FIG Baku World Cup important for Kazakh team - senior coach (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
The World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku is very important for the Kazakh team, Sergey Vertyankin, a senior coach of Kazakh national team for trampoline gymnastics, told Trend Feb. 10.
Kazakh athletes, along with representatives of South Africa, were among the first ones to arrive in Baku for the competitions, he noted.
Vertyankin said it is the second time his team will perform in Baku, and the team’s main task is to reach the finals of the competition.
He added that the Kazakh athletes can fight on equal terms with the strongest ones.
“Baku is a very friendly city, we love it here, so we came a bit earlier,” Vertyankin said. “There is a unique hall with excellent equipment here. I would like to wish prosperity and success to Azerbaijan and its athletes.”
The new Olympic cycle’s first World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling will take place at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku on February 18-19.
Eighty-five trampoline and tumbling gymnasts from 15 countries will test their strength on the basis of the new Code of Points coming into force in 2017.
The qualifications to take place on the first day of the competitions will be followed by finals the next day.
At these events, Azerbaijan will be represented by Ilya Grishunin, Oleg Piunov, Ruslan Aghamirov, Sviatlana Makshtarova and Veronika Zemlianaia in the trampoline individual and synchro pairs programs, as well as by Mikhail Malkin on the tumbling track.
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