Excellent conditions for gymnasts in Azerbaijan: RSA’s Zoonekynd
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Excellent conditions have been created for gymnasts in Azerbaijan, Bianca Zoonekynd, South African gymnast, multiple medalist of World Championships, told Trend Feb. 10.
“What I saw here amazed me. In South Africa, such conditions are almost impossible to find. Baku is a new place for me. I've never been here before. The city is beautiful but chilly as we arrived from the Southern Hemisphere where it is summer now. In general, everything is very good,” she said.
She added that her main task is a good performance.
“If I can do all the elements I am preparing, I would be happy. I qualified for the World Games, will prepare hard for them. I look forward to the start of the competition to feel the atmosphere in the stands,” Zoonekynd said.
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.