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26 May 2024, 10:55

Belarus wins 24 medals at Sky Grace Grand Prix gymnastics competition in Minsk

Photo courtesy of the Sports and Tourism Ministry
Photo courtesy of the Sports and Tourism Ministry
MINSK, 26 May (BelTA) – The Sky Grace Grand Prix international rhythmic gymnastics competition has wrapped up in Minsk, BelTA has learned. 

The competition brought together 120 gymnasts from six countries: Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. Athletes competed in three age groups: seniors, juniors and pre-juniors. Belarus' Darya Verenich won silver in the most prestigious event of the program - senior all-around. She was second only to Russia's Maria Borisova. Darya Verenich also won two medals in individual events: gold in the hoop and bronze in the rope. Belarusian Alina Rechkina became a three-time medalist with two silver medals (ball, clubs) and one bronze (hoop). Belarusian Darya Grokhotova's rope routine won her silver. She also placed third in the ribbon final. In group exercises, Belarusian teams placed first and third.

In the junior category, Nikol Leuta won four out of six medals: the Belarusian took gold in the hoop, and was second in the all-around and in the ribbon final. In addition, Nikol Leuta won the bronze medal in the ball exercise; her teammate Kira Babkevich won this event. Belarus' Nika Kostina won the hoop silver and the rope bronze, Margarita Zhurovich (clubs) added another bronze to the medal tally. Belarusian juniors became the best in group exercises.

In the pre-junior events, Belarus' team clinched five medals (1-2-2). Vera Larichkova (gold and two bronzes) was on the podium in each of the three exercises. Thus, the medal tally of Belarusian gymnasts at the tournament was 24 (six gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals).

The competition in Minsk was organized by the International Association of Rhythmic Gymnastics Clubs Sky Grace that is presided by Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva.
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