Five Azerbaijani Referees Awarded International Category
Azerbaijan, Baku, 10 Dec. / corr. Trend R. Ergun / The number of Azerbaijani referees with the international category on rhythmic gymnastics has grown.
There are five people, among them confirming their breve during the seminar in Minsk - Natalya Bulanova and Leyla Gambarova (2nd and 3rd categories accordingly), in Moscow - Valentina Ukleina (2nd category), and novices: a trainer of Trade unions sport community Nurlana Ali-zade and famous Azerbaijani gymnast Dinara Gimatova, presently, became a trainer in national team. They both got the fourth breve at the results of courses held in Moscow.
Thus, three experts of the International Federation (FİG), including Maria Shishkovska, head of Technical Committee from Poland, her Russian deputy Natalya Kuzmina and Irina Viner, newly appointed president of Federation of rhythmic gymnastics in Russia, were operating in the seminar, according to newly appointed referees.
All three experts appreciated preparedness and knowledge demonstrated during examinations. Especially Viner complimented for Dinara, her former pupil, who has succeeded in retraining from an excellent gymnast to a good referee, Alizade said.
Referees, who got breve degree for a new Olympic competition, will be able to take part in referees group of the 25th European championship on rhythmic gymnastics which is to be held on 15-17 May 2009 in Baku, according to the Azerbaijan Federation of gymnastics.
As concerns Gimatova's former friends in the team, Anna Gurbanova and Aliya Garayeva took part in the final round of Italian club championship of A1.
Gurbanova's team Komense -1872 occupied the sixth place scoring 92.8 points. Anna performed exercises with a hoop (16.35 points) and club (15.625 points). Her first result was again the highest one in the team.
Garayeva's club Ardor took the ninth position scoring 91.45 points. Aliya performed exercise with a ribbon scoring 15.65 points. Performing exercises with a skipping-rope, she got 17.275 points from referees and took the first place in this exercise.
But a champion title was shared between two teams, including Virtus represented by Ukrainian gymnast Anna Bessonova and Armonia represented by Russian gymnast Olga Struchkova.
Next weekend five gymnasts of the country will take part in two international tournaments in Russia and Ukraine. Aysha Mustafayeva and Yulia Semushkina, both 12, Laman Dadashli, 10, and Janet Mamedova, 9, will leave for Dmitrov situated near Moscow but Gulsum Shafizade, 11, to a town near the Dnepr River.
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