Baku fans really help us to perform - Azerbaijani gymnasts
Baku fans support athletes and thereby really help them to perform, Azerbaijani gymnasts Zohra Agamirova and Veronika Khudis said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza.
“When we perform in out home country, of course, we always worry a little bit, it's a huge responsibility. But the audience always warmly supports us, and this helps me,” Zohra Agamirova said.
“Yes, the audience is very helpful when we perform. This is especially important at tournaments like this, where we can get licenses for the Olympics,” Veronika Khudis agreed.
The 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships will last until Sept. 22. The first day of the competitions will see qualifications in an individual program, and gymnasts will perform in the exercises with a hoop and a ball.
The Championships are the qualification competition for the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020. So, the first 16 individual gymnasts (max. two gymnasts per country) in the all-around ranking will qualify for the Games.
More than 300 gymnasts from 61 countries will compete for nine sets of medals. “Fairy Tales will come to life" is the motto of the championships.