Sofia’s airport was still bustling on Monday with gymnasts, slowly everyone headed home and it’s time to evaluate a 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships. Very RG nerdy things follow. Thank you for the week, the hospitality and memories to Sofia, Bulgaria! What a ride it was!
Bulgaria and Italy become world champions on the last day of Sofia World Championships 2018, respectively with 5 hoops and 3 balls + 2 ropes. Russia settles with a silver medal and Japan and Ukraine conquer their first world medals. Continue reading Sofia 2018: Bulgaria and Italy break Russian hegemony in the last day
On the triangle between Russia, Italy and Bulgaria. How eventually Russia keeps the all around world title. And how Soldatova continues to charm the whole Armeec Arena after winning the bronze medal on Friday, and becoming Longines Queen of Elegance. Continue reading Sofia 2018: Russia collects their 7th gold, Italy and Bulgaria to Tokio 2020
Queen Averina D. keeps her crown, Linoy upgrades to silver medal and Aleksandra Soldatova completes the podium with bronze.
Completes results and pictures at the end of the article. Continue reading Sofia, the AA Final: Dina Averina, keeps her crown
One thing we have to say: of all the world championships I have seen, this is for sure the most exciting. And this day 4 particularly was full of surprises, starting from the qualifications!
Starting list for the AA final at the end of the post with the results. Continue reading Sofia WCh Day 4: Soldatova and Averina D gold medalists of the day
Wednesday, third day of Sofia World Championships, the team are now composed only by two gymnasts doing clubs and ribbon. And well, the executions today weren’t world championships level. Continue reading Sofia World Championships D3: Averina D still on top and major troubles for the rest
Sofia World Championships day 2 in Armeec Arena, Dina Averina takes the first world titles with hoop and ball. Linoy Ashram is silver medalist with hoop. And Alexandra Agiurgiuculese conquers her first world bronze medal, and the second individual world medal for Italy after 27 years. Continue reading Sofia World Champ day 2: Dina Averina world champion with ball and hoop
Sofia World Championships 2018 of Rhythmic Gymnastics: Aleksandra Soldatova is the girl of the day during the first day. With ball she receives 20.250 (0.100 point more than Dina Averina), 0.200 points more than Arina who won’t be defending her world title in tomorrow’s finals. Continue reading Day One in Sofia: Soldatova takes the lead
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the rhythmic gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Guadalajara was memorable. Linoy Ashram recorded the biggest win of her career, Bulgaria showed its full power in groups, Russia has a question to decide and a lot of problems in group, plus we unfortunately saw one of the worse in-competition injuries lately.
If you are not familiar with rhythmic gymnastics, Marta Prus’ documentary, Over The Limit can be downright terrifying. If you are, it might be all too familiar and hitting way too close to home.