13 June, 2017
Astana to host senior rhythmic and junior Asian competitions
AGU Media DOHA (QAT): Mongolia is top seeded followed by South Korea and Thailand at the Ninth Senior Rhythmic Asian Championships after the draw of lots were held last week.
The event will be held under the auspices of Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) at the Daulet National Tennis Center, Astana, Kazakhstan, from June 24-27.
Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Uzbekistan, China, Philippines, Chinese Taipei are the participating countries.
Astana had hosted the event twice in 2009 and 2010 while Changsha, China, had the honour to organise the inaugural edition in 1996.
Yangzhou, China, hosted in 2004 while the competition was twice held in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), with Surat (India) and Jecheon (South Korea) were the other venues.
As many as 150 gymnasts from 15 countries will take part in the event jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Gymnastic Federation of Kazakhstan and Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics of Astana.
There will be four competitions in the individuals and two in the group categories.
The individual include qualifying individual competition with team ranking (Competition I), all-around final (Competition II), apparatus finals (Competition III) while the group has general competition (Competition I) and groups competition finals (Competition III).
The National Tennis Center (NTC) venue is a modern sport complex with a central court for 2700 seats. There are three additional courts for trainings with advanced television and audio equipment, snack bars, dressing rooms and showers while the Central Outdoor Tennis Court have 1210 seats and seven more courts as well as two indoor courts (hard) with RuKort surface.
Meanwhile, the 15th Junior Rhythmic Asian Championships will also be held concurrently with the senior tournament in Astana.
Chinese Taipei, Japan, China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan and South Korea are the seeded teams.
Results of the Junior Draw of lot in attachment files