Junior RG Championships – Opening Ceremony and First day event
AGU Office, Doha (QAT) February 22, 2014: The Opening Ceremony of the 13th Asian Junior RG Asian Championships was held yesterday at 18:00 at Stadium Putra National Sports Complex with the speech of The Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) president A. Razak Mat Amin and the presence of the AGU Authorities Mr. Ruslan Mustaev and Mr. Youssef Al-Tabbaa along with Mr. Morinare Watanabe FIG Executive Committee Member.
Two Malaysian gymnasts have booked their berths to the individual finals in the hoop discipline at the 13th Asian Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship.
Malaysian gymnast, Olivia Tai Qing Tong who scored 14.050 points, was placed third among 40 participants in the qualifying round at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Friday.
Another Malaysian gymnast, Shasangari Sivaneswary collected 13.750 points to be placed sixth. Also in the final were two gymnasts from Uzbeskistan, Jasmin Yusupova and Nilufar Shomuradova with the highest score of 14.200 points.
Other finalists included Yelizaveta Mainovskaya (13.900) and Haruna Igarashi (13.900) of Kazakhstan, Takana Tatsuzawa (13.750) of Japan and Veronika Lyssogor of Kazakhstan (13.650).
In the qualifying round Friday, only two disciplines were contested, hoop and ball while clubs and ribbon will be competed on Saturday.
There were, however, no national representatives in the ball discipline.
The finals for all disciplines will be held on Monday and the four best Asian gymnasts will grab the slots to the 2014 Junior Olympics in China in August.
Attachment file: Competition Schedule