Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 9
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The level of coaching skills in Azerbaijan, especially in rhythmic gymnastics, has grown rapidly in recent years, said Hardy Fink, an expert with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), responding to Trend’s question.
Over the past 10 years, Azerbaijan has rapidly become one of the most advanced countries in rhythmic gymnastics, he noted.
The country has created conditions for development of rhythmic gymnastics, which cannot be seen in other countries, said Fink.
“I have not seen such conditions in other countries – a big number of carpets, all the necessary equipment for gymnasts,” added the FIG expert.
Coaching courses of the highest (third) level, organized by experts of the Academy of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for local coaches, kicked off in Baku Jan. 9.
Speaking about the courses, Fink noted that the courses will help coaches to better understand the anatomy and physiology of athletes and prevent mistakes that may occur in the early stages of training.
A total of 22 coaches from Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria are taking part in the courses.