Who Are the 2022 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Champions?
From September 14th, gymnasts from more than 60 nations competed across individual and group events, and for an overall team title. The misfortune of having both pre-event top contenders Daria Atamanov and Boryana Kaleyn out with medical issues (along with the absence of Russian and Belarusian athletes) became good fortune for Sofia Raffaeli, as she romped to a breakthrough performance with five titles. Darja Varfolomeev (Germany, gold in individual clubs), Ekaterina Vedeneeva (Slovenia, bronze in individual ribbon) and Team Azerbaijan (Group 3 Ribbons & 2Balls bronze) also won historic medals for their national teams.
All three medalists in the individual all-around and the group all-around events earned their respective nations a spot at Paris 2024: Italy, Germany, and Bulgaria in the individual event, and Bulgaria, Israel, and Spain in the group event.
Congratulations to all! Complete results can be found online at rgwch2022.com or at FIG's site.
See below for a photo recap of the winners. All photos are credited Anna Nedova Photography unless noted; the event's official photo albums can be seen at rgwch2022.com.