Great Britain, Israel, Portugal and Russia top Age Group qualifications

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Great Britain, Israel, Portugal and Russia top Age Group qualifications

October 14, 2017

Competition report of the European Age Group Competitions qualifications at #ACRO2017

The past two days more than 400 gymnasts competing in the European Age Group Competitions gave it their all during their balance and dynamic exercises at Rzeszow’s Podpromie sports hall. The ultimate aim: qualifying to tomorrow’s finals.

Age Group 11 – 16

Great Britain, Russia, Israel, Portugal and Belgium dominated the potential podium places during the qualification round. In the men’s pairs, Russians Vladislav Glevitskii and Samir Mamedov were the only pair to score 28.000. They received this score for their balance exercise. In dynamic, the British boys Andrew Morris-Hunt and Archie Goonesekera were the strongest, claiming the top place in the all-around standing. Israel’s Nadav Gershgoren and Hen Banuz (ISR) finished in the third place with 53.700, holding off the Azerbaijani pair Daniel Abbasov and Murad Rafiyev. More gymnasts from Great Britain topped the ranking: women’s pair Sasha Carpenter and Poppy Yates and women’s group Molly Berry, Trudie Roper and Sumaiya Hines, scoring respectively 55.800 and 56.100 to go into the lead. Russia’s Anastasiia Chaganova and Nikita Ignatev lead the field in the mixed pairs competition, thanks to a superb balance routine that scored 28.000! The men’s groups performed out of competition. The group from the Russian Federation was the strongest in both the balance and the dynamic exercises.

In the final the gymnasts have to have perform their balance (mixed pairs and women’s groups) or their dynamic (women’s and men’s pairs) exercise again.

Qualified to the finals:

Men’s pairs

1. Andrew Morris-Hunt & Archie Goonesekera (GBR) 55.850

2. Vladislav Glevitskii & Samir Mamedov (RUS) 55.800

3. Nadav Gershgoren & Hen Banuz (ISR) 53.700

4. Daniel Abbasov & Murad Rafiyev (AZE) 53.350

5. Francisco Semedo & Luis Ferreira (POR) 52.750

6. Fernando Romero & Javier Echevarrieta (ESP) 51.900

 

Mixed pairs

1. Anastasiia Chaganova & Nikita Ignatev (RUS) 55.500

2. Joseph Hill & Cheri-May Cunnigham (GBR) 55.100

3. Manuel Candeias & Madalena Cavilhas (POR) 54.700

4. Meron Weismann & Hadar Fainshtein (ISR) 54.150

5. Florian Borcea-Pfitzmann & Samira Rawolle (GER) 51.950

6. Alexandre Sierra & Sandra Pintor (ESP) 51.600

7. Mariam Shiukashvili & Lasha Gibradze (GEO) 51.350

8. Nico Richter & Lena Meinhard (AUT) 50.400

 

Women’s pairs

1. Sasha Carpenter & Poppy Yates (GBR) 55.800

2. Albina Bavykina & Angelina Ronshina (RUS) 54.550

3. Nora Dejonghe & Nelle Van Der Taelen (BEL) 54.350

4. Ofri Dinar & Shai Shavit (ISR) 54.300

5. Madalena Mesquita & Mariana Costa (POR) 53.950

6. Laura Karczmarzyk & Pia Buttjes (GER) 53.750

7. Lian Boersma & Amber Bosma (NED) 53.300

8. Montserrat Ballesteros & Sara Santiago (ESP) 53.000

9. Valeriia Kobets & Viktoria Kozlovska (UKR) 52.900

10. Karyna Hancharova & Viktoryia Luchanok (BLR) 52.250

 

Women’s groups

1. Molly Berry, Trudie Roper & Sumaiya Hines (GBR) 56.100

2. Aygul Mametmuradova, Margarita Girenko & Elvira Iushinova (RUS) 55.350

3. Matilde Vieira, Margarida Malata & Margarida Sousa (POR) 55.250

4. Daryna Pomianovska, Oleksandra Malchuk & Viktoriia Kunitska (UKR) 54.950

5. Kiara De Backer, Xanthe Blokland & Fleur Hermans (BEL) 54.350

6. Shir Bender, Maya David & Maya Weiss (ISR) 53.500

7. Volha Yazotchanka, Darya Ivaniutsenka & Aliaksandra Varazhun (BLR) 52.900

8. Johanna Schmalfuss, Hanna Luisa Prell & Paulina Krause (GER) 52.350

9. Daria Ivanova, Steisi Vasileva & Gabriela Boevska (BUL) 52.300

10. Arjenne Steenbergen, Myrthe Tognini & Iris Bergsma (NED) 51.900

 

Age Group 12 – 18

Many talented pairs and groups put on an intense show, highlighting the skills and courage needed to be a top level acrobatic gymnast. Great Britain was the only country that could claim two first places for men’s pair Frazer Windows and Finlay Gray and women’s pair Olivia Procter and Evie Hancox. Both pairs comfortably cruised to the final but in the final anything can happen of course. Israel’s women’s group Yaroslava Bekarenev, Nikol Aleinik and Noa Kazado Yakar performed fabulously, entertaining the crowd and looking eager to take the European gold home. Russia continued its strong tradition in the mixed pairs, with Madina Zakariaeva and Oleg Varvaruzos going into the lead although they will face a tough challenge from Great Britain’s Jordan Franklin & Ella Hanna Sanz. Miguel Silva, Henrique Silva, Joao Pereira and Henrique Piqueiro are born entertainers. Their two routines engaged the audience and the Portuguese men’s group got rewarded with a 28.350 for their dynamic routine, the highest score of the competition so far.

 

Qualified to the finals:

Men’s pairs

1. Frazer Windows & Finlay Gray (GBR) 56.900

2. Timofei Ivanov & Maksim Karavaev (RUS) 56.200

3. Bruno Ramalho & Fabio Beco (POR) 53.260

4. Mykolai Zemlianyi & Ivan Khazhanets (UKR) 53.200

5. Ilya Sedunou & Mikhail Valadzko (BLR) 53.150

6. Simon De Wever & Rajo Timmermans (BEL) 51.070

 

Mixed Pairs

1. Madina Zakariaeva & Oleg Varvaruzos (RUS) 55.800

2. Jordan Franklin & Ella Hanna Sanz (GBR) 55.600

3. Pedro Malato & Ines Semedo (POR) 54.050

4. Nikola Kaminska & Michal Wrobel (POL) 53.050

5. Seppe Beyens & Margot Bogaerts (BEL) 52.640

6. Sacha Venin & Lou Depenne (FRA) 52.300

7. Lorenzo Martino & Rebecca Sirca (ITA) 51.950

8. Darya Kulenok & Dzmitry Yermilau (BLR) 51.500

 

Women’s pairs

1. Olivia Procter & Evie Hancox (GBR) 55.550

2. Darina Ignatenia & Polina Pilipenko (RUS) 54.400

3. Beatriz Domingues & Marta Oliveira (POR) 53.850

4. Insaaf El Amraoui & Lisanne Verbeet (NED) 52.830

5. Gina Lee Nickler & Pia Schuetze (GER) 52.830

6. Robin Van Der Heyen & Majlen Mattheessens (BEL) 52.460

7. Cassie Merault & Adèle Lapierre (FRA) 52.200

8. Gali Rosenstein & Kami Ram (ISR) 51.670

 

Women’s groups

1. Yaroslava Bekarenev, Nikol Aleinik & Noa Kazado Yakar (ISR) 56.250

2. Darya Niamarskaya, Anhelina Tsiukha & Sofiya Belmach (BLR) 55.100

3. Iana Enikeeva, Alina Fedorova & Arina Averina (RUS) 54.950

4. Milly Eaton, Olivia Huscroft & Ruby Horsman (GBR) 54.680

5. Malou Willemot, Silke Coppens & Yana Degroote (BEL) 54.260

6. Enora Thely, Genoa Howat & Emma El Aoudi El Akari (FRA) 53.350

7. Raquel Fernandes, Ana Alvaro & Barbara Felix (POR) 53.350

8. Emilya Nazarli, Raziya Seyidli & Laman Mammadova (AZE) 53.200

 

Men’s groups

1. Miguel Silva, Henrique Silva, Joao Pereira & Henrique Piqueiro (POR) 55.550

2. Ivan Ivanov, Bogdan Stepanov, Maksim Pavelko & Rustam Salimdzhanov (RUS) 54.650

3. Max Crawford, Daniel Axford, Jacob Robinson & Cameron Patrick-Lothian (GBR) 53.160

4. Jorge Navarro De Alfonso, Jose Moreno, Erik Lundqvist Mila & Roberto Blasco (ESP) 51.200

5. Ihar Kalbasau, Matsvei Prankevich, Sabeli Osipau & Aliaksei Minkou (BLR) 49.300

6. Maciej Durkalec, Melchior Czernik, Michal Ziemak & Kacper Sprawka (POL) 45.280

 

Find the full results on our event page: http://www.ueg.org/en/event/results.html?id=132.

The finals begin at 10.30am. You can follow these live thanks to our partner SmartScoring on gymtv.online!