA - do not want to use the name) comes into the room and starts to shout on aruna di. She was blaming aruna di that she was fine with sharing a room with me but not a room with her . The other parents who were there tried to reason with her but PA was not ready to listen so we asked her to leave because we had to sleep and get some rest.
Natasha & Meghana Gundlapally

Once things calmed down we got ready for bed. As we were about to sleep we saw a huge spider (almost the size of my palm) on our bedroom wall. The three of us came out screaming and shouting .Shusmita di who was in an other room also came out due to our shouting.we tried to show her the spider but it had disappeared . Just as she was going back to her room the spider slowly crawls out from behind the towels. Shusmita di send it out through the window and everyone went back to bed.

DAY 2 - 31st JANUARY,  SATURDAY - Opening Ceremony

National Games 2015, Kerala :
Green Field Stadium
National Games 2015 Kerala
- Countdown 
Today was the official opening of the national games.The opening ceremony was in the evening so the team was taken to the Jimmy George Stadium to review the environment for the games. The mats were not yet placed by then, only the spring boards were setup. After the athletes were around the stadium with bit of practice, we left back to the national games village (NGV).   The AP gymnastics team did not receive track suits by then therefore, we were not allowed to participate in the parade. But we went to the Greenfield stadium to witness the opening ceremony. We spent some time and returned back to the Village. 

DAY 3/4 - 1st  & 2nd FEBRUARY 2015 -  Sunday & Monday

During the Practice :
Srinivas & Brij Sir
Today was the competition for Artistic Gymnastics so I was free to witness the games as our team was playing. After the completion of the competitions, we were allowed to practice on Rhythmic Mats. We practiced for 2 hours from 7 pm to 9 pm.

The Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions were lined-up from 3rd February 2015. Stay tuned for more on the actual competitions. See you again.....