16. September 2018  
Sofia, BUL  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

36th World Championships of Rhythmic Gymnastics 2018

More than 350 gymnasts from 60 different nations took part at the 2018 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships this month in Sofia (BUL), where competition begun on Monday, Sep 10 and finished with the last finals on Sunday, Sep 16.
The World Championships also served as the first 2020 Olympic qualification, as the three medallists from the Group All-around competition, qualified to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (JPN). These Worlds took place for the first time in the capital of Bulgaria, one of the most successful and influential nations in the discipline.
Bulgaria previously played host to the competition in 1969 and 1987, but both times in the Black Sea port of Varna.
Two-time Olympian Maria Petrova (BUL), who won her first of three consecutive World All-around titles 25 years ago, serves as the FIG Ambassador for the competition.

          - Sofia / Bulgaria; 2018, September 10 - 16 -

♦♦  G R O U P S   E V E N T S

* GROUPS ALL-around    → SAT, Sep 15

RUSSIA       - 23,250 + 23,050 = 46,300
ITALY          - 22,775 + 22,050 = 44,825
BULGARIA  - 12,500 + 22,350 = 42,050
     ►► Detailed AA Results
      > Qualification - 5 HOOPS;   > Qualification - 3balls/2ropes

  The FIG offers the exclusive opportunity
  to experience the GROUPS All-around decision (Part 2):

* Youtube (1.709)



Russia's Dina AVERINA was unstoppable from start to finish as she won her second World All-around title in Sofia (BUL), where she claimed the gold medal over Israel's Linoy Ashram and Russian teammate Aleksandra Soldatova.
Averina nearly pulled off a complete sweep at Sofia's Arena Armeec with gold medals already this week in the team competition and with the Ball, Hoop and Clubs. Soldatova claimed the title in the Ribbon — the only individual event Dina Averina did not contest — as Russia swept all six gold medals in the Individual competition.
Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) was awarded the Longines 'Prize for Elegance' Friday evening at the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia (BUL).

* AA Medals ...
AVERINA, Dina                 (RUS)  - 81,450
ASHRAM, Linoy                 (ISR)  - 79,700
SOLDATOVA, Alexandra  (RUS)  - 79,175
      Detailed results
          >> All-around qualification;

  The FIG offers the exclusive opportunity
  to experience the all-around decision of the best gymnasts (group A):

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* C l u b s  (Thu, Sep 13)
* fig - report--: Clad in a solid-gold leotard, Dina AVERINA performed a dynamic routine with the Clubs for the highest score of the final, 19.000, to defend her world title from the 2017 World Championships in Pesaro (ITA) — her third individual gold of these championships and her sixth world title overall. Her twin sister won the bronze in another double podium finish for the Averinas.Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR), one of the fan favourites in Sofia, earned the highest Execution score of the final to defend her silver medal, as the same three gymnasts finished in the same order as they had in Pesaro.
AVERINA, Dina            (RUS)  - (10.8) = 19,000
HALKINA, Katsiaryna  (BLR)  - (10.0) = 18,900
AVERINA, Arina          (RUS)  - (10.7) = 18,850
      Detailed results

* Youtube (3.411)

Ribbon qualification ...: Bad luck for Arina Averina in the Ribbon qualifications: A few seconds after replacing her ribbon due to a knot,
... but in the final Russia won the fourth gold by Alexandra SOLDATOVA - but the highest D-score came here from Italy's silver medallist Baldassarri (!!) ......

* R I B B O N  (Thu, Sep 13)
SOLDATOVA, Alexandra  (RUS)  - (9.3) = 18,600
BALDASSARRI, Milena      (ITA)  - (9.9) = 18,550
ASHRAM, Linoy                 (ISR)  - (9.7) = 18,500
      Detailed results

♦♦ Current Results (FIG Live scores)

  ** GROUPS All-around: (→ SAT, Sep 156th day)

** Indiv. All-around FINAL: (Fri, Sep 14;  5th day)
    ►► LIVE SCORE - Final

* Qualification(FIG Live scores)
Thu, Sep 13 (4th day)
►► Individual All-around  > H o o p;  > B a l l   > C l u b s> R i b b o n
       >> T E A M (Interim results)

Tue, Sep 11 (2nd day):
No one else but the Russian gymnasts set the overwhelming accents on the first days of qualifying: With the first apparatus (ball) already Alexandra Soldatova and the Averina twins achieved the absolute top results. This is also the ranking after the second apparatus (ball). Behind this trio follow Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR) and Katrin Taseva (BUL) ...