Darja Varfolomeev and Sofia Raffaeli shine at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

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On day two of the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgari Germany's Darja Varfolomeev and Italy's Sofia Raffaeli continued their history-making performances Thursday (15 September). In the clubs final, it was a first-ever gold medal for Varfolomeev and a united Germany at the event. The win was ony 24 hours after she became Germany's very first rhythmic gymnastics world medallist.

“Germany succeeding here? I can’t even explain what it means to me," she told Olympics.com afterward. "I am overwhelmed with emotions right now. The main thing is that we will not stop and we will continue working the way we do.”

After an oustanding performance, Varfolomeev was overwhelmed with her score of 33.550.

Bulgaria's Stiliana Nikolova (the top qualifier at the event) managed to overcome here earlier error error where she dropped both clubs while performing a mastery behind her back to post a 32.600 score for silver. Her routine was set to Michael Sembello's Maniac.

SOURCE - Read the full article at Olympics.com
https://olympics.com/en/news/darja-varfolomeev-germany-gold-rhythmic-gymnastics-world-championships

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