The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships are returning to Baku after 14 years.

Elegant gymnasts will test their strength at National Gymnastics Arena in the course of 7 days from September 16-22.

Both individual gymnasts and teams in group exercises will compete in the all-around and apparatus finals.

The world championships are a qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The first 16 individual gymnasts (max. 2 gymnasts per country) in the all-around ranking will qualify for the Tokyo 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 5 teams will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games according to the all-around scores.