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Northbrook twin sisters Jennifer Rokhman (foreground) and Monica Rokhman, 17, left for Russia on Thursday, Aug. 28, to compete in the World Cup of rhythmic gymnastics Sept. 3-6. PHOTO SUBMITTED
(Left to right) Jennifer Rokhman (Northbrook), Alisa Kano (Glencoe), Kiana Eide (Northbrook), Kristin Shaldybin (Chicago) and Monica Rokhman (Northbrook) compete in rhythmic gymnastics group competition with clubs. PHOTOS SUBMITTED
(Left to right) Kristin Shaldybin, Jennifer Rokhman, Alisa Kano, Coach Margarita Mamzina, Kiana Eide, Natalie McGiffert and Monica Rokhman pose for a photo together.
Dayna Fields, Editor
3:54 pm CDT September 3, 2014

Six North Shore girls are hoping that their tight, family-like bond will help propel their internationally recognized rhythmic gymnastics team to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
But Jennifer Rokhman and Monica Rokhman — 17-year-old twins from Northbrook and seniors at Glenbrook North High School — think their sisterly intuition will give their team a much-coveted edge over their intense domestic competition.
“It’s interesting being in the same sport as my sister, especially now being in [the group event] with her,” Monica said. “I think we expect more from each other.”