Stiliana Nikolova of Bulgaria earned apparatus golds with the hoop, ball and clubs at the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Sofia ©Getty Images

Bulgaria's Stiliana Nikolova was the star of the show at her home International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Sofia, winning with three apparatus.

The 17-year-old triumphed with the hoop, ball and clubs at the Arena Sofia, and took the individual all-around title and contributed to Bulgaria's group success.

She made it back-to-back World Cup victories with the ball with 35.000 points, with world champion Sofia Raffaeli of Italy earning silver as she did in Athens with 33.150 and Uzbekistan's Takhmina Ikromova taking bronze with 31.750.

Nikolova led a Bulgarian one-two in the clubs competition, notching 34.000 to beat compatriot Eva Brezalieva by 1.300 and Raffaeli by 1.850.

There was a further bronze medal for Raffaeli in the hoop with 32.600.

Nikolova emerged victorious with the hoop too with 33.800, narrowly beating Adi Asya Katz of Israel by 0.200.

Ikromova took the other apparatus title with the ribbon, edging out Kazakhstan's Elzhana Taniyeva with 30.900.

Bárbara Domingos earned Brazil's first-ever FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup individual medal, posting a score of 30.650.

Italy took the group five hoops title with 34.850 to the 34.700 from Israel and 33.400 from France, and Poland were victorious in the three ribbons and two balls group event with 29.750, beating Greece who scored 29.250 and France with 29.100.

Nikolova also won the individual all-around title with 131.300, seeing off the 128.750 from Raffaeli and 124.550 from Ikromova.

The group all-around crown was Bulgaria's too with 65.200, with Israel notching 63.350 in second and France 63.250 in third.

Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent is due to host the next FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup from April 14 to 16.

Russia and Belarus are two traditional powerhouses in rhythmic gymnastics, but their athletes remain unable to participate in FIG events because of measures taken in response to the war in Ukraine.