Yana Batyrshina's autograph session on sidelines of 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship in Baku
Official ambassador of the 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship in Baku, multiple-time world champion and silver medalist of the 1996 Olympics, Yana Batyrshina, gave an autograph session for young gymnasts on the sidelines of the World Championship. Vestnik Kavkaza presents photo report from the event.
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.