Belgium, Belarus, Israel and Russia victorious on last day of rhythmic and acrobatic competition

Competition report of the #rhythmic and #acrobatic gymnastics second competition day at #Minsk2019

In Rhythmic Gymnastics, the individual gymnasts battled for the titles in the apparatus finals while the groups made their entry, competing for both the apparatus and all-around medals.

Linoy Ashram more than made up for her costly mistakes with ribbon yesterday. The Israeli star visibly enjoyed her time on the carpet and claimed two hold medals: with ball and clubs!

I think I started not so good, but the rest was better. Yesterday was a little bit disappointing, but today I'm very proud of getting two gold medals, and I'm so excited. I plan to keep working hard.

With ribbon she showed what she’s actually capable of doing, clinching the silver medal just 0.250 behind Russia’s Dina Averina who also won the hoop title, silver with clubs and bronze with ball. Minsk star Katsiaryna Halkina clinched the silver with hoop while Ukraine’s Vlada Nikolchenko and Bulgaria’s Katrin Taseva returned home with two medals each.

The group competition was exciting until the very last routine. Russia showed the best 5 balls routine, beating Bulgaria and Belarus. The home nation staged a stunning return though, claiming the victory in the 3 hoops and 4 clubs final and edging Bulgaria by just 0.050 for the all-around crown.

In Acrobatic Gymnastics, the mixed pairs and women’s groups fought for the medals in the all-around finals by performing their combined exercise.

Russians Victoria Aksenova and Kirill Startsev earned a second gold medal of the Games, as did Belgium’s Talia De Troyer, Britt Vanderdonckt and Charlotte Van Royen! And the other pairs and groups picked up their third medal of the event: Azerbaijan’s Abdulla Al-Mashaykhi and Ruhidil Gurbanli and Belarussians Artur Beliakou and Volha Melnik in the mixed pairs and Portugal’s Barbara Da Silva Sequeira, Francisca Sampaio Maia and Francisca Maia and Belarussians Veranika Nabokina, Julia Ivonchyk and Karina Sandovich in the women’s groups.


Congratulations to all medallists!

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Individual apparatus finals


  1. Dina Averina (RUS) 22.850
  2. Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR) 21.750
  3. Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR) 21.450


  1. Linoy Ashram (ISR) 22.500
  2. Katrin Taseva (BUL) 21.400
  3. Dina Averina (RUS) 21.300


  1. Linoy Ashram (ISR) 22.700
  2. Dina Averina (RUS) 2600
  3. Vlada Nikolchenko (UKR) 21.750



  1. Dina Averina (RUS) 2350
  2. Linoy Ashram (ISR) 21.100
  3. Katrin Taseva (BUL) 20.450


All-around final

  1. Belarus 52.600
  2. Bulgaria 5550
  3. Russia 51.700

5 balls final

  1. Russia 27.300
  2. Bulgaria 26.800
  3. Belarus 26.150

3 + 2 final

  1. Belarus 26.450
  2. Ukraine 26.375
  3. Bulgaria 25.570

Acrobatic Gymnastics

All-around final

Mixed Pairs

  1. Victoria Aksenova & Kirill Startsev (RUS) 29.580
  2. Abdulla Al-Mashaykhi & Ruhidil Gurbanli (AZE) 29.540
  3. Artur Beliakou & Volha Melnik (BLR) 29.420

Women’s Groups

  1. Talia De Troyer, Britt Vanderdonckt & Charlotte Van Royen (BEL) 29.960
  2. Barbara Da Silva Sequeira, Francisca Sampaio Maia & Francisca Maia (POR) 29.110
  3. Veranika Nabokina, Julia Ivonchyk & Karina Sandovich (BLR) 29.060

Find the full results on the UEG website:

This concludes the Rhythmic and Acrobatic Gymnastics competition. We continue with Trampoline and Aerobics tomorrow!

June 23, 2019

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