They are the only synchro team in their country
Last weekend, Team Gloria presented its new program and new costumes for the first time.
With six training days per week, the Novice Advanced Team Gloria hopes to represent Belarus at the international level one day.
The team trains in the city of Gomel located in the south of Belarus, not far from the Ukrainian border. This Eastern European country is bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, but also Lithuania and Latvia.
The 16 skaters are 11 to 14 years old and are coached by Elena Kostko, Natalia Minchenko, and Alina Baikovskaya.
This year, Team Gloria has a new program called "Unstoppable". "It is very dynamic and graceful. Over the past year, everyone has grown, gained skill and is striving for new victories," they said.
Their dream is like everyone else: "We want synchronized skating to become an Olympic sport. Our dream is to be able to take part in this event, representing Belarus."