Greek Rhythmic Gymnast Panagiota Lytra Shines in European Cup Finals


Panagiota Lytra, the Greek 17-year-old rhythmic gymnastics prodigy, showcased her prowess at the European Cup in Baku, garnering commendable distinctions in multiple apparatus finals. With participation in three of the finals, Lytra clinched 5th, 6th, and 7th places, along with an impressive 11th place in the individual composite category.

Lytra's remarkable performance saw her secure 5th place in the hoop final with a score of 32.250, 6th place in the clubs with 30.900 points, and 7th place in the ball with 32.650 points, marking a consistent upward trajectory in her achievements. In the individual combined event, she attained a total score of 125.200 points, reflecting her skill across various disciplines including hoop, ball, clubs, and ribbon.

Notably, Lytra also participated in the unique "cross battles," an innovative event featuring head-to-head competitions between top female athletes. In the round of 16, she engaged in a captivating battle in the ball category, scoring 31.500 points against Slovenian contender Ekaterina Vedeneva, who emerged victorious with 32.550 points.

With her sights set on the forthcoming pre-Olympic European Championships in Budapest from May 22nd to 26th, Lytra remains determined to secure her final Olympic ticket. As she continues to captivate audiences with her exceptional talent and dedication, Lytra stands poised to leave an indelible mark on the world stage of rhythmic gymnastics.

Cypriot gymnast Vera Tugolukova also shone at the Championships in Buka, winning one silver and two bronze medals:


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