Italy were victorious in the team five hoops final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships ©Getty Images

Bulgaria and Italy both secured gold on the final day of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia.

Italy were determined to rebound from their disappointing fourth-place finish in the team all-around and they did just that with a leading performance in the five hoops final in the Bulgarian capital.

The Butterflies - made up of Martina Centofanti, Agnese Duranti, Alessio Maurelli, Martina Santandrea, Daniela Mogurean and Laura Paris - burst out with a high-octane performance to notch up a leading 34.950 points from the judges.

"Today we woke up with only one goal and focus for the competition," said Maurelli.

"It wasn't to win something, just to have a good competition, and we did, so we are happy.

"After the first routine we realised that we were world champions with five hoops, and we screamed and looked at each other and said, 'Okay, we made it.'"

It was their second consecutive world title in the five hoops, a discipline last contested at the World Championships in 2017.

Israel's Shani Bakanov, Adar Friedman, Romi Paritzki, Ofir Shaham and Diana Svertsov scored 34.050 points to secure the silver medal from Spanish quintet Ana Arnau Camarena, Ines Bergua Navales, Mireira Martinez, Patricia Perez Fos, and Salma Solaun on 33.800.

Bulgarians Sofia Ivanova, Kamelia Petrova, Rachel Stoyanov, Radina Tomova, Zhenina Trashlieva, and Margarita Vasileva added to their team all-around triumph with gold in the three ribbons and two balls.

A score of 33.300 ensured that Italy would not taste victory for the second time as they finished on 31.450.

Azerbaijan's Gullu Aghalarzade, Laman Alimuradova, Zeynab Hummatova, Yelyzaveta Luzan, and Darya Sorokina won their country's first medal in the event with 30.750 points.