U.S. Rhythmic Group Team Earns Silver Medal in Bulgaria
posted on 05/29/2002

Competition Served as Preparation for 2002 Rhythmic World Championships in New Orleans

Indianapolis - The U.S. rhythmic group team earned the silver medal in the ribbon competition at the Tournament of Iliana in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 25-26, 2002, their first-ever international competition. The meet served as preparation for the 2002 Rhythmic World Championships, July 12-14, in New Orleans. The team finished fifth all-around and fourth in Rope & Ball.


The Tournament of Iliana is a significant competition on the international calendar for rhythmic group. Competitors included Bulgaria, who swept the competition in all divisions, Greece, Japan, Brazil, United States, Poland, Canada, Spain and South Africa, who finished 1-9, respectively.

Results

Rank / Country   3 Rope + 2 Hoop    5 Ribbon       Total   
1. Bulgaria 26.516 23.333 49.849
2. Greece 24.483 21.450 45.933
3. Japan 22.116 21.266 43.382
4. Brazil 24.266 19.066 43.332
5. USA 22.616 20.316 42.932
6. Poland 22.616 20.183 42.799
7. Canada 20.916 20.100 41.016
8. Spain 18.083 21.433 39.516
9. South Africa 12.583 13.416 25.999

 

Rank / Country   Final - Total
5 Ribbon
1. Bulgaria 25.333
2. USA 23.516
3. Greece 22.633
4. Spain 20.900
5. Poland 19.266
6. Japan 19.100
   
Rank / Country   Final - Total
3 Rope + 2 Hoop
1. Bulgaria       25.983
2. Greece 23.216
3. Brazin 22.616