29th Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships : final day of competition

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29th Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships : final day of competition

June 2, 2013

The Championships ended today with the finals of the junior groups and the apparatus finals of the individual seniors.
The 29th Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships started in the late morning with the 8 best junior groups who once again presented their beautiful group exercises to the judges to find out who goes home with the title of European Junior Group Champion.
Lining-up for this last finals: AZE – BLR – BUL – ISR - ITA – RUS – SUI – UKR.
The Russian junior group secured this victory with a score of 17.150 followed by AZE and BLR. The Italians end up on the foot of the podium with a gap of 0,092 points behind the bronze medallist and ahead of the Bulgarian group. 
A superb competition with these young gymnasts that gave their best to impress the judges and spectators since the first day of competition!
 
This afternoon the 8 best seniors individual on hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon lined-up the last time to battle out the apparatus finals. 
Noteworthy is the supremacy of the Russians that take home nearly all of the titles apart from the one on ribbon where a mistake leaves Y. Kudryavtseva on the foot of the podium. She will of course remain one of the stars of these championships with a stunning and breath-taking ball routine where her “complicity” with the ball was rewarded with an incredible score of 19.000.
 
Hoop final:
1. D. Svatkovskaya/RUS (18.600) - 2. M. Mamun/RUS (18.566) - 3. M. Staniouta/BLR (18.250)
 
Ball final:
1. Y. Kudryavtseva/RUS (19.000) - 2. M. Mamun/RUS (18.633) - 3. S. Miteva/BUL (18.150)
 
Clubs final:
1. Y. Kudryavtseva/RUS (18.783) - 2. M. Mamun/RUS (18.650) - 3. M. Staniouta/BLR (18.116)
 
Ribbon final:
1. M. Mamun/RUS (18.800) - 2. G. Rizatdinova/UKR (18.183) - 3. S. Miteva/BUL (18.100)
 
High level finals, a breath-taking show….we are already looking forward to next years’ rendezvous in June 2014 in Baku/AZE to relive the same emotions or even more!
 
The traditional Gala and the closing ceremony rounded off these championships.
 
 
 
O. Do Rosario/UEG
Photo: D. Zimmermann/UEG - Piscupescu/ROU