Dina Averina: AGF is amazing at organizing tournaments
The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation is amazing at organizing tournaments, Russian gymnast Dina Averina said today in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaz at the sidelines of the 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship in Baku.
“The organization here is at the highest level, simply amazing. Everything is on time, no one bothers others, doesn’t go to training at someone else’s time. Everything’s strict, and that’s very good,” she said.
“We really like Baku itself, it’s a pity that we rarely have time to walk around the city. When we came here for the European Championship in 2014 as spectators, we walked around a lot and we really liked it here. So on Saturday and Sunday we want to go for a walk," she 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.