Ashram and Soldatova shine in Sofia

At the second World Cup of the year in Rhythmic Gymnastics, in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Israel’s Linoy Ashram and Russia’s Aleksandra Soldatova claimed two titles each. Soldatova won the all-around ahead of Ashram with Katrin Taseva (BUL) in third place, and clinched the gold with ribbon, the event in which she is the reigning World Champion. Ashram won gold with hoop and clubs while Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS) was the best with ball.

In the group competition, the home favourites Bulgaria were victorious in the all-around ahead of Italy and Japan. The group featuring of Simona Dyankova, Stefani Kiryakova, Madlen Radukanova, Laura Traets and Erika Zafirova earned an impressive tally of 24.950 for their performance with the five balls on their way to a total score of 49.35. Belarus won the five balls final with Ukraine grabbing the title for their performance with three hoops and 2 sets of clubs.

Results (top 3)



1.       Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) 82.450

2.       Linoy Ashram (ISR) 80.450

3.       Katrin Taseva (BUL) 80.150



1.       Linoy Ashram (ISR) 21.200

2.       Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS) 21.050

3.       Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) 20.750



1.       Ekaterina Selezneva (RUS) 20.700

2.       Katrin Taseva (BUL) 19.950

3.       Linoy Ashram (ISR) 19.600



1.       Linoy Ashram (ISR) 20.900

2.       Katrin Taseva (BUL) 20.650

3.       Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) 20.050



1.       Aleksandra Soldatova (RUS) 19.700

2.       Katrin Taseva (BUL) 19.400

3.       Linoy Ashram (ISR) 19.150




1.       Bulgaria 49.350

2.       Italy 48.200

3.       Japan 46.800



1.       Belarus 23.600

2.       Japan 23.250

3.       Russia 23.150


3 + 2

1.       Ukraine 24.100

2.       Bulgaria 24.050

3.       Japan 23.600


Full results on:

The World Cup circuit continues in Tashkent (UZB) this weekend!


Photos: Bulgarian Rhythmic Federation

April 16, 2019

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