LONDON – rhythmic gymnastics event at Wembley Arena opened yesterday, destined to be a Russian festival. In this environment, Neta Rivkin of Israel placed 14 after the first two devices while the Israel team won eighth place in the middle of their classification.
Rivkin, who needs to finish among the top 10 to advance to the final began promisingly. She scored 27.450 on the apparatus ring and took first place after the first rotation. Rivkin last carried out in the second rotation and I could see the disappointing results of the Russians – Daria Dmitrieva led with 57,800 points, while Evgeniya Kanaeva was second with 57,625 points.
The Israelis knew that success in the unit ball similar to the ring stand firm in their position to the end, around seventh or eighth place. He seemed to be on their way from the beginning, but then made an unforced error, dropping the ball outside the area of operation. That mistake cost him a fine of 0.45, let alone score for execution. He received 26,200 points and was reduced to 14.
“I had a good workout in the ring in terms of the elements and performance with the apparatus,” he said later, disappointed. “In the apparatus of ball that made a big mistake, but as elements running what was needed. It is a mistake to draw a lot of. I hope to improve tomorrow.”
Rivkin said she needs to be more specific and have more confidence to the club today and tape devices. “I think I lost my concentration on the ball, and that’s too bad,” he said. “The feeling is a bit different from the last Olympics, but it’s still exciting. I saw the fans and I want to thank all those in the field that has encouraged me. He gave me strength and motivation.”
After Rivkin, the team of Israel Buzovski Moran, Koshel Viktoriya, Palatchy Noa, Marina Shults, Polina and Zholkovski Eliora Zakaluzny was fifth in the preliminary group. Executed a dazzling exercise interesting and daring movements passing the ball to teammate teammate. The judges gave the team of 26,500, which puts them in the eighth – the lowest point from which to qualify for Sunday’s final.
“We are very pleased with the results and so are the coaches, and that’s the most important,” said Buzovski. Buzovski said the team’s strongest unit – the three ribbons and two rings – is today, they expect the final push.
Shults, 17, marking their first performance at the Olympics, said it was very exciting to be in the Games. “I was worried it would be a little scary, but it was fine,” he said. “I gained much confidence from the first device.”