Camilla Fili: American gymnasts really enjoyed performing in Azerbaijan

Camilla Fili: American gymnasts really enjoyed performing in Azerbaijan

US rhythmic gymnastics team really enjoyed Azerbaijan, American gymnast Camilla Fili said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza on the sidelines of the 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship in Baku.

"Organization of tournaments in Azerbaijan is amazing. Everything is right on time and all people are great," she said.

"We're performing at a wonderful, very beautiful arena, and everyone supports us. Our team really enjoyed performing in Azerbaijan," Camilla Fili noted.

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.

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