Day One in Sofia: Soldatova takes the lead

Aleksandra Soldatova at Sofia World Championships 2018. By Fanny Cortil.

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.

With hoop Vlada Nikolchenko shines bright and scores an impressive 19.850! Very good exploit also for Boryana Kaleyn who takes the second place ahead of teammates Taseva and Vladinova.

Big surprise for Linoy Ashram and Katsiaryna Halkina who will miss the finals (respectively with ball and hoop) due to the many mistakes during this first day.

Many thanks to Rhythmic Gymnastics for the complete rankings and find the completes results thank to Longines!

TEAM COMPETITION TOP 8 AFTER DAY 1
1. Russia 🇷🇺 60.450
2. Bulgaria 🇧🇬 56.600
3. Ukraine 🇺🇦 54.125
4. Italy 🇮🇹 54.000
5. Belarus 🇧🇾 53.300
6. Israel 🇮🇱 53.150
7. USA 🇺🇸 51.800
8. Japan 🇯🇵 49.750

HOOP TOP 8 AFTER DAY 1
TOP 8 HOOP
1. Vlada Nikolchenko 19.850
2. Boryana Kaleyn 19.050
3. Katrin Taseva 18.850
4. Milena Baldassarri 18.800
(5. Neviana Vladinova 18.700 – cannot qualify, 2/country rule)
6. Julia Evchik 18.650
7. Alexandra Agiurgiuculese 18.300
8. Zohra Aghamirova 17.900
9. Eleni Kelaiditi 17.600

TOP 8 BALL
1. Aleksandra Soldatova 20.250
2. Dina Averina 20.150
(3. Arina Averina 20.050 – cannot qualify, 2/country rule)
4. Nicol Zelikman 18.950
5. Laura Zeng 18.500
6. Kaho Minagawa 18.400
7. Ekaterina Vedeneeva 17.450
8. Chisaki Oiwa 17.300
9. Yuliana Telegina 17.200