26. July 2014  
Glasgow, Scottland  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

2014 Commonwealth Games: Rhythmic Gymnastics

On the first three competition days of the 20th Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow the rhythmic gymnastcs event starts in the new SSE Hydro Hall. This venue was opened in September 2013 with a Rod Stewart concert. Seventeen gymnasts representing six different Commonwealth nations are fighting from today on (12 resp. 6 pm. local time) for the Nations competition and also to qualify for the all-around final (Friday) or the apparatus finals (Saturday) ...
* The first gold medal in the Team event went to CANADA, followed by WELSH Team and MALAYSIA ...
* The second Canadian gold went to Patricia BEZZOUBENKO in the all-around final and Patricia won also three of four final events. Only the ribbon gold went to the Welsh gymnast Frankie Jones  ...

On the first day of the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday, Patricia Bezzoubenko of Thornhill, Ont., Maria Kitkarska of Montreal and Annabelle Kovacs of Vancouver combined to win the team gold medal for CANADA, which scored 141,455 points. “It was a very proud moment,” said Annabelle Kovacs. “We we’re very excited and felt like we deserved to win because we had worked so hard as a team.”
It was Team WALES who led the Home Nations and took the silver medal, their first ever Commonwealth Games team medal. The strong Welsh team of 2012 Olympian Francesca Jones ,British Champion Laura Halford and Nikara Jenkins held their nerve to score a team total of 136.625 points behind gold medal winners and pre-event favourites Canada who scored 141.455.
MALAYSIA took the bronze medal. The individual top 16 in the qualification advance to the all around final and the top eight in the individual events advance to finals on Friday and Saturday.
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* Saturday, July 26th
Apparatus Finals
Canadian rhythmic gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko has won her sixth medal of the Commonwealth Games, adding a bronze to her five gold in Glasgow on Saturday. The 17-year-old started the day by winning the individual hoop, ball and clubs events, adding to her individual all-around title and her gold in the team event from earlier in the Games. "Nobody's perfect. . . I am proud," Bezzoubenko said. "This is my life and my accomplishments. I feel amazing, here at my first Commonwealth Games. I am happy for my country and my coaches. So happy to compete for Canada." She had a chance to match the single-Games record with a sixth gold medal* in the closing ribbon event, but had to settle for bronze. "I did my work and didn't think about medals; this was a good performance for me," she said.
Welsh gymnast Frankie Jones, the six time British champion, 2012 Olympian and a seven time Commonwealth Games medal winner ending her illustrious career in fitting style with the ribbon gold medal.
)* - Canadian rhythmic gymnast Alexandra Orlando won six gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, sweeping the five individual competitions and adding gold in the team event.
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