05. April 2010  
St. Petersburg, Russia  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

World cup Rhythmic Gymnastics in St. Petersburg

A relatively unusual placing in the Group-World Cup of Rhythmic Gymnastics in St.Petersburg, Russia.
Not the hosts were up to their usual role of being the favorites at this last international highlight before the coming European Championships, but instead after mistakes with the exercises ropes / ribbons Belarus won the all-around with 52,350 points ahead of a very convincing German formation, which could keep, with 51,600 points the Japanese with (49,200) at a distance. Among the 8 national groups in total, the Olympic winners Russia only managed 5th place this time and only got through to the finals on Sunday with the 5 wheels. Once again the Olympic winner Jewgenia Kanajewa won after the all-around of all 30 gymnasts (without the Ukraine) again all finals.
Austrias Caroline Weber after position 8 in the allaround was in 3 of the 4 finals.
* Juniors All-around:
1. Merkulova RUS 107,725
2. Trubinikova RUS 104,075
3. Leszyk BLR 103,075
    ... 5. Berezko-Merggrander GER 100,90
   ... 10. Laura Jung GER

*Final Ball:
1. Merkulova RUS 27,35
2. Bulisheva RUS 26,675
3. Berezko-Marggrander GER 25,85

* Final  clubs:
1. Merkulova RUS 25,85
2. Tkatchenko RUS 25,775
3. Berezko-Marggrander GER 25,675
     ... 8. Jung GER 23,60


** On behalf of the Russian judges no complete results were available!