By Prof. Bruno Grandi
I have the pleasure and sincere honour of welcoming you to the magnificent City of Moscow, the stage of Rhythmic Gymnastics' World Cup event.
It is a privilege to share in the emotions and experiences an event of this calibre has to offer, with its impressive bill of gymnasts from around the world. I am honoured to be here in a country with such high gymnastic potential, a country steeped in the fundamental values which are the cornerstones of the success and reputation of our sport. I am confident that Moscow will extend a warm welcome to our champions.
As President, and on behalf of the Authorities of the FIG and the international community of gymnastics as a whole, I would like to express my sincere gratitude. Many warm thanks to the City of Moscow, to its Authorities, to the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, to the sponsor, the media, and to all those who have contributed to the success of this event!
I wish the greatest success to our outstanding athletes, delegation members and officials, and declare my admiration for the many volunteers and enthusiastic public who make all this possible.
With my best wishes, and thank you Moscow!
Prof. Bruno Grandi
by Maria Szyszkowska (POL)
President of the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee.
Dear Friends of Gymnastics,
Traditionally, the Rhythmic Gymnastics community is looking forward to attending this FIG event and is very proud, that a World Championship will be hosted for the first time in Russia.
I am happy that the City of Moscow will give to our gymnasts the best conditions and facilities. All the Rhythmic Gymnastics community will receive a warm welcome and I know that these World Championships will be a success for Rhythmic fans, public, sponsors and the Local Organizing Committee.
As said, the event has a particular signification in this history of the discipline and I am delighted that our wonderful gymnasts will take this opportunity to share this extraordinary experience in Russia.
As President of the FIG Technical Committee and on behalf of my colleagues of the Technical Committee, I extend my warmest thanks to all those involved in the Organization.
To the spectators, to the media, I’m proud to confirm that the best of our sports will be in Moscow.
I wish full success to the gymnasts, delegation members, judges and officials and hope that these championships will meet all their expectations.
With my kind regards.