Baku, Azerbaijan, March 4
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Of course, all of us are about to live an historic moment - an entirely new gymnastics format, President of the European Union of Gymnastics Georges Guelzec said at an opening ceremony of Open Joint Azerbaijan Championships in Gymnastics March 4.
"I hope that you all, the spectators as well as the gymnasts, will utterly enjoy yourselves," he said.
"I wish all athletes and federations a lot of success for the test event of the 1st European Games," Guelzec said.
Open Joint Azerbaijan Championships in Gymnastics have started in Baku. This is the test championship on the eve of the European Games.
The official opening ceremony of Open Joint Azerbaijan Championships in Gymnastics was held in Baku on March 4.
Coming from 22 countries, 133 gymnasts will compete for medals both in the all-around and the individual competitions.
Such well-known gymnasts, as two-time absolute world champion Yana Kudryavtseva (Russia, rhythmic gymnastics), Olympic silver medalist Filip Ude (Croatia), European champion Alexander Shatilov (Israel, both - sports gymnastics) and other athletes arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan.