Azerbaijani gymnasts reach FIG World Cup finals in hoop exercises (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 27
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Azerbaijan's group team consisting of Ayshan Bayramova, Diana Doman, Zeynab Hummatova, Aliya Pashayeva and Siyana Vasileva has reached finals at the FIG World Cup in Rhythmic Gymnastics in the exercises with hoop on April 27.
In the qualification stage, the gymnasts representing Azerbaijan scored 17,150 points and took the sixth place, which allowed them to reach the finals.
The teams of Bulgaria, Italy, Ukraine, Belarus, Israel, Japan and Finland also entered the finals.
The gymnasts will participate in qualifying exercises with balls and ribbons on April 28, and the finals in both disciplines will be held on April 29.
The FIG World Cup in Rhythmic Gymnastics kicked off in Baku on April 27.
The gymnasts are performing in the individual hoop and ball events and in group exercises with five hoops on the first days of qualifying competitions.
Azerbaijan on the first day of the competitions is represented by Veronika Hudis and Zohra Aghamirova in individual exercises, as well as a group team consisting of Ayshan Bayramova, Diana Doman, Zeynab Hummatova, Aliya Pashayeva and Siyana Vasileva.
The World Cup in Rhythmic Gymnastics is being held in Baku for the sixth time. Some 127 gymnasts from 26 countries are participating in the tournament. Of these, 44 athletes are performing in individual programs, while 83 gymnasts are competing as team members in group exercises.
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