Portugal, Russia and Israel produce triple European Champions on final day

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Portugal, Russia and Israel produce triple European Champions on final day

October 22, 2017

Competition report of the last day of finals at #ACRO2017

10 finals were contested on the last day of the 2017 Acrobatic Gymnastics Europeans, 5 for the juniors and 5 for the seniors.

Seniors

All senior pairs and groups were still in the running for a triple crown and they looked firmly set on achieving this. Living legends Marina Chernova and Georgiy Pataraya broke another mythical record, scoring a massive 31.060 for their balance exercise. They really perform in their own league, miles ahead of anyone else. Not quite as legendary yet but well on their way are the double Darya’s, marking over 30 points to clinch their third gold ahead of triple silver medallists Noemie Lammertyn and Lore Van Den Berghe and triple bronze medallists Mika Lefkovits and Roni Surzon (ISR). Israeli’s Daniel Uralevitch, Yannay Kalfa, Efi Sach and Lidar Dana already pocketed two gold medals and aimed to hold off British lads Lewis Watts, Conor Sawenko, Charlie Tate and Adam Upcott, which they did by producing a superb routine. A great way to successfully repeat their triple crown first won two years ago in Riesa (GER). Junior World Champions Polina Plastinina, Kseniia Zagoskina and Daria Chebulanka (RUS) cruised to victory by beating the British trio Jennifer Bailey, Roxanna Parker and Gabrielle Potter, making it the third triple victory for Russia in the senior competition. To the tune of Harry Potter, Belgium’s Kilian Goffaux and Robin Casse showed what they are worth in the first year they compete as seniors. By just 0.030 they prevented Russians Igor Mishev and Nikolay Suprunov of standing on the highest step of the podium again.

 

Men’s Pairs – dynamic

1. Kilian Goffaux & Robin Casse (BEL) 28.770

2. Igor Mishev & Nikolay Suprunov (RUS) 28.740

3. Jake Phelan & Michael Hill (GBR) 27.650

4. Yitalii Nepomniashchyi & Dmytro Naumenko (UKR) 27.290

5. Rafael Planells & Javier Martinez (ESP) 27.000

6. Aliaksei Zayats & Artsiom Yashchanka (BLR) 27.000

 

Mixed Pairs – balance

1. Marina Chernova & Georgii Pataraia (RUS) 31.060

2. Artur Beliakou & Volha Melnik (BLR) 29.440

3. Lewis Walker & Katherine Williams (GBR) 29.120

4. Bruno Tavares & Beatriz Ferreira (POR) 27.270

5. Wojciech Dackiewicz & Julia Kraj (POL) 26.550

6. Silvia Coronado & Guillem Martinez (ESP) 23.620

 

Women’s Pairs – balance

1. Daria Guryeva & Daria Kalinina (RUS) 30.200

2. Noemie Lammertyn & Lore Van Den Berghe (BEL) 29.500

3. Mika Lefkovits & Roni Surzon (ISR) 28.640

4. Djenti Verbrugge & Nicole Eykelenboom (NED) 26.680

5. Veronika Habelok & Iryna Nazimova (UKR) 26.290

6. Martyna Wojnar & Malwina Sala (POL) 24.870

 

Women’s Groups – dynamic

1. Polina Plastinina, Kseniia Zagoskina & Daria Chebulanka (RUS) 29.300

2. Jennifer Bailey, Roxanna Parker & Gabrielle Potter (GBR) 28.590

3. Karina Sandovich, Julia Ivonchyk & Veranika Nabokina (BLR) 28.140

4. Margot Deschamps, Zoe Contargyris & Valentine Morgant (FRA) 26.690

5. Andrea Verisimo, Belen Gomez & Alexandra Gonzalez (ESP) 26.600

6. Fem Van Os, Pleunie Van Mook & Mariska Van De Water (NED) 26.340

 

Men’s Groups – dynamic

1. Daniel Uralevitch, Yannay Kalfa, Efi Efraim Sach & Lidar Dana (ISR) 29.530

2. Lewis Watts, Conor Sawenko, Charlie Tate & Adam Upcott (GBR) 29.150

3. Vladyslav Kukurudz, Stanislav Kukurudz, Yurii Push & Taras Yarush (UKR) 28.650

4. Vadim Nabieb, Aleksandr Pchelnikov, Victor Grechukhin & Andrei Shkvarok (RUS) 28.530

5. Vincent Kuehne, Sebastian Grohmann, Erik Leppuhner & Tom Maedler (GER) 27.150

6. Noam Raj Patel, Bram Geusens, Jonas Anthoon & Hannes Garre (BEL) 27.140

 

Juniors

Only one group still had hopes to achieve a complete sweep of the European titles: Portugal’s women’s group Joana Moreira, Rita Ferreira and Beatriz Carneiro, a trio that has only trained together for a year. In their balance exercise they showed off their fantastic technique and cooperation, easily winning their third gold of these Championships! Joining them on the podium are Ukrainians Olena Vykhavanets, Inna Kaplanska and Iryna Khyzhniak and the French trio Anais Forlacroix, Julie Philouze and Claire Philouze who are delighted to claim France’s only medal.

In all three pair’s competitions, the winners grabbed a second gold medal: Russia’s men’s pair Andrei Zuev and Artem Simonov, Belgium’s mixed pair Marte Snoeck and Bram Roettger and Ukraine’s women’s pair Oleksandra-Mariia Tabachynska and Yuliia Pylypiak. Newcomers on the podium were Azerbaijan’s mixed pair Ruhidil Gurbanli and Abdulla Al-Mashaykhi who matched their teammates’ achievement of yesterday by winning the bronze. Also clinching their first medal: Mariana Candeias & Marta Nunes (POR) for their dynamic exercise. Great Britain’s men’s pair Callum Portugal-Walker and Kieran Blower return home with a complete set of medals, adding bronze to the silver and gold won the previous days.

 

Men’s Pairs – balance

1. Andrei Zuev & Artem Simonov (RUS) 28.800

2. Aleh Mikhalevich & Maksim Markevich (BLR) 28.000

3. Callum Portugal-Walker & Kieran Blower (GBR) 28.000

4. Henrique Branco & Tomas Filipe (POR) 27.190

5. Nils Beuven & Lars Erik Pohl (GER) 26.800

6. Shavit Attar & Gaul Feldman (ISR) 26.290

 

Mixed Pairs – dynamic

1. Marte Snoeck & Bram Roettger (BEL) 28.050

2. Aleksandra Balandina & Valeriy Tukhashvili (RUS) 28.000

3. Ruhidil Gurbanli & Abdulla Al-Mashaykhi (AZE) 27.700

4. Daniel Blintsov & Xenia Denise Mehlhaff (GER) 27.680

5. Britney Bordewijk & Stein Briggen (NED) 27.610

6. Rhys Cowler & Mollie Jaggers (GBR) 27.350

7. Dmytro Bordiakivskyi & Nataliya Yuskiv (UKR) 27.160

8. Ilya Famenkou & Viktoryia Akhotnikava (BLR) 24.020

 

Women’s Pairs – dynamic

1. Oleksandra-Mariia Tabachynska & Yuliia Pylypiak (UKR) 28.350

2. Stephanie Ricketts & Stamatia Raftapolou (GBR) 28.060

3. Mariana Candeias & Marta Nunes (POR) 27.260

4. Iasmina Ishankulova & Kristina Garshina (RUS) 26.950

5. Maryna Kulahina & Anna Distel (BLR) 26.790

6. Arbel Rubinstein & Noa Kaplan (ISR) 26.730

 

Women’s Groups – balance

1. Joana Moreira, Rita Ferreira & Beatriz Carneiro (POR) 28.850

2. Olena Vykhavanets, Inna Kaplanska & Iryna Khyzhniak (UKR) 28.250

3. Anais Forlacroix, Julie Philouze & Claire Philouze (FRA) 27.900

4. Inbal Zeitonei, Yarin Ovadia & Meshi Hurvitz (ISR) 27.830

5. Amila Lozhkina, Ekaterina Sergeeva & Elizaveta Sergeeva (RUS) 27.650

6. Caitlin Owston, Amelia Pamler & Bethany Macdougall (GBR) 27.470

7. Lisanne Hulder, Famke Van Wieren & Mare Blaam (NED) 26.740

8. Krystsina Lishova, Hanna Katsuba & Alina Kandziuliova (BLR) 25.540

 

Men’s Groups – balance (out of competition)

1. Andrey Besedin, Artem Balashov, Nikolay Fedosov & Vladislav Vinogradov (RUS) 28.250

2. Aidan Lim, Alberto Cardillo-Zallo, Alexander Balfe & Alexander Papworth (GBR) 27.600

3. Mikita Barysenka, Uladzislau Lishou, Artsiom Bukhvalau & Raman Makaranka (BLR) 25.260

 

This concludes these European Championships for juniors and seniors! Full results are available on our website: http://www.ueg.org/en/event/results.html?id=132.

The next Acrobatic Gymnastics Europeans will be held in October 2019 in the Israeli city of Holon!