Greek Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Travels to Minsk

minsk-rhythmic-gymnasticsThe Greek rhythmic gymnastics team will travel to Minsk, Belarus, where it will represent the country at the European Championship from May 1 to 3.

The team will include Varvara Filiou and Korina Alevrogianni who will participate as individuals, as well as Efrosyni Charitou, Maria-Polyxeni Talieri, Chariklia Papageorgiou, Leoni Kamblitz-Panagiotopoulou and Melina-Louisa Doulgeridi in the ensemble category.

The Greek female athletes will be accompanied by individual coach Irina Ilieva, ensemble coaches Nelly Asenova and Dimitra Andreou, international judges Chrysi Georgakaki, Maria Patrinelli and the Technical Committee of Rhythmic Gymnastics president Athanasoula Lambropoulou-Syropoulou, who will act as head of the Greek team.

A total of 100 athletes from 38 countries are participating for the individual gymnastics event and 26 teams for the ensemble.

Filiou and Alevrogianni will participate in the Second Group, based on the group ranking in the respective 2013 event in Vienna, Austria. On Friday, the Greek athletes will compete in hoop and ball, while on Saturday they will perform their routines in clubs and ribbon.

In the female ensemble, the 26 teams will present their routines with 5 balls twice, on Friday and Saturday. Depending on their score sum, they will present their final routines.

Furthermore, the eight countries with the highest scores will qualify for the finals on Sunday, where they will perform their 5 balls routine, starting from a zero grade basis.

The score sum will provide the final team score and the ranking, while the 8 best athletes in each apparatus will qualify for the apparatus finals on Sunday.