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Baton twirling
Twirling baton, 2010
Highest governing body Baton practice
First contested Europe and Asia, 19th century
Contact No
Mixed gender Yes
Type Gymnastic sport
Equipment Baton
Country or region Worldwide
Olympic No

Baton twirling is an art involving the manipulation of a metal rod and the performer's body to a coordinated routine. It is similar to rhythmic gymnastics or color guard.

The World Championships have the following events:

  • Freestyle Senior Women & Men
  • Junior Women and Men
  • Event accompanied by a compulsory/short programme event
    • strut
    • solo
    • dancetwirl
    • pairs
    • trios
    • show choir
  • Single baton, 2 batons, 3 batons
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