Russia's Margarita Mamun avenged team-mate Yana Kudryavtseva for her defeat at the European Games in Baku with a superb all-around victory at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Kazan as the hosts triumphed in every event.
Russia took two more gymnastics titles here, but a hat-trick on the seventh day of competition was denied them by Belgium’s trio in the acrobatic women’s group all-round final who earned their country its first gold medal of these European Games.
A superb performance in the ribbon section of the group ribbon event helped secure European Games rhythmic gymnastics all-around gold for Russia here today.
Teenage Russian star Margarita Mamun led the way as the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships opened today in Minsk, leading qualification in both the ball and hoop competitions and propelling her nation towards an eighth straight team title.
Russian world champion Yana Kudryavtseva will be looking to defend her European crown as she leads a stellar line up of athletes competing at this year’s European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Minsk.