Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 21
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Azerbaijan has once again demonstrated the world the ability to organize major sports events at the highest level, Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ismail Alper Coskun told Trend Feb. 21.
"The organization of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Baku is at a very high level, as well as was the organization of the European Games 2015," Coskun said. "This causes great pride. In addition, today, on Feb.21, our athlete Ibrahim Colak [with a score of 15.450 points] won the gold medal in rings exercise, which also is our pride."
The ambassador said that the most important thing is that despite all the conflicts in the world, Azerbaijan managed to gather athletes from all over the world, and along with the sport message, sent a message of friendship to the world, adding that this fact was the most pleasing.
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 compete for medals in apparatus finals of the World Challenge Cup.