Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Azerbaijani gymnast Petro Pakhnyuk says he has performed quite well in the floor exercises at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics, being held in Baku.
"But there will be a tough competition in the finals," he told Trend Feb. 20. "I want to perform adequately. However, the result is not the most important thing."
Pakhnyuk is also very happy with a recent victory over the famous Japanese gymnast, Kenzo Shirai, in the floor exercises.
"I'll be constantly telling my children about my victory over Shirai," he said.
The gymnast added that he must continue working to improve his results.
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.