The opening stage of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup is unfolding in Athens, with Israeli athlete Daniela Munits claiming the top spot in the ball exercise.

Italian contender, Sofia Raffaeli holds second place, closely trailed by Bulgarian gymnast Eva Brezalieva in third.

Elvira Krasnobaeva, representing Bulgaria, secured victory in the hoop exercise, adding to her triumph in the individual all-around event yesterday.

Sofia Raffaeli currently holds second place, while Poland's Liliana Lewinska rounds out the top three.