Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
Azerbaijani gymnast Oleg Stepko has advanced to the finals in the parallel bars exercises at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics, being held in Baku.
Stepko scored 15.700 points, ranking first.
Two Japanese athletes, two Turkish athletes and athletes from Spain, Israel and Belgium have advanced to the finals in the qualification event.
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.