FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup-2019 kicks off in Baku

FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup-2019 kicks off in Baku

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup has opened at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku today. More than 200 gymnasts from 39 countries are participating in the tournament: more than 70 athletes will perform in individual programs and 25 team will compete in group exercises. Starting from this year it is possible to get a license at the World Cup to participate in the Olympic Games.

Individual qualifications will be held today as follows: All-Around: Group A - Hoop, Ball; All-Around: Group B - Hoop, Ball; All-Around: Group C - Hoop, Ball and Groups’ Qualifications All-Around - five Balls.

Individual qualifications will be held on April 27 as follows: All-Around: Group A – Clubs, Ribbon; All-Around: Group B - Clubs, Ribbon; All-Around: Group C - Clubs, Ribbon and Groups’ Qualifications All-Around - three Hoops and two pairs of Clubs.

Afterwards, the winners in all-round competitions will be named. The gymnast and the group that scored the highest points for the performance will traditionally be awarded the AGF Trophy Cup.

Individual apparatus finals (hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon) and Groups’ Apparatus Finals (five balls, three hoops and two pairs of clubs) will be held on April 28.

Azerbaijan will be represented by Zohra Aghamirova and Veronika Hudis in the individual program, while Ayna Jafarova, Simara Jafarova, Gullyu Agalarzade, Narin Gurbanova, Narmin Jahangirova and Sona Rakhmanova will participate in the group exercises.

Russia is represented at this World Cup by a team and two seniors - Arina Averina and Dina Averina.

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