Rhythmic European Championships 2011 – Russia’s first gold

Evgenia Kanaeva, Daria Dmitrieva and Daria Kondakova won the team competition at the second day of the 2011 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships held in Minsk this weekend. Russia placed ahead of Belarus and the Ukraine.

Kanaeva qualified first for all apparatus finals except for clubs – her teammate Daria Kondakova got the highest score. This competition also served as the qualifying event for the next Individual European Championships 2012. The best 20 gymnasts qualify for 2012.

Take two minutes to watch Kanaeva’s wonderful hoop routine. Click play or on YouTube:

results – team / 2012 individual qualifiers

start list for tomorrow – apparatus finals

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