Host of tournament:
There were national team gymnasts from 20 countries
competing at the traditional Portimao tournament in Rhythmic
Gymnastics, one of the first big international competitions by the
new changes of COP 2003.
Russian gymnast Anna Bitieva won the senior AA competition in
Portimao in front of young German Lisa Ingueldeeva and fellow Maria
Savenkova, Tjaša Šeme of Slovenia was 8th.
The junior competition was also won by Russian gymnast Irina
Gorodova, the Slovenian vice- national champion Neja Jerant got
the silver medal, Amelia Bilali from Germany was 3rd.
Results, AA competition: Seniors:
1. Anna Bitieva (RUS) 99,466
2. Lisa Inguueldeeva (GER) 93,600
3. Maria Savenkova (RUS) 90,684
8. Tjaša Šeme (SLO) 75,702