Carla Diaz: I enjoy performing in Baku!

Carla Diaz: I enjoy performing in Baku!

Performing in Baku is always great, Mexican gymnast Carla Diaz said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza at the sidelines of the 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship in Baku.

“I'm really glad to be here. This is my fifth World Championship, I'm ending my career. I just enjoy every performance in Baku,” she admitted.

"I love visiting Baku because I'm always sure that the tournament will be organized at the highest level. I like the main arena - it's huge and professionally equipped. I feel at home here," Carla Diaz said.

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.