Flawless victory: the Russian gymnasts took all the gold TH

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photosangelina of Russia in rhythmic gymnastics. Archival photoFlawless victory: the Russian gymnasts took all the gold TH© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The European championship on rhythmic gymnastics, held in 2017 in a new format and ended with an unconditional victory of the Russian team, who won six gold medals.

The European championship on rhythmic gymnastics was held in Budapest (Hungary) from 19 to 21 may.

On all counts

2017 European championship in the new format, one of the main features of which was the winner in the team competition. And if the sum of scores was determined on the basis of performance odinochnits, this season the marks obtained in qualifying in the individual was plusability with group exercises.

«The competition team were held on the new format. And very properly, by the way. I would advise to get exactly determined by the competitions and the international Federation, and not just European. According to the results of group exercises and individual gymnasts. It’s a real team result,» — said the head of the Russian Federation of rhythmic gymnastics (WPHG) Irina Viner-Usmanova.

As conceived by the leadership of the European gymnastics Union (UEG) these changes was to intensify the fight for team gold, but the Russian team surrender the lead positions is not included. Russians in the composition of Alexandra Soldatova, Dina and Arina of Averina, as well as the Junior team in group exercises not just won gold and defeated the rival on all counts: 182,175 points against 171,450 Belarus and 170,300 Bulgarians.

«As for priorities in this tournament, everything is important, there are no unimportant medals — said Soldatova. — All very important. And every day it is necessary to show your maximum. The fact that we always work».


The decisive day of competition began with the final in the exercise group and the Russian gruppovushki again did not disappoint, scoring 16,950 points and put in a moneybox of the national team the second gold. According to experts, the decisive day of the gymnasts performed almost flawlessly, the girls themselves with this statement was disagree.

«This victory is very nice, we are really happy and grateful to our coaches, Irina Alexandrovna (Viner-Usmanova) for the preparation and generally for everything they did for us, — said Xenia Markova reporters. – Today we made the program better than in qualifying. Comparing with yesterday’s first place, all the medals are important. And these two gold medals are the most valuable in his career. Mistakes were today, but on the whole good. Impact excitement, but the fan support really helped».

The Russians have achieved the maximum representation in all four finals. In exercises with a Hoop Dina Averina managed to fix the mistakes made in the qualifications that allow her not just to take gold, but to get around the leader of the qualifying competition and his compatriot Soldatov, who won the silver medal. While Dean has won gold in the ribbon exercise.

«When I made a Hoop, I realized I made the better than on the first day, tried to correct their mistakes. But when I saw the scoreboard that I’m the first rating of 18.2, I was honestly in shock. I almost burst into tears. But with tape, I did not expect to be first. I even asked if it’s true,» admitted Dina Averina.

The benefit of the sisters of Avarijnyh

The final day there was a benefit of the sisters of Avarijnyh that said and Viner-Usmanova — the two aforementioned gold Dina, and the same Arina, winning the exercises with ball and clubs.

«I think that made everything that depends on me, everything that could, — said Arina Averina. — Failed exercises is much better than in the first two days. It was already calmer, I have become accustomed to a hall, used to be the public good. In Baku (on stage of the world Cup) I got injured, we immediately removed the items that was painful on the left leg. So the injury did not bother me».

«Very seriously preparing for this championship, the Olympic cycle is over, we won at the Olympics all the highest awards — said in summing up the Viner-Usmanova. — Now, unfortunately, gone Yana Kudryavtseva, Rita Mamun. Generational change, as usual. Replaced two Averina, Dina and Arina and Sasha Soldatova, who competed at the world Championships. And twin girls today were just in shock, it was a benefit, won two gold medals, one and two – another. Today won a place at the world Cup on the sporting principle».

In the asset Soldatova eventually left the team championship gold and two silver in the individual – Hoop and ball.