Baku, Azerbaijan, June 15
By Emin Aliyev - Trend:
Performing at home is great responsibility - everyone just expect the best result from you, Azerbaijani rhythmic gymnastics team member, Siana Vasileva said on June 15.
She went on to add that Azerbaijani athletes still coped with their tasks and performed well.
"Everybody is happy and this is the most important thing," Siana Vasileva said.
"The girls performed for the national team. They were a bit nervous, but still they did it well. We felt proud when they got medals and also felt happy that everything ended well," the gymnast said.
Siana Vasileva went on to add that Azerbaijani squad performed the sixth in the team event, and Bulgarian and French teams were supposed to perform after them.
"Of course, it was impossible to say for sure, but we all felt that we will win a medal," she concluded.
Azerbaijani team won the silver medals in group performances with three balls and two ribbons at the 30th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani athletes' performance was accompanied by prominent Azerbaijani singer Muslim Magomayev's song 'Blue Eternity'.
They scored 17.650 points.
Russian team won the gold medals, scoring 18.366 points, while athletes from Bulgaria came third with 17.583 points.
Azerbaijani gymnast Jala Piriyeva won the second place in individual competitions with the hoop.
Earlier, Azerbaijani gymnasts came third in team competition among the junior athletes.
The 30th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships took off on June 13 at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Some 258 gymnasts from 33 countries competed for nine sets of awards in the tournament that was held in Baku for the third time.
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