16 September 2019
The 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships has commenced in Baku - capital city of Azerbaijan on September 16. More than 300 gymnasts from 61 countries will participate in the event.
On the first day of the Championships, individual gymnasts competed in Qualifications with a hoop and a ball. 2 Azerbaijani gymnasts – Zohra Aghamirova & Veronika Hudis have already completed their performances. Zohra & Veronika have received 19,000 and 16,950 points from the judges for their performances with a hoop accordingly.
It should be mentioned that current Championships is not the only competition held in this discipline in Baku this year. Thus, there were also held the FIG World Cup and the European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics in April & May accordingly.
Moreover, it should be mentioned that along with the contest for the medals at the World Championships, there will also be a Qualification for the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo.
During this competition, the guests of the Championship, as well as fans will be entertained by fluffy, green frog "Gur-Gur" with a height of 180 cm.