UK delegation amazed by Baku World Cup organization - coach (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
The UK delegation is amazed by the level of organization of the World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku, head of the delegation Zoe Styles told Trend.
Everyone in Baku is very friendly and always willing to help, according to her.
Styles said they have not seen the National Gymnastics Arena completely due to the recent arrival, but they cannot wait to start training.
She noted that a very young team from the UK came to Baku, adding that one of the gymnasts is 16-17 and this is his first international adult competition.
There are two other girls – one of them took the second place at the recent world championship, the second girl is also a very strong athlete, who won several medals at the European and world championships, according to her.
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.