Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
The FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics has been organized at a very high level in Baku, Brazilian gymnast Flavia Lopes Saraiva told Trend Feb. 20.
"I am very pleased to perform at such a wonderful arena," she said. "The excellent conditions have been created for athletes. I am pleased with my results. I think that I will perform well in the final competition Feb. 21."
Saraiva has advanced to the balance beam and uneven bars finals.
She is also one of the leaders in the floor exercise qualification.
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.