Cohen, Pavlovcic advance to Deriugina Cup event finals
posted on 03/15/2019

© John Cheng

KIEV, Ukraine, March 15, 2019 -- Eliza Cohen of Los Angeles/California Rhythms, and Helena Pavlovcic of Glendale, Calif./California Rhythms, advanced to tomorrow’s ball and clubs finals at the Deriugina Cup in Kiev, Ukraine. Also, Nastasya Generalova of Los Angeles/California Rhythms, will compete in the Grand Prix, which begins tomorrow in Kiev. Fans can watch both events live, as well as follow live scoring, at the event’s official website.

Both the Deriugina Cup and Grand Prix have all-around and individual event competition. The all-around for the Deriugina Cup wrapped up today, and the event finals are tomorrow, Saturday, March 16. The Grand Prix wraps up on Sunday, March 17.

In the Deriugina Cup all-around, both U.S. gymnasts finished in the top 20. Cohen finished in 13th place, with a four-event total of 61.700, and Pavlovcic was 19th at 59.900. Their individual event scores were: Cohen, hoop/16.350, ball/15.750, clubs/15.700, and ribbon/13.900; and Pavlovcic – hoop/14.300, ball/15.000, clubs/17.200, and ribbon/13.400. Belarus’ Anastaslia Salos won the all-around title (79.500), followed by Ukraine’s Olena Diachenko (74.650) and Russia’s Mariia Sergeeva (73.700).

Cohen’s 15.000 for ball advanced her to the finals, as did Pavlovcic’s 17.200 for clubs. There is a one athlete per country rule for the event finals.

The competition schedule is as follows. All times are local to Kiev, which is six hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

March 16
11 a.m. - Deriugina Cup: Individual seniors – event finals
3:30 p.m. - Grand Prix: Individual seniors – all-around finals (hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon)
March 17
3 p.m. - Grand Prix: Individual seniors – event finals (hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon)

Fans can find more information about the event on its website, as well as on USAGym.org and its social platforms.

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