Belarus can get the right to host Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in 2019.
It is one of the three tournaments in rhythmic gymnastics officially organized by International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG).
“World Cups are becoming increasingly important, they are the second qualification for the Olympic Games,” Nellie Kim, five-time Olympic champion and FIG vice-president said at a press conference in Minsk on 1 August.
She announced that Belarus is preparing documents to submit an application for hosting the World Cup in 2019-2020.
On 4-6 August the FIG World Challenge Cup 2017 – BSB Bank will gather athletes from 24 countries in Minsk.
Athletes from 24 countries will compete in the Belarusian capital. Belarus is represented by eight gymnasts, including 2016 Olympic Games finalist Yekaterina Galkina and 2017 European Championships bronze medalist Alina Gornosko.
It is expected that the competitions in Belarus will be attended by FIG President Morinari Watanabe.
For gymnasts, the FIG World Challenge Cup 2017 in Minsk is a rehearsal ahead of the 35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2017 in Pesaro, Italy.