The second competition day of the 40th World Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics, held in Valencia continued with bat and ribbon combinations. Bulgaria is represented by national competitors Boryana Kalain, Styliana Nikolova and Eva Brezalieva.
Quota for Bulgaria! Boryana Caline managed to win the Olympic license for the Paris Games next year. In this way, Bulgaria will be represented by two individualists and an ensemble—a complete set of quotas. Bulgaria won two percentages by Styliana Nikolova and a women’s ensemble from the World Cup last year in Sofia.
Styliana Nikolova won the qualification for the individual all-around, which will be held on Saturday, with an asset of 104,300 (34,700 on hoop, 35,150 on ball and 34,450 on bats). We remind you that the three highest results of the final ranking qualification are summed up.
Boryana Kalain accumulated assets of 101,450 (33,900 on hoop, 34,100 on ball, 33,450 on bats and 32,050 on tape) and took fourth place in the all-around rankings.
Darya Vartholomeev from Germany finished second in the qualification with a result of 102,600. In third place is Sofia Raffaelli from Italy with 101.800.
It was a promising debut for Eva Brezalieva at the World Championship. Unfortunately, she made mistakes in her tape combination and was left out of the top 8.
A total of three out of four possible finals for Bulgaria today. A little later today, we will see Styliana Nikolova in the bat final, who found a place among the best eight with a first-ever rating of 34.450 (D. 17,500; A. 8.500; E. 8,450).
With a second and third result, Boryana Kalain managed to qualify for the bat and tape finals with 33,450, respectively (D. 16,400; A. 8,650; E. 8.400) on bats and 32.050 (D. 15,400; A. 8,450; E. 8,200) on a bar.
Bulgaria continues to lead in the team race with an asset of 267,450. Second is the German team, with 261,950. Italy is in third place with 255,700.
The referee for Bulgaria in the individual race is Filipa Filipova, who was in the panel on difficulty with the bat device today.
Performance Supervisor today was the Vice President of TK to FIG and BFHG – Maria Petrova. The finals start at 22.00 Bulgarian time.