© John Cheng

KIEV, Ukraine, March 16, 2019 — Nastasya Generalova of Los Angeles/California Rhythms, is expected to compete in the hoop final at the Grand Prix, which concludes tomorrow in Kiev, Ukraine, with the event finals at 3 p.m. local time. Helena Pavlovcic of Glendale, Calif./California Rhythms, and Eliza Cohen of Los Angeles/California Rhythms, placed seventh in the clubs and eighth in the ball finals, respectively, at the Deriugina Cup in Kiev. Fans can watch the Grand Prix live, as well as follow scoring, at the event’s official website.

Generalova posted a 63.900 in the all-around for 15th place. Her event scores were: hoop, 17.800; ball, 14.850; clubs, 16.800; and ribbon, 14.450. Ukraine’s Vlada Nikolchenko won the all-around title (77.950). Bulgaria’s Katrin Taseva was the silver medalist with a 76.650, and the bronze went to Russia’s Ekaterina Selezneva at 75.800. Using the two gymnasts per country rule for event finals, Generalova’s 17.800 earned her a spot in the hoop final. The gymnasts with the top event scores in today’s competition were: hoop and ribbon, Nikolchenko; ball, Selezneva; and clubs, Alina Harnasko of Belarus.

At the Deriugina Cup, Pavlovcic earned a 15.150 for seventh place in the clubs final. The Ukraine’s Olena Diachenko, who also garnered the hoop title, tallied a 19.650 to take the clubs gold medal. Belarus’ Anastaslia Salos was second at 19.350, and Bulgaria’s Vaya Draganova was third (18.600). Cohen finished eighth in the ball final with a 14.400. Salos, who also won the ribbon crown, snared the ball title with her 21.450. Russia’s Polina Orlova and Diachenko tied for second at 19.500.

Fans can find more information about the event on its website.

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