Rhythmic gymnastics: Israel’s Rivkin and Filanovsky turning heads at Worlds

Israel’s Neta Rivkin and Victoria Filanovsky will aim to secure their place at next summer’s Rio Olympics on Friday when they take part in the final of the individual all-around competition at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

Rivkin advanced to the final from ninth place overall on Thursday, while Filanovsky finished 18th. The top 24 from the qualifiers will participate in the final, with the top 15 in the final to book a ticket to Rio.

Rivkin, who is targeting her third straight appearance at the Olympics, registered a score of 17.483 in the Clubs on Thursday, after competing in the Ball, Hoop and Ribbon events earlier in the week.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Rhythmic-gymnastics-Israels-Rivkin-and-Filanovsky-turning-heads-at-Worlds-415936

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