The world championship of rhythmic gymnastics will start in Kitakyushu City, and on the 27th, the first day of the tournament, qualifying and finals will be held with hoops and balls for individual events.

From Japan, Sumire Kita and Chisaki Oiwa, the representatives of the Tokyo Olympics, will participate and aim to advance to the top.

The World Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics, which will be held in Japan for the first time in 12 years, will be held in Kitakyushu from the 27th to the 31st, following the World Championships in Gymnastics held until the 24th of this month.

Approximately 170 athletes participated in the tournament, and from Japan, Tokyo Olympics representatives Kida and Oiwa, and Kaho Minagawa, who won the bronze medal in the hoop of each event of the world championship four years ago, participated. To do.

In addition, Sayuri Sugimoto and Rie Matsubara, who were captains of the Tokyo Olympics, will participate in the group.

On the 27th, the first day of the tournament, the hoop and ball qualifying and finals of individual events were held, and Kida who participated in the qualifying scored 23.950 for the hoop and 25.650 for the ball.

Oiwa also scored 20.750 on the hoop and 24.450 on the ball.

The top eight players will advance to the event-specific finals scheduled for the night of the 27th.

Similar to the World Gymnastics Championships, the tournament can be used by spectators by utilizing the government's "vaccine / test package" that proves that it has been vaccinated with the new coronavirus and that the test was negative. It will be held up to the maximum number of seats.