Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
The Azerbaijani gymnast Mikhail Malkin says that he has been seriously preparing for the World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling, to be held in Baku on Feb. 18-19.
“I have made my program more complex. If I perform all my combinations, I would be able to compete for the top spots,” he told Trend.
“I invite all spectators to cheer for us and also encourage them to believe in our team. Overall, I am sure the World Cup in Baku will pass excellently.”
“We will try to perform well and will continue to prepare for the World Championship to be held in November in Bulgaria,” he added.
The new Olympic cycle’s first World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling will take place in the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku on February 18-19.
Eighty-five trampoline and tumbling gymnasts from 15 countries will test their strength on the basis of the new Code of Points coming into force in 2017.
The qualifications to take place on the first day of the competitions will be followed by finals the next day.
At these events, Azerbaijan will be represented by Ilya Grishunin, Oleg Piunov, Ruslan Aghamirov, Sviatlana Makshtarova and Veronika Zemlianaia in the trampoline individual and synchro pairs programs, as well as by Mikhail Malkin on the tumbling track.