site.btaUPDATED Bulgaria's Ensemble Wins Women's All-Around Title at FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Sofia
Bulgaria's ensemble won the women's all-around title at the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in front of a home crowd in Sofia on Saturday.
This is the country's second gold after Stiliana Nikolova became the women's all-around champion earlier today. Debutant Eva Brezalieva finished in sixth position.
The ensemble of Zhenina Trashlieva, Sofia Ivanova, Kamelia Petrova, Rachel Stoyanov and Radina Tomova had a total of 65.200 points. On Friday, the Bulgarians got 32.500 points for their routine with five hoops, and on Saturday they got 32.700 performing with three ribbons and two balls. The team led by Vesela Dimitrova, Michaela Maevska and Yasena Stoyneva moved up from third place on Friday to first in the final rankings.
The Bulgarians qualify for both finals on Sunday.
In second place was Israel with 63.350 points (31.900 and 31.450) and in third place was France with 63.250 points (33.250 and 30.000).
The World Cup in Sofia concludes Sunday with the women's and ensemble finals, which start at 1 p.m. and will end around 5:30 p.m.