Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Azerbaijan succeeded to organize an unforgettable sports festival for athletes and fans, Uzbek female gymnast Ekaterina Khilko, who is participating in the FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics in Baku, told Trend March 5.
"The arena is wonderful," Khilko said. "We have been here at the training camp for almost ten days, and I'd like to say that the organizational work done by Azerbaijan is simply outstanding."
The athlete said that the FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics in Baku is the first serious competition this year, and she would like to successfully perform at it.
Khilko today scored 98.125 points and ranked fourth in the qualification event.
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.