Tashkent hosted the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, organized by the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the National Olympic Committee, Uzbekistan Gymnastics Federation and the International Gymnastics Federation.
73 strongest gymnasts from Armenia, Australia, the United States, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Malaysia, Moldova, Mexico, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Thailand, Ukraine, Estonia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan competed in individual and group exercises.
In group exercises with 3 hoops and 2 pairs of clubs, the Russian national team won the first place. In exercises with 5 balls, Ukrainian gymnasts climbed to the highest step of the podium.
In the group all-around exercises with 5 balls, 3 hoops and 2 pairs of clubs the national team of Uzbekistan – Dinara Ravshanbekova, Sofiyabonu Kosimova, Kamola Irnazarova, Ksenia Alexandrova and Sevara Safoyeva won the silver medal. The Russian national team won the gold medal, and the Ukrainian national team won the bronze medal.
In the individual exercises with individual subjects there was no equal to Russians Alexandra Soldatova and Anastasia Guzenkova. Beating all rivals, Alexandra won a gold medal in exercises with a ball, a hoop and clubs, and Anastasia once again proved that she has no equal in an exercise with a ribbon. A. Soldatova won her next gold medal in all-round too.