Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Azerbaijan is doing everything to attract more viewers to the upcoming FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku, Russian trampoline gymnast, Olympic silver medalist Dmitry Ushakov told Trend Feb. 17.
He said that Baku has great experience in holding sports competitions.
Azerbaijan hosted the 2016 Baku World Cup, which was the first event of the 2016 FIG World Cup series, as well as Baku 2015 European Games held at the level of the Olympic Games, Ushakov said, adding that no one should have any complaints regarding the organization of the competition.
The Russian gymnast particularly appreciated the lighting effect of the hall of the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku.
The lightning effect of the arena’s hall makes the show look more spectacular and interesting for the viewers, because it’s necessary to attract them to trampoline gymnastics, he said.
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.
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