Griskenas finishes sixth in hoop, seventh in ribbon at Pesaro World Cup
posted on 04/15/2018
© John Cheng

PESARO, Italy, April 15, 2018 – 2017 U.S. all-around silver medalist Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, placed sixth in the hoop and seventh in the ribbon finals today at the World Cup in Pesaro, Italy. The event is part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s rhythmic gymnastics World Cup series. Fans in the United States can watch the event finals later today on the Olympic Channel at 5 p.m. ET.

In the hoop final, Griskenas tallied a 16.400 for sixth place. Russia’s Arina Averina took top honors with a 19.000, followed by her teammate and sister Dina Averina at 18.850. Katrin Taseva of Bulgaria earned the bronze medal with a score of 18.300.

Griskenas placed seventh in the ribbon final, earning a 15.000. Dina Averina took home the gold (18.250), followed by Taseva (18.050) and Arina Averina (17.800). Dina Averina also claimed the ball title (19.900), and Israel’s Linoy Ashram was the clubs champion (19.350).