Hungary’s world silver medallist Daniel Bali topped mixed pairs qualifying alongside partner Fanni Mazacs today at the International Gymnastics Federation Aerobic World Cup in Cantanhede.
On the first day of senior World Cup action in the Portuguese city, the pair scored 21.850 to qualify for Sunday’s final in comfortable fashion at Os Marialvas Sports Hall.
Eleven pairs made it through from countries including Russia, Germany and Romania.
Brazilian duo Lucas Santiago Barbosa and Tamires Rebeca Silva scored 21.450 points to qualify second, while Bulgaria’s Antonio Papazov and Anna Maria Stoilova finished third on 21.200.
O par luso Sara Silva (Clube de Atividades Gímnicas de Ponta Delgada) / João Salvado (Centro Cultural e Recreativo do Alto do Moinho) foi hoje 13º classificado na Taça do Mundo de Cantanhede de Ginástica Aeróbica, entre 17 participantes, com 19.300 pontos. pic.twitter.com/bXBu8XxjIF— Federação de Ginástica de Portugal (@FGP_Ginastica) March 29, 2019
Russia and Romania each had two teams advance to the final.
Anton Shishigin and Natalyia Tereshina from Russia's second team finished fifth, while Romania’s teams were sixth and seventh.
Russia’s first team scraped through in 10th with a score of 19.600.