Nothing extraordinary happened in the Azerbaijani National Calisthenics Championship, Altay Hasanov, the Vice President of the Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation, told Trend. He noted that a pleasant surprise by Dinara Gimatova, who has become an absolute champion of the tournament. She proved herself as a true leader of the national team, he added Hasanov noted that the high level of rivalry. Fire in the eyes of growing generation of gymnasts allow to state with confidence that in a year or two can show a real battle for leaders of the combined teams and take out several medal of them, he assures.
In October 2002, when Mehriban Aliyeva, the First Lady, was appointed the president of the National Gymnastic Federation, we had number of difficult commitments to achieve the world recognition to our gymnasts, to improve our coaches, to bring up judges of international level. First it was decided to consolidate the national gymnastic combined team. We succeeded to establish close contacts with the leadership of the Russian gymnastic school the strongest throughout the world. A number of joint training of the Azerbaijani coaches in Russia and other measures yielded brilliant results today the achievements by the gymnast best mirror our merits, Hasanov underscored.
The Vice President of the National Gymnastics Federation in particular marked the gold medal won by the group in the tournament in Tallinn in the beginning of the year. This can be bravely called as fantastic achievement, as a year ago an idea about gold for a group might sound at least amazing. But what about 4 gold medals won by a young Azerbaijani gymnast Zeynab Javadli in the tournaments in Slovenia? She created a furore, leaving behind many rivals in the tournaments, he noted with proud.
Our sportsmen with their brilliant achievements could make speak about Azerbaijan as a gymnastic power. They also made all to get accustomed to medals. At the moment the Gymnastics Federation plans to obtain several licenses for the forthcoming Beijing Olympic games, he underlined.
Hasanov noted that despite of busy schedule Mehriban Aliyeva, the President of the Gymnastic Federation, as a very attentive and responsible person, never forgets about the activities of the gymnastics Federation. Many problems are resolved namely through her tips, her visions on the concrete situation. Besides, this is not in her style to give up the activities on the halfway. It is not secret all achievements gained the national gymnastics is linked with her name, she underlined.
Concerning the future and perspective development of gymnastics in the country Hasanov said that they are closely linked with the flow of new forces in the gymnastic section. There is a flow and every day more and more children desire to go in for this sport, he underlined.