Russia's Yana Kudryavtseva has become the youngest gymnast in history to win two world all-around titles at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, following up last year's achievement of becoming the youngest to win a first title.
A few days shy of her 17th birthday, Kudryavtseva delivered four stellar routines in Izmir to add to the three gold medals she has already won with the Russian team with the hoop, clubs and ball and claim the Longines Prize for Elegance.
Tallying 75.266 points overall, including a fantastic 19.000 with the hoop and an 18.916 with the clubs, the teenager saw off the challenge of compatriot Margarita Mamun, who scored a grand total of 74.149.
"I'm very happy," said Mamun, who impressed with the ribbon routine that won her a world title on Thursday (September 25), carding 18.783.
"For me, it's very important to do my very best and I did everything I could."
Ganna Rizatdinova, who finished third with the Ukrainian team and with the clubs and ball in Thursday's event finals, earned her fourth bronze medal of the World Championships after four strong and dramatic routines earned her 72.449 points.
Son Yeon-Jae of South Korea and Deng Senyue of China ended fourth and fifth with scores of 70.933 and 69.766 respectively.
The result sets up an intriguing battle between the pair ahead of next week's event at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Action continues tomorrow in the Turkish city with the group all-around final.
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