Baku, Azerbaijan, May 31
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The 2016 FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics will take place in Azerbaijan's capital Baku on July 22-24, said the message of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) May 31.
Thus, Baku spectators will have a unique opportunity to see the performances of eminent gymnasts from 22 countries of the world, two weeks prior to the year's main event - Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Thirty four gymnasts and 11 teams in group exercises will compete for the medals in the first two days of competitions. Apparatus finals will be held on the last day of the event.
Also, As for the Azerbaijani athletes, the First European Games' silver medalist, the European Championships' bronze medalist, participant of the upcoming Olympic Games Marina Durunda, as well as holder of the European Championships' "silver" among juniors Zhala Piriyeva, who has just commenced to compete in senior program, will take part in the event.
Siyana Vasileva, Ayshan Bayramova, Aleksandra Platonova, Diana Doman and Elif Zeynep Celep will represent Azerbaijan in group exercises at the competitions.
The opening ceremony will be held on July 22, directed by the Head Coach of the National Team Mariana Vasileva. The traditional Gala will take place on July 24, where young Azerbaijani gymnasts will perform for the public.
Tickets for events can be purchased at the ticket office of the National Gymnastics Arena, as well as at "Bazarstore" supermarket (Khatai, "28 Mall" shopping center). Ticket prices range from 5 to 20 Azerbaijani manats. A discount is available when tickets purchased for all three days of competitions. Moreover, students can benefit from special discount.
More detailed information can be found by calling (+994 12/51 566-96-99), as well as on official website of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (www.agf.az).
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