Rhythmic gymnastics World Championship will start in Baku today, APA reports.
312 sportsmen from 62 countries will compete in the event, which will last for 7 days.
The competition, held in National Gymnastics Arena, will be a chance for sportsmen to receive a license to Tokyo-2020 Summer Olympics.
Nine gymnasts will represent Azerbaijan at the World Championship, which will be held at the National Gymnastics Arena. Zohra Agamirova, Veronika Hudis, Yelyzaveta Luzan and Maryam Safarova will perform in individual competitions. Ayshan Bayramova, Diana Ahmadbayli, Aliya Pashayeva, Zeynab Hummatova and Darya Sorokina will participate in group exercises as part of the Azerbaijani team.
The championship will end on September 22 with a final exercise competition.