Two hundred athletes from 25 countries will take part in the Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup competition organized for the first time in Bucharest on April 19-21, Irina Deleanu, President of the Romanian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, announced on Thursday, being quoted by Agerpres.Romania will be represented by national champion Alexandra Piscupescu (Olimpia Bucharest Sports Club), by Adriana Teocan (Olimpia Bucharest Sports Club), Diana Valeanu (CSS Resita) and Andrada Anton (CSU Oradea).“I hope I will win a medal in Bucharest. I am at home and the public will root for me,” Alexandra Piscupescu stated.“
We hope Alexandra Piscupescu will be present in all finals. She’s the best rhythmic gymnastics athlete in Romania, four time winner of the national title. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to qualify for London, maybe we’ll do it for Rio in 2016,” Irina Deleanu stated.Athletes from Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Japan, Israel, Italy, Moldova, Great Britain, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan will also take part in the competition. The prizes total EUR 20,000, including prizes in four events – hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon.