Zeng finishes sixth in ball, eighth in clubs finals at Tashkent World Cup
posted on 04/21/2019

© John Cheng

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, April 21, 2019 – Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Center, placed sixth in the ball and eighth in the clubs finals at the World Cup at the Gymnastics Sports Hall in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. U.S. based fans can follow the event tape-delayed at 6 p.m. ET on the Olympic Channel with a simulcast.

Russia’s Aleksandra Soldatova won the hoop (21.250), ball (20.800) and clubs (21.100) titles and teammate Anastasia Guzenkova won the ribbon crown (19.100). Zeng finished sixth in the ball final with a 17.550. Bulgaria’s Boryana Kaleyn took second at 20.400, with Guzenkova on her heels at 20.300. In the clubs final, Zeng earned a 17.950 for eighth place. Bulgaria’s Neviana Vladinova was second (20.250), and Ukraine’s Vlada Nikolochenko third (20.000).

NBC Sports and the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will have coverage of the FIG Gymnastics World Cups in Minsk, Belarus and Tashkent, Uzbekistan this weekend. Fans can catch all the action in spectacular high definition via NBCSports.com/Live or through the NBC Sports app which is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

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