Russia, Azerbaijan lead in team events at gymnastics championship in Baku (UPDATE)(PHOTO)

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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 13

By Emin Aliyev - Trend:

Azerbaijani gymnast Jala Piriyeva is currently in the lead in the qualifying junior tournament, after the performances of the A and B groups at the 30th Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships being held in Baku.

Piriyeva received a total of 31.466 points from the judges: 16.100 points for the composition with a hoop and 15.366 for the performance with the ball.

Moreover, another leading gymnast of the national team, Zuleikha Ismayilova took the second place in the group A. She received 30.349 points from the judges: 15.083 and 15.266 points for the performance with a hoop and the ball, respectively.

Greek athlete Eleni Kelaiditi took the third place in the individual performance with 29,783 points.

In the team performance, Azerbaijani squad slipped to the second place, being behind the Russian team, the athletes of which scored a total of 62.366 points.

Azerbaijani team scored 61.815 points, and is followed by the Greek squad, which has 55.249 points.

The 30th Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships kicked off in the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on June 13.

Some 258 gymnasts from 33 countries compete for nine sets of awards in the tournament that is being held in Baku for the third time.

The qualifying individual junior tournaments in A, B and C groups are held on the first day of the competitions. Additionally, the group teams of seniors will perform with 10 clubs, as well as three balls and two ribbons today.

The official opening ceremony of the tournament will be held on June 13 as well. The championship itself will last till June 15.

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