Today.Az » Sports » Dina Averina 1-st in ball exercises at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Baku
17 September 2019 [20:43] - Today.Az
Russian gymnast Dina Averina won the gold medal of the 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in exercises with the ball with a score of 23.500 points, Trend reports.
The second and third places were taken by Arina Averina (Russia, 23.050 points) and Linoy Ashram (Israel, 22.400 points), respectively.
The 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships will last until September 22.
The Championships are the qualification competition for the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020. As such, the first 16 individual gymnasts (max. two gymnasts per country) in the all-around ranking will qualify for the Games.
As for the gymnasts within group exercises, Bulgaria, Russia and Italy have already qualified according to the results of the last World Championships. At this year’s Championships, the best five teams will qualify for the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games according to the all-around scores.
More than 300 gymnasts from 61 countries are competing for nine sets of medals. “Fairy Tales will come to life" is the motto of the championships.
Nine gymnasts are representing Azerbaijan at the World Championship, which is being held at the National Gymnastics Arena. Zohra Agamirova, Veronika Hudis, Yelyzaveta Luzan and Maryam Safarova perform in individual competitions. Ayshan Bayramova, Diana Ahmadbayli, Aliya Pashayeva, Zeynab Hummatova and Darya Sorokina participate in group exercises as part of the Azerbaijani team.