Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
Azerbaijani gymnasts successfully started their performance at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics, which kicked off in Baku Feb. 19.
Four Azerbaijani gymnasts advanced to the finals on the first day of the event.
Thus, Yulia Inshina advanced to the uneven bars finals, Oleg Stepko - the rings finals, Maria Smirnova - the vault finals, and Petro Pahnyuk - the floor exercise finals.
The FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics kicked off in Baku Feb. 19 and is to end Feb. 21. As many as 45 male and 22 female gymnasts will compete for medals in apparatus finals of the World Challenge Cup.
In general, athletes from 19 countries are to participate in the event.
Men's and women's qualifications on the first two days of the competitions will be followed by apparatus finals on the last day.