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Margarita Mamun Captures Four Golds at the FIG World Cup in Spain

The Russian superstar Margarita Mamun resumed her dominance in the discipline of rhythmic gymnastics after acquiring four out of the five available gold medals at the International Gymnastics Federation World Cup that was hosted in Guadalajara, Spain last weekend.

Mamun, together with her teammates, Yana Kudryavtseva, the reigning three-time World all-around champion and a strong favorite for the Olympic gold this summer, and Aleksandra Soldatova have shown their dominance throughout the World Cup series, making sure that a Russian gymnast would take hold of every All-around title.

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Things were quite similar in Guadalajara. Mamun, who just dominated the BSB Bank World Cup in Minsk two weeks ago, was again on point, taking home the gold in the All-around, in addition with the golds in the Hoop, Clubs and Ribbon.

Soldatova, for her part, claimed the gold medal in the ball and silvers in the All-around and also the Hoop and Clubs. Ukranian rhythmic gymnast Ganna Rizatdinova, who is considered as one of the few gymnasts who poses a threat to the dominance of Russia in Rhythmic Gymnastics, landed on the second place in the Ball and third in the All-around and with the Hoop and Clubs.

Belarus’s Melitina Staniouta and Korea’s Son Yeon Jae collected the remaining World Cup medals, with Staniouta grabbing the silver in the Ribbon, while Son acquired the bronze in the Ball.

In the Group competition, the rising team Belarus proved their worth in the eyes of the Spanish audiences, claiming the gold medals in the event finals with the 5 Ribbons as well as the Hoops/Clubs. In each event, the Belarussians surpassed the 2014 World All-around champions Bulgaria, with Spain settling with the bronze, which still brought much joy to the Guadalajaran crowd.

Son Yeon Jae Posted Career-High Scores in Spain

At the FIG World Cup in Spain last weekend, the South Korean superstar surpassed her personal best scores in the individual all-around event. She was, however, unsuccessful in getting a medal.

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Son acquired a career-high score of 74.650 points in total from hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon over two days at the FIG World Cup in Spain. The score she acquired from this competition was 0.450 points higher compared to the previous best score she posted at the FIG World Cup in Sofia last month.

Son aspires to become the first-ever South Korean rhythmic gymnast to acquire a medal at the Olympic Games in Rio this August. She previously ranked fifth at her previous Olympic participation in the 2012 London Games.

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