Toronto rhythmic gymnast sweeps junior titles at Koop Cup

Chanlilova hoopTORONTO — Toronto’s Patricia Bezzoubenko swept all five medals in the junior competition at the Koop Cup on Saturday, winning the all around and individual event finals in ball, hoop, ribbon and clubs.

Bezzoubenko, who has dual Russian-Canadian citizenship and trains in both Moscow and Toronto, easily topped the field in the all around with Carmel Kallemaa of Estonia and Kristine Shaldybin of the United States second and third respectively.

Kiah Ward of Vernon, B.C. placed seventh, Teija Korjus-Parker of Toronto was 10th and Michelle Qin of Toronto, 11th.

In the senior competition Mariam Chamilova of Maple, Ont., finished seventh all around and qualified for three event finals.