Ana Bautista, queen at the European Cup
From Sports Journal Marca-28th August 1989
The Spanish Ana Bautista to go into History of the Spanish
rhytmic gymnastics after getting yesterday, at the I European Cup in Hannover,
three medals at the four Finals of the four apparatus, with bulgarians
and soviets as the favourites.
Ana got the gold in the rope final, with the music
"El sombrero de tres picos" by Manuel de Falla, with a score of 9,90, superating
Adriana Dounavska (Bulagaria) silver at the Seoul Olympics and the soviet
Alexandra Timoshenko a real millestone in the history of this sport. At
the ball Final, she got the silver medal with 9,95 behind Timoshenko, in
hoop she got the bronze behind the soviets Skaldina and Timoshenko. Finally
in ribbon she was 4th with a score of 9,90. That is the same number of
medals than Dounavska, silver medallist in Seoul.
After the incredible success, An said that "the
truth is that I didn't beleive it. But this medals, and first of all the
gold one are a reward for me, for the coaches and for the Federation. I
have felt very touched while I was hearing the national anthem and I have
cried at the podium. I have felt an inmense happiness, for Spain, for my
coach Emilia Boneva and for myself"
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