UK athlete: phenomenal atmosphere in Baku at FIG World Cup (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
There is a phenomenal atmosphere at the FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku, UK silver medalist of the World and European Championships Lucie Colebeck told Trend Feb. 18.
She said that she was very happy with her performance.
The UK female athlete noted that she was able to overcome the excitement at the beginning.
The lightning effect at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku is very nicely done, it looks spectacular, she added.
The female gymnast said that she will try to win a medal in the finals on Feb. 19.
The first day of the new Olympic cycle’s first World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling has kicked off at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku.
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.
The World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku will end Feb. 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 on the first day of the competitions will be followed by finals the next day.
Among famous men trampoline athletes, there will be Olympic Games’ gold medalist Uladzislau Hancharou (Belarus), silver medalist Dmitry Ushakov (Russia), the medalists of the World Championships Sebastien Martiny (France), Andrey Yudin (Russia), Mikhail Melnik (Russia), while among women trampoline athletes there will be Tatsiana Piatrenia (Belarus) and Anna Kornetskaya (Russia).
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