Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Baku received athletes from Israel very hospitably, says Israeli gymnast Andrei Medvedev, who arrived in Azerbaijan's capital to participate in the FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics.
"We early arrived in Baku for training and I'd like to say that fantastic conditions have been created here," he told Trend Feb. 20.
Commenting on his performance at the tournament, Medvedev said he has done it well.
"I'm satisfied with my results as it is my first start in this season," said the gymnast.
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.