Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5
By Sabina Ahmadova, Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The upcoming championship in Baku promises to be amazing, head of the Technical Committee for Rhythmic Gymnastics of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) Heide Bruneder said at a press conference in Baku on April 5.
The Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championship will be held in Baku from June 13 to June 15.
"We are sure it will be beautiful and amazing competition," Bruneder said, and wished the hosting country good luck.
Bruneder also appreciated good preparation of the organization for the upcoming event, and praised Baku's National Gymnastics Arena.
"I can say that it is amazing. The place for the training and competition is perfect, beautiful," she said. "We are not here for the first time for the European championships , and we got the possibility to see the new arena, it is amazing."
Further, Bruneder revealed the new format of the upcoming competition. In particular, she said, the new format will apply to the competition of the junior teams.
"Before we had competition with maximum four gymnasts and each gymnast could perform only one exercise. It means only 4 exercises for each country," Bruneder said.
And now, according to Bruneder, it was decided for the juniors to perform eight exercises. "But we will only count six best scores per team," she said.
She stressed that Azerbaijan has two gymnasts among 20 of Europe's best, all of whom are present in the group A of the competition.
Bruneder also mentioned that the forthcoming championship is special.
"We will have the 30th anniversary, and it will be the first competition in this new beautiful arena," she said.
Follow us on Twitter @TRENDNewsAgency