03. June 2012  
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

28th Europeans of Rhythmiic Gymnastics 2012: Russia with eight of nine Titles!

34 years after Madrid 1978 now the 28th European Championships of Rhythmic Gymnastics takes place eight weeks before the Olympic competitions in London. Host city is Nizhny Novgorod, near Gorky in Russia, where one of the leading Russian centers of these graceful, feminine of all gymnastic disciplines is home. So the leading top nation of rhythmic gymnastics organizes to the third time such a big continental highlight, afzter the Europeans 2005 and 2006, which took place in Moscow. From Friday, June 1st to Sunday June 3rd where the decisions in the individual disciplines (all-around), as well as in groups, the elite division, as the juniors, which will be specially for all Olympic participants an excellent opportunitie 8 weeks before the absolute major event in August in London.
The first all-around gold medal went to the Russian Group, also a second after the Sundays finals, and at the end Russia won 8 of 9 titles altogether ...!

* supported by SPIETH Gymnastic - Partner of international Rhythmic Gymnastics

* DAY 1 - Friday, June 1
Group All-Around

Defending champions Russia left 2012 no doubt about the favorite position in this sport already on the first day of the 28th European Championships of rhythmic gymnastics.

DAY 1 - Juniors:
Team-Competition & Individual Qualification

On the first day of juniors, the two devices hoop and ball as qualification for the finals of the device were on the programme - an all-around competition is not written.
For this, in the team fight of the Nations to decide is on Saturday.
Here, Russia (54,850) Belarus (53,450) and Georgia (52,225) leads after two apparatus as expected.
Medal ambitions are still the girls of Azerbaijan (52,150) and the Ukraine (51,325)...
>> Provisional results

In juniors qualifying HOOP the Russian leads to the field of qualifiers with 27,400 points Diana Borisova followed by Alena Bolotena (BLR) and Gabriela Khwedelidze (GEO).
Germany's Kristina Durbanova missed the final by only 0.2 points as ninth... >> Qualification hoop

In the BALL qualification is also a Russian girl at the top of the performance: Jana Kudriavtseva marked the top score of the day with 27,450 points at the juniors, followed by Katsiarina Halkina (BLR) and Marina Durunda (AZE)
>> Qualifikation B a l l

... and this is the Saturday's program in Nizhny Novgorod: