Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
Azerbaijani gymnast Oleg Stepko has advanced to the finals in the vault exercises at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics, being held in Baku.
After two attempts in the qualification event, he scored 14.325 points, sharing third-fourth places with Canada's Scott Morgan.
Japanese athlete Kenzo Shirai came in first in the qualification event, scoring 14.850 points.
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.