Azerbaijani gymnasts ready to do their best at Baku World Cup (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 14
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Azerbaijani gymnasts are ready to do their best at the upcoming FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku, Ilya Grishunin and Oleg Piunov, members of the Azerbaijani national team in trampoline gymnastics, told Trend Feb. 14.
Grishunin said that his team was preparing very thoroughly for the competition.
He said that the gymnasts pin hopes on the trampoline synchro pairs programs. He noted that the rivalry is high, but the gymnasts will fight for the medals.
In turn, Piunov noted the high level of organization of training sessions and competitions in the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku.
“I believe that this World Cup was prepared and organized best of all,” Piunov said. “The conditions are great, everyone helps us.”
Piunov and Grishunin also called on all fans of gymnastics to come to the National Gymnastics Arena and support the team.
The new Olympic cycle’s first World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling will take place in 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.