Azerbaijani gymnast reaches finals at FIG World Cup in Baku (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Azerbaijani gymnast in tumbling Mikhail Malkin has reached the finals of the FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku.
Malkin took the fourth place in qualifications for the finals by scoring 66.800 points.
Representative of Russia Grigory Noskov (73.300 points) took the first place, while UK athletes Kallum Mulhall and Elliott Browne (69.700 points and 66.900 points, respectively) took the second and the third places in qualifications.
Representatives of Uzbekistan Shavkatjon Jonibekov and Murodjon Isakov, as well as Kazakh athletes Zukhriddin Imamov and Rustam Yussupov were also qualifying for the finals.
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 is 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 are testing 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.
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) are taking part in the competitions among famous men trampoline athletes, while Tatsiana Piatrenia (Belarus) and Anna Kornetskaya (Russia) are participating among women trampoline athletes.
At tumbling men’s events, the World Championships silver medalist Grigory Noskov (Russia) is performing on the tumbling track, while at women’s competitions, gold winner of the European Championships Anna Korobeinikova (Russia), as well as silver medalist of the World and European Championships Lucie Colebeck (UK) and other gymnasts are demonstrating their mastery.