Yesterday, September 21, young athletes from all over Ukraine, as well as from abroad gathered in Uzhgorod sports complex "Yunist". The traditional International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament "Carpathia" has started there, the press service of Uzhgorod City Council reported.
The competition is taking place in the regional center of Transcarpathia annually, and this one is already twelfth. Among the international participants, who came to Uzhgorod, there are representatives of Slovakia, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in addition, there are gymnasts from the United States and Switzerland. In total, around fifty teams and almost 700 participants are taking part in the competition.
The tournament started with show performances, after which a parade and the official opening of the "Carpathia 2018" took place. In particular, the participants were greeted by the Deputy Mayor of Uzhgorod Oleksandr Bilak, the head of the Youth and Sports Department of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Vitaliy Erfan, the head of the Transcarpathian Gymnastics Federation Valentyna Plavayko.
Judges of national and international categories will be rating the young gymnasts. The competitions will continue this weekend. The final performances of the participants will begin on Sunday, September 23, at 9.00.