Rhythmic Gymnasts Snag Sofia Bronze, Gear Up for Baku Challenge

Mexico's rhythmic gymnastics team wins bronze at Sofia World Cup in 5 rings event. They prepare for next challenge in Baku as they continue a European tour to test themselves against Olympic-level competition.

Rhythmic Gymnasts Snag Sofia Bronze, Gear Up for Baku Challenge
Mexican rhythmic gymnasts take the floor in the mixed exercise finals at the Sofia World Cup. Credit: CONADE

This Sunday, the Mexican rhythmic gymnastics team closed its participation in the World Cup of the discipline, which took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, obtaining a bronze medal in the 5 rings event with a total of 34,800 points.

Adirem Tejeda, Dalia Alcocer, Sofía Flores, Julia Gutiérrez, Kimberly Salazar and Karen Villanueva achieved third place in this modality on the last day of the contest, which was led by the representatives of Israel and Spain, who won gold and silver with 38,850 and 35,600, respectively.

The national teams also competed in the final of the mixed exercise (3 ribbons and 2 balls), where they finished in eighth place with a total of 26,100, while Israel, Bulgaria, and Poland occupied the first places in the last World Cup competition.

For the team of coach Blajaith Aguilar, who maintains concentration at the National Center for the Development of Sports Talents and High Performance (CNAR), this competition is part of their second European tour, where they measure themselves against the Olympic level that they will experience in their next debut in Paris 2024.

After the result in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Mexican team is getting ready for its next commitment, which will be the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, from April 19 to 21.