Multiple winners crowned at Minsk World Cup

20170808 Halkina website.JPG

Multiple winners crowned at Minsk World Cup

August 8, 2017

Minsk welcomed the next stage of the Rhythmic World Cup

With the World Championships in Pesaro (ITA) coming up in just a few weeks, most countries sent their best gymnasts to the World Cup in the Belarussian capital Minsk. Russia was the exception, sending Aleksandra Soldatova and Yulia Bravikova and their second group, not the Worlds participants.

In an extremely close all-around final, Soldatova overcame her qualification jitters to beat home girls Alina Harnasko and Katsiaryna Halkina who both impressed and are clearly ready to challenge for the medals in Pesaro. Halkina performed a superb ball routine to take that event title, while Bravikova won clubs and ribbon. Bulgaria’s Neviana Vladinova has regained her form, clinching the gold with hoop.

In the group competition, Italy easily won the all-around ahead of Belarus and Japan. Bulgaria made up for their mistake in the all-around final by winning the title with 5 hoops while Belarus delighted the audience in the Minsk Arena by taking gold with 3 balls and 2 ropes.




1.      Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) 71.750

2.      Alina Harnasko (BLR) 71.700

3.      Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR) 70.600



1.      Yulia Bravikova (RUS) 19.000

2.      Neviana Vladinova (BUL) 18.650

3.      Alina Harnasko (BLR) 17.700



1.      Neviana Vladinova (BUL) 18.850

2.      Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) 18.550

3.      Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR) 18.200



1.      Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR) 18.700

2.      Alina Harnasko (BLR) 17.800

3.      Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (ITA) 16.650



1.      Yulia Bravikova (RUS) 17.550

2.      Alina Harnasko (BLR) 17.550

3.      Neviana Vladinova (BUL) 17.250




1.      Italy 36.700

2.      Belarus 36.050

3.      Japan 35.250


5 Hoops

1.      Bulgaria 18.700

2.      Belarus 18.100

3.      Japan 17.700


3 Balls & 2 Ropes

1.      Belarus 18.500

2.      Italy 18.350

3.      Bulgaria 18.350


The Rhythmic circuit now moves to Kazan (RUS) where the World Cup event starts on Friday!