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Kanayeva Defends World All-Around Crown
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Olympic champion Yevgenia Kanayeva defended her all-around title Friday at the 2010 Rhythmic World Championships in Moscow.

Russians Yevgenia Kanayeva and Daria Kondakova went 1-2 in the all-around final Friday at the 2010 Rhythmic World Ccampionships in Moscow.

Kanayeva, the reigning Olympic champion, defended her all-around title with four solid routines (116.250). Her day was highlighted by her routine with the ball, which brought the high score of 29.350.

Kanayeva, who had already won golds with the hoop and the ball at Moscow's Olympic Complex, said she was relieved to win the all-around again.

"My happiness isn't so much myself as that I didn't let down my coaches — my first coach, my personal coach and head coach, and my choregrapher — who have invested in me so much time and emotional strength, supported me when things weren't working. Not everything at the "Olympic" went smoothly and perfectly, but I'm a human being, not a robot!"

Kanayeva said she hadn't given thought to how she would celebrate back-to-back world titles.

"I'm not sure that I will doing something special to celebrate," she said. "A couple days rest, and then back in the gym!"

Kondakova won the silver over Belarusian Melitina Stanyuta, 113.850-110.350. In the final rotation, Stanyuta eclipsed Azerbaijan's Aliya Garayeva, who was in third after three events.

Kondakova, who won the individual title with the ribbon, was awarded the Longines "Prize of Elegance." Uzbekistan's Ulyana Trofimova, 12th all-around, was presented the special Alina Kabayeva Prize for Artistry.

"Rhythmic gymnastics is, of course, a sport, but also grace," said Kabayeva, a native of Tashkent. "Uliana Trofimova showed such skill, that the pleasure wasn't only mine but also the spectators."

Trofimova said she was overjoyed with the unexpected award.

"I'm very happy that my efforts did not go unnoticed," she said. "Alina Kabayeva is my idol, and now she's presented me this award. I absolutely did not expect it."

Competition continues Saturday with the group overall final.

External Link: Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation

XXX Rhythmic World Championships
Sept. 24, 2010, Moscow

All-Around FinalRopeHoopBallRibbonTotal
1.Yevgenia Kanayeva28.95029.10029.35028.850116.250
2.Daria Kondakova28.67528.75028.00028.400113.825
3.Melitina Stanyuta27.27527.70027.62527.750110.350
4.Aliya Garayeva27.45027.30027.75027.800110.300
5.Alina Maksymenko27.12527.40027.17527.250108.950
6.Silvia Miteva27.07526.95027.45026.875108.350
7.Anna Alyabyeva27.05027.12526.25027.100107.525
8.Joanna Mitrosz26.80026.65026.70026.650106.800
9.Irina Risenson26.50027.00026.35026.850106.700
10.Lyubov Cherkashina26.50025.80027.00027.200106.500
11.Neta Rivkin26.45026.55026.45026.500105.950
12.Ulyana Trofimova26.05027.15026.90025.250105.350
13.Delphine Ledoux26.10026.35026.20026.050104.700
14.Anna Gurbanova26.05025.90026.22525.400103.575
15.Caroline Weber25.70026.05025.72525.850103.325
16.Julieta Cantaluppi25.27525.80025.70025.200101.975
17.Carolina Rodriguez25.45025.22525.70025.450101.825
18.Nataliia Godunko26.00026.30023.30025.750101.350
19.Yuria Onuki25.35024.70025.52524.850100.425
20.Marina Petrakova24.82525.45025.37524.650100.300
21.Deng Senyue25.17525.65024.97524.450100.250
22.Monika Mincheva24.75025.10024.85025.25099.950
23.Julie Zetlin24.32524.65025.40024.65099.025
24.Dora Vass24.85024.57524.10025.05098.575
Comments (3)add comment

JuliaK said:

Kondakova taking Prize for Elegance?! I guess the FIG didn't feel the results were ridiculous enough....
September 24, 2010
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coco said:

cant u read
it was Trofimova not Kondakova smilies/smiley.gif
September 25, 2010
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JuliaK said:

You can't read. Kondakova won the Prize for Elegance. Trofimova won the Kabayeva Prize for Best Uzbek Gymnast for Artistry. Look above.
September 25, 2010
Votes: +1

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