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Rhythmic Gymnastics FIG World Cup 2019

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Stage 2 in Sofia (BUL)

 

Women's Ball

Gold: :RUS Ekaterina Selezneva 20.700

Silver: :BUL Katrin Taseva 19.950

Bronze: :ISR Linoy Ashram 19.600

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Stage 2 in Sofia (BUL)

 

Women's 5 Balls

Gold: :BLR Belarus 23.600

Silver: :JPN Japan 23.350

Bronze: :RUS Russia 23.150

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Stage 2 in Sofia (BUL)

 

Women's Clubs

Gold:  :ISR Linoy Ashram 20.900

Silver: :BUL Katrin Taseva 20.650

Bronze: :RUS Aleksandra Soldatova 20.050

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Stage 2 in Sofia (BUL)

 

Women's Ribbon

Gold:  :RUS Aleksandra Soldatova 19.700

Silver: :BUL Katrin Taseva 19.400

Bronze: :ISR Linoy Ashram 19.150

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Nikolchenko had a knot in the ribbon during her routine and received a score of 11.700. Dina Averina had the exact same problem last week and she received a score of over 20 points. Now, we know that they applied the correct deductions for Nikolchenko's routine, but my question is why the hell Dina did not have the decency to admit the judges made a mistake with her routine and gave back the gold medal she received last week? It's good that the judges FINALLY got this deduction right, but Dina should not sit with a gold medal for a routine that deserved to finish last place.

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On 10/04/2019 at 15:33, thiago_simoes said:


The Code of Points implemented since 2017 increases the dominance of individual gymnasts from powerhouse nations (Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus and, in recent years, Israel). It's like FIG wants the sport never to grow beyond the same old group of nations. It's still Bulgaria and former Soviet nations against the rest of the world, and this is frustrating. In group events, the only real surprises since 2017 were Mexico and Estonia, but surprise: Estonia is still a former Soviet nation. Lithuania has improved a lot in junior events as well, but then again, another former Soviet nation. :nopompom:

 

 

I can't even imagine what would happen here, if we start losing to, for lack of a better term, exotic nations. This sport has accumulated so much baggage and dynasties, after being at the top for 60 years, that even the thought of not fighting for a win/podium is unthinkable.

 

I would also want our nation to be good at many other sports, young girls trying other sports. But every little girls dream is to be a gymnast. And this kind of gymnast, not the other kind. Because Bulgaria adores the team, they are our golden girls, and are the only athletes that would never be talked in a bad way. Of course they deserve all of that, the effort they put is astonishing. Sometimes you can't escape from traditions.

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22.600 for Italy without big mistakes.... I can't understand the jury this week. They use a different method for all individualist and group, some athletes and group are underscored (like Bulgaria in the 5 hoop for example...), some are really overscored... What mess

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Stage 2 in Sofia (BUL)

 

Women's 3 hoops and 4 clubs

Gold: :UKR Ukraine 24.100

Silver: :BUL Bulgaria 24.050

Bronze: :JPN Japan 23.600

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20 hours ago, Federer91 said:

I can't even imagine what would happen here, if we start losing to, for lack of a better term, exotic nations. This sport has accumulated so much baggage and dynasties, after being at the top for 60 years, that even the thought of not fighting for a win/podium is unthinkable.

Sometimes you can't escape from traditions.


Well, in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013 Bulgaria was not all that hot. No medals at the 2008 Olympics or at the 2008 World Cup Final, no medals at the 2009 and 2013 World Championships, no medals at the 2012 Olympics. This might have been a sad moment for Bulgarians, but the group came back stronger in 2016 after not winning medals in gymnastics in 2008 and 2012. It's important to break traditions because when countries like Bulgaria don't win medals that they were expected to win, they work hard to remain relevant. Look at what happened to Spain: they spent 20 years without an Olympic medal and they finally got one again in 2016. They never quit, never gave up. Italy has also worked hard and this year the routines are much better than they were in the period from 2013 to 2016. No medal in 2016, but I just can't see Italy not winning a medal in 2020.

It's important to break traditions. Other nations joined the top ranks and contributed to a major shift in balance in this sport: Israel has had many big results since 2009, Japan has had huge success since 2015. The world will not stop if smaller nations start winning medals. A good example is the World Cup: when you have countries like Estonia, Switzerland or Brazil winning medals at the World Cup series, this attracts more attention to the sport in these nations. Of course this has only happened once for each of these countries, but the fact that it did happen is amazing, since these are "exotic" nations in a sport that has always been dominated by the same old countries.

 

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