Aleksandra Soldatova finished top of the ribbon qualification standings ©Getty Images

Russia have once again finished top of both of today's qualification standings at the 2017 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Budapest 

Yesterday, Aleksandra Soldatova finished top of the hoop leader board while Arina Averina, also of Russia, topped the ball rankings at the László Papp Sportaréna.

Soldatova, the 2015 European team champion, was once again the athlete to beat as she finished in first place in the ribbon qualifier.

The 18-year-old produced a routine which scored 18.975.

There was joy for the host nation as they secured second and joint-third place.

Neviana Vladinova took second on 17.650 while Katrin Taseva finished level on 16.700 with Italy's Milena Baldassarri.

Averina's twin sister, Dina Averina finished ahead of her sibling in the clubs standings.

Neviana Vladinova finished second and third in today's two events ©Getty Images
Neviana Vladinova finished second and third in today's two events ©Getty Images

Dina scored 19.325 to place slightly higher than Arina, who took second on 19.300.

Vladinova was once again forced to settle for a place behind her Russian opponents as she took third in 18.200.

Russian dominance once again filtered through to the second round of the Junior Championships earlier in the day.

The teams performed for the second time with Russia improving on their score of 17.000 from yesterday to claim top spot on 34.200 overall.

Israel took second on 33.050 while Belarus occupied third on 32.900.

Action is due to conclude in Budapest tomorrow when all apparatus finals will take place in the senior competition while the juniors will also see their competition come to a head.