Thiais Grand Prix 2018: Ukrainian gymnasts make their chance during finals

Vlada Nikolchenko training in Thiais, photo by Ulrich Fasbender

The Averina twins are back on top of the world during sunday’s Thiais Grand Prix event finals (Dina takes gold with ball and ribbon, while Arina is gold medalist with clubs). But the gold with hoop is left to Vlada Nikolchenko.

In group competition, Ukrainian group takes advantage of Italy’s mistakes with 5 hoops and takes the gold. While with 2 ropes and 3 balls Italian butterflies receives an astronomical 20.550. Full results, thanks to the Facebook page of Internationaux De Thiais.

Hoop
1 Vlada NIKOLCHENKO (UKR) 18.450
2 Arina AVERINA (RUS) 18.350
3 Ekaterina SELEZNEVA (RUS) 17.800
4 Julia EVCHIK (BLR) 17.650
5 Boryana KALEYN (BUL) 17.150
6 Katrin TASEVA (BUL) 17.000
7 Olena DIACHENKO (UKR) 16.600
8 Nicol RUPRECHT (AUT) 16.350
9 Axelle JOVENIN (FRA) 15.550

Ball
1 Dina Averina (RUS) 18.300
2 Nicol Zelikman (ISR) 17.800
3 Boryana Kaleyn (BUL) 17.500
4 Nastasya Generalova (USA) 16.900
5 Alessia Russo (ITA) 16.900
6 Katrin Taseva (BUL) 16.800
7 Polina Khonina (RUS) 15.800
8 Sara Llana (ESP) 15.800
9 Axelle Jovenin (FRA) 15.750

Clubs
1 Arina Averina (RUS) 18.950
2 Dina Averina (RUS) 18.200
3 Boryana Kaleyn (BUL) 17.800
4 Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR) 17.450
5 Nicol Zelikman (ISR) 17.200
6 Katrin Taseva (BUL) 17.000
7 Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR) 16.600
8 Sabina Tashkenbaeva (UZB) 15.800
9 Axelle Jovenin (FRA) 15.100

Ribbon
1 Dina Averina (RUS) 18.150
2 Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS) 17.900
3 Katrin Taseva (BUL) 17.000
4 Nicol Zelikman (ISR) 16.700
5 Axelle Jovenin (FRA) 14.500
6 Julia Evchik (BLR) 14.250
7 Sara Llana (ESP) 14.200
8 Yeva Meleshchuk (UKR) 12.300
9 Boryana Kaleyn (BUL) 12.100

5 Hoops
1 Ukraine 19.050
2 Belarus 18.800
3 Italy 18.650
4 Azerbaijan 18.000
5 Canada 16.100
6 United States 15.950
7 France 15.850
8 Latvia 13.250

3 Balls 2 Ropes
1 Italy 20.550
2 Belarus 17.500
3 Ukraine 16.900
4 Azerbaijan 16.100
5 United States 15.900
6 France 15.700
7 Hungary 15.000
8 Uzbekistan 13.500