A 24-year-old Soviet student, Irina Devina, won every event in an international rhythmic gymnastics championships held in Moscow on August 28.
1. GV EXT Palace of Sports, Moscow. 0.04
2. GV & SV PAN Irina Devina performing with ribbons and crowd applauds. (3 SHOTS) 0.48
3. GV PAN Devina performing with hoop. 2.10
SPORT: RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
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Background: MOSCOW, USSR
A 24-year-old Soviet student, Irina Devina, won every event in an international rhythmic gymnastics championships held in Moscow on August 28. Competitors came from Bulgaria, East Germany, Greece, Mongolia, Poland, Finland and Czechoslovakia for the event -- but none came close to beating Irina. She won an all-round event and came first in all individual exercises. In the finals she got the maximum ten points for her performance in the hoop exercise. Irina, who is from the town of Zhukovsky, near Moscow, is three times world champion and a silver prize winner at the eight tournament of Soviet Nations. She has won numerous national titles. The event was sponsored by the "Sovietskaya Kultura" newspaper.