The opening ceremony of World Cup on rhythmic gymnastics was held in National Gymnastics Arena, Baku.
Report informs that 39 countries attended the event.
Ismayil Ismayilov, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan, said that Azerbaijan, known as a high-level organizer of sporting events on the international arena, hosts another sport event commencing today.
According to him, First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Mrs.
Ismayilov also said that generally, Baku has hosted many international gymnastics events over the past 16 years: "The organization of international competitions in all gymnastics disciplines has already become a tradition in our country. High-level organization of international events based on rich experience, certainly gives a great impetus to the development of gymnastics, including rhythmic gymnastics in the country by increasing the number of gymnastics fans year by year. Smoothly proceeding with its further development, the spectators gathered in this Arena for another World Cup will witness the intense contest that reflects elegance and determination of the famous rhythmic gymnasts. Undoubtedly, the participation of more than 200 athletes from 39 countries promises to have strong and interesting contest for the medals. Taking an opportunity, I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Head of State Mr.
After playing the national anthem, the competition commenced.