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Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships? More Like Awkwardsthenics, Amirite?

I must have neglected to add this event to my calendar, because unbeknownst to me, the 30th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships are currently taking place in Moscow as we speak. The Telegraph has a, um, shall we say “slightly uncomfortable” photo gallery from the event, which contains “images from the first day of competition featuring rope and hoop disciplines.

I am trying to tread as lightly as possible here given the sensitivity of the topic I am about to bring up, but given the apparent ages of the competitors featured in the gallery, is it just me, or does anyone else get the impression that this the kind of event you might see Roman Polanski in the front row? Hey, it could happen.