Baku, Azerbaijan, June 4
Yana Kudryavtseva, Russia's absolute world champion in rhythmic gymnastics, intends to show the maximum result at the first European Games to be held in Baku on June 12-28.
"The coaches never give me a specific task to compete for the first place," Kudryavtseva told Tass. "Moreover, all athletes are very superstitious and prefer not to talk about their medal plans. Therefore, my main task is to perform in Baku as we performed at the training. I will try to show a maximum result. I do not think about the medals. "
"Of course, Rita Mamun and Sasha Soldatova are among the main rivals to reach the Olympics-2016," she said. "Soldatova has huge potential."
The Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship in Baku will be held on June 17-21.
Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent that will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
Edited by CN