Russia win 3 more titles in Rhythmic gymnastics worlds in Sofia

14 Sep 2018, 02:26

  DF-Xinhua Report

Aleksandra Soldatova from Russia. File Photo Xinhua.

Russia won three more titles in the 36th FIG rhythmic gymnastics world championship here on Thursday evening.

   In the individual clubs final, Dina Averina gained 19.000 points for the gold. Her twin Arina came third with 18.850 points, and Katsiaryna Halkina of Belarus grabbed the silver medal with 18.900.

   Aleksandra Soldatova snatched the second gold medal for her country on Thursday in the individual ribbon competition, gaining 18.600 points, just 0.050 ahead of Milena Baldassarri of Italy, while Linoy Ashram of Israel took the bronze with 18.500.

   Meanwhile, Russia won the team competition title with 161.325 points, followed by Bulgaria and Italy with 150.975 and 147.550 respectively.

   On Tuesday, Dina Averina won the first two gold medals in the championships -- in the individual hoop and ball finals.

   The individual all-around competition will be held on Friday, while the groups will compete on Saturday and Sunday.

   More than 350 athletes from 61 countries and regions participate in the seven-day championship, which kicked off in Arena Armeec Hall on Monday.