FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup B, Borovets

Lausanne, May 21, 2013: Vicente Lli of Spain and Maria Bianca Becze of Romania won the Men’s and Women’s Individual titles at the ultimate event of the FIG 2013 Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup series in Borovets (BUL) last weekend.

Lli defeated Japan’s Ryo Koreeda and Mexico’s Ivan Veloz by a one-point margin to take the Gold. The overall series was won by Benjamin Garavel of France, however, who though absent from Borovets collected the most points (75) at the previous events in Aix-les-Bains, Tokyo and Ponta Delgada.

Becze had a slight lead over Spaniards Aranzazu Martinez and Marta Tovar, winning the Women’s Individual event, while Romanian Oana Corina Constantin prevailed in the overall series with a total of 68 points.

Together with her partner Marius Petruse, Becze won the Mixed Pairs title in Borovets in a tie with Vietnam’s Ba Dong Vu and Thi Thu Ha Tran, who took the World Cup series victory worth 55 points overall.

Teaming up with Viet Anh Nguyen for Trios, Vu and Tran won both the tournament in Bulgaria and the overall series, sharing the series title with Romania’s Constantin, Bogati and Anca Surdu, 50 points each.

In Groups, Romania defeated China and Indonesia for the title in Borovets, and China took home the cup for winning the series (85 points).

The finals were officially opened by Mr Peter Stoychev, Bulgaria’s Minister of Physical Education and Sport, and a welcome speech was addressed to all participants by Ms Iordanka Blagoeva, President of the Aerobic Union Bulgaria and Vice-President of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee.

The competition was under the supervision of FIG Aerobic Gymnastics TC member Maria Fumea (ROU) and attended by TC President Ms Mireille Ganzin (FRA) as well as Committee Vice-President Ms Maria Mineva (BUL) and member Ms Svetlana Lukina (RUS).

Elite Aerobic gymnasts are now gearing up for the season’s highlight: the 9th World Games in Cali (COL) on August 1-3. —- FIG

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