Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12
Famous former Russian gymnast Yana Batyrshina has been announced as an ambassador for the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships to be held in Baku Sept. 16-22, Trend reports with reference to Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF).
The International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) officially confirmed Batyrshina’s candidacy.
The repeated World Champion, the prizewinner of the Olympic Games 1996 in Atlanta will be a part of the special program for promotion and advertisement of the Baku’s World Championships. As part of this program, the meetings with fans and other events are planned to be held.
After finishing her sports career, Batyrshina began to work on TV. Since 2000, she has been a TV host for a number of programs on various Russian TV channels.
In 2001, she started to work at the “Stolitsa” (Capital) TV Channel for hosting the sports news for the next two years. She was noticed by the employees of the “Sport” TV Channel and was invited to work there. She had been working at the “Sport” TV Channel till 2012.
At the same time, Batyrshina appeared on the other projects as well. For example, in 2002, the spectators saw her in the TV game show "Fort Boyard", and two years later, the former athlete acted as the host of the "People's Artist" musical show.