Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Performing at home in Baku is quite exciting than in competitions abroad, said Azerbaijani athlete Ruslan Aghamirov, who represents the country at the FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics.
Aghamirov today scored 45.840 in compulsory and 55.770 in floor exercises, and came in fourth in qualifications with a total score of 101.610.
"Trampoline gymnastics is such a kind of sports where you need to constantly deal with anxiety, so you have to adjust yourself," he told reporters March 5.
He also said that one of the goals in 2016 is to successfully perform at the European Championships, to be held in late March.
The FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics kicked off March 5 at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, and will end on March 6.
Athletes from Europe, Japan, Australia and the US are participating in the World Cup.
Azerbaijan will be represented at the World Cup by Ilya Grishunin, Oleg Piunov, Dmitriy Fedorovskiy, Ruslan Aghamirov, Sviatlana Makshtarova and Sabina Zaitseva.
Overall, 77 gymnasts (46 men and 31 women), who represent 17 countries, are to participate in the competitions.
Following the first day of the qualification event, the competitions will complete by finals on March 6.
During the competitions, spectators will have an opportunity to participate in various contests and receive gifts from organizers.
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