Salome Pazhava: I really like to perform in Baku

Salome Pazhava: I really like to perform in Baku

Baku has already become a home for many foreign gymnasts, Georgian gymnast Salome Pazhava said today in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza at the sidelines of the 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship in Baku.

"Baku is a home for many, and for me too. I really like performing in Baku, there's always a great atmosphere and excellent organization of tournaments," she said.

Salome Pazhava stressed that she will try to show the best results. “A few more days of the Championship are ahead, and I will try to show my best. Of course, my dream and goal is to get the license for the Olympic Games, so I will fight until the end,” Georgian gymnast assured.

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.