Gymnast: Wonderful conditions for trainings created in Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Wonderful conditions are created for training sessions in rhythmic gymnastics in Baku, Finnish female individual rhythmic gymnast Jouki Tikkanen said in an interview with Trend Nov. 28.
Tikkanen said that she arrives in Baku for the fourth time already and she is familiar with the city.
Tikkanen added that first time she visited Baku with her head coach Titta Heikkila, because she knows the head coach of the Azerbaijani national team Mariana Vasileva and that they are close friends.
Tikkanen noted that wonderful conditions for trainings are created at Azerbaijan’s National Gymnastics Arena.
The Finnish female gymnast said that this time she arrived in Baku without her coach, adding that Azerbaijani coach Vafa Bakarova currently heads her trainings.
Tikkanen noted that currently, her main goal is to prepare for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
She said that she would also like to repeat her success at the 2014 World Championships in Izmir, Turkey, where she qualified for the all-around finals finishing in 17th position.
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