Russian athletes praise National Gymnastics Arena in Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 4
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The National Gymnastics Arena in Baku is magnificent and athletes always want to constantly perform here, Dmitry Ushakov and Mikhail Melnik, Russian trampoline gymnasts, told Trend on March 4.
Russian athletes will participate in the FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics in Baku in individual and synchronized competitions.
"We arrived to compete with the world's strongest athletes and try to be among the top three winners," Melnik said. "We have been waiting for this. We like that the FIG World Cup will be held in Azerbaijan."
Melnik recalled that they have already participated in the Baku 2015 European Games.
Ushakov said that he expects to perform well in the competition.
"We would like to see the performances of the competitors, and try our own combinations, which we've prepared for this year. So, the first stage is really important. We've been looking forward to the Baku cup, since we want to test ourselves, and see what the opponents can do," he said.
The FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics will be held at the National Gymnastics Arena March 5-6.
Overall, 77 gymnasts (46 men and 31 women), representing 17 countries, will participate in the tournament.