Rhythmic Gymnastics Worlds are happening this week in Montpelier, France:
Individual Hoop and Balls finals tomorrow. Finals for indiv Clubs and Ribbons on Thursday. Indiv All-Around Friday. Group All-Around Saturday.
I wish that Universal Sports would show more of this sport! Does anyone know if we'll even get the tiny one-hour recap show this year? Last year they showed it in the wee hours, a few days before the Artistic Gymnastics Worlds.
Let me place a bet: Russians will win all of the individual events.
Here are the Russian entries for the individual events:
RUS 8740 DMITRIEVA Daria 1993 Individual
RUS 23 KANAEVA Evgenia 1990 Individual (the reighning World AA Champ, I believe)
RUS 9273 KONDAKOVA Daria 1991 Individual
RUS 9248 MERKULOVA Alexandra 1995 Individual
Also very strong, from Belarus:
BLR 8842 STANIOUTA Melitina 1993 Individual (my personal fave...Go, Melitina!)