Azerbaijan ranks third in junior team event at European championship (PHOTO)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 14

By Aygun Badalova - Trend:

Azerbaijan ranked third in the junior team event at the 30th Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships in Baku.

Azerbaijan scored a total of 94.364 points.

Russia ranked first with 96.815 points, while Belarus settled for the second place with 94.715 points.

Azerbaijani gymnast Jala Piriyeva scored a total of 63.565 points on all performances. She received 16.100 points for the composition with a hoop, 15.366 points for performance with a ball, 15.983 and 16.116 points for the exercises with clubs and a ribbon, respectively.

Another leading gymnast of Azerbaijani team, Zuleikha Ismayilova received a total of 61.073 points on all performances. The gymnast received 15.083 points for the performance with a hoop, 15.266 points for the composition with a ball, 15.191 and 15.533 points for the exercises with clubs and a ribbon, respectively.

Vice President of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation, Altay Hasanov presented medals to the winners of the national squad at the awarding ceremony.

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.

Azerbaijani gymnasts took sixth place in the group team competitions of seniors performing with 10 clubs, as well as three balls and two ribbons on June 13 and the Azerbaijani team scored a total of 34.050 points.

Russian squad took the first place with 36.566 points and won the gold medal. Italy was second with 34.749 points, and the third was the team from Israel with 34.383 points.

The Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships in Baku will last till June 15.

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