28 June, 2017
The qualification rounds of the 9th Senior RG Asian Championships in KAZ
AGU Media – Doha (QAT): Kazakhstan’s Sabina Ashirbayeva hogged the limelight by topping the qualifiers in the hoop, all-around and ball categories at the Ninth Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.
In the hoop, she collected 17,500 points followed by compatriot Alina Adilkhanova (17,150) and Japan’s Kaho Minagawa (17,100).
Ashirbayeva, who idolises Yana Kudryavtseva and Yanina Batyrchina, also dominated the all-around topping the chart with 35,650 points followed by Minagawa (34,250) and Alina (33,400).
The 18-year-old then capped it up with a great performance in the ball category, scoring 18,150 ahead of Uzbekistan’s Anastasiya Serdyukova (17,350) and Minagawa (17,150).
However, Japan claimed the first place in the group with 18,100 points followed by South Korea (16,400) and Malaysia 14,400.