Azerbaijan’s Stepko advances to horizontal bar finals at FIG gymnastics cup
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Azerbaijani gymnast Oleg Stepko has advanced to the finals in the horizontal bar exercises at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics, being held in Baku.
He scored 13.950 points, ranking seventh during the qualification event.
Turkish gymnast Umit Samiloglu shared the first place with Japanese gymnast Tomomasa Hasegawa.
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.