USA Gymnastics | Griskenas finishes sixth in hoop, ball finals at Sofia World Cup
Griskenas finishes sixth in hoop, ball finals at Sofia World Cup
posted on 04/01/2018

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SOFIA, Bulgaria, April 1, 2018 - 2017 World finalist Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, finished sixth in the hoop and ball finals today at the rhythmic gymnastics World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria. In the all-around, Griskenas was ninth. Fans in the United States can watch the event finals later today on the Olympic Channel at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Griskenas placed sixth in the hoop final, tying with Italy’s Milena Baldasarri at 16.950. Russia’s Aleksandra Soldatova won the title (18.550), followed by Bulgaria’s Katrin Taseva and Kaleyn Boryana in second (17.950) and third (17.750), respectively.

For ball, Griskenas’ 15.850 put her in sixth. Soldatova again took top honors, 18.300. Her teammate Ekaterina Selezneva grabbed the silver with a 17.800, and the bronze went to Taseva (17.650).

Other event champions were: clubs, Taseva; ribbon, Linoy Ashram of Israel; five hoops, Bulgaria; and three balls/two hoops, Japan.

In the all-around, Griskenas posted a total of 62.150, and her event scores were hoop/16.750, ball/16.050, clubs/15.300 and ribbon/14.050. 2016 Olympic alternate Camilla Feeley of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, finished 24th with a 52.950 (hoop/13.700; ball/15.250; clubs/12.300; ribbon/11.700). Soldatova won the all-around (72.100). Selezneva was the runner-up (71.350), and Ashram was third (68.700).