Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
Spanish athletes are very happy to perform in the competitions held in Baku, says Jose Luis Díez, chargé d'affaires of Spanish embassy in Azerbaijan.
There are all the conditions for holding sports competitions in the Azerbaijani capital, he told Trend Feb. 20.
"I was in Azerbaijan during the First European Games in 2015. More than 200 Spanish athletes participated in the Games. We were impressed by the conditions created for all the athletes, as well as with sports facilities," he said.
He added that the opening ceremony of the FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics in Baku was magnificent.
Díez also said Spanish gymnasts will compete for medals on the final day of the FIG World Challenge Cup.
"I hope Spanish gymnasts can win several medals," he added.
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.