PESARO, Italy, April 7, 2019 – Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, finished in fifth place in the ribbon final at the 2019 World Cup in Pesaro, Italy, at Adriatic Arena. She also placed eighth in the hoop and ball finals. U.S.-based fans can watch the event on the Olympic Channel at 5 p.m. ET, with a simulcast.
Griskenas posted an 17.350 for fifth in the ribbon final. Russia’s Dina Averina won the title at 20.600. Bulgaria’s Katrin Taseva was second at 19.000, with Belarus’ Alina Harnasko in third at 18.800.
The Averina twins won the remaining three event titles, with Dina also claiming the clubs crown (22.400) and Arina taking the top spot for hoop (22.500) and ball (22.400). Dina Averina also collected the hoop silver (22.400) and ball bronze (21.700) medals. The remaining medalists were: hoop bronze, Belarus’ Katsiaryna Halkina (21.200); ball silver, Bulgaria’s Boryana Kaleyn (21.700); clubs silver and bronze, Italy’s Alexandra Agiurgiuculese (20.950) and Harnasko (20.600), respectively; and ribbon silver and bronze, Taseva (19.000) and Harnasko (18.800), respectively. Griskenas was eighth in both the hoop (19.900) and ball (19.300) finals.
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