INDIANAPOLIS, April 17, 2019 — Lili Mizuno of Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Center, are competing in this weekend’s World Cup at the Gymnastics Sports Hall in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Rhythmic gymnasts from more than 20 countries are expected to compete in the World Cup, which is part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s rhythmic gymnastics World Cup Series.

The qualification round for individual event finals extends over April 19-20, with the around titles for both individual and group rhythmic gymnasts determined at the end of competition on April 20. The top eight gymnasts and the top eight groups for each event advance to the finals on April 21. There is a maximum of two per country for each event final.

The competition schedule is as listed below. All times are local to Tashkent, which is nine hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone.

  • April 19, qualifications for hoop and ball, 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:10 p.m., with group’s 5 balls qualification at 5:10 p.m.
  • April 20, qualifications for clubs and ribbon, 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:10 p.m., with group’s 3 hoops/4 clubs qualification at 5:10 p.m. and followed by the all-around awards for both individual and group
  • April 21, event finals, 12 p.m. – hoop, ball and 5 balls; and 2 p.m. – clubs, ribbon and 3 hoops/4 clubs

Additional information is available on the federation’s Facebook page.

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