Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
By Jani Babayeva - Trend:
Interest in rhythmic gymnastics has significantly increased in Azerbaijan over the past five years, Leyla Taghizade, a spectator at the 25th Azerbaijan Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics, told Trend Dec. 7.
"Of course, the role of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation is undeniable in this," she said.
Taghizade noted that she came to the National Gymnastics Arena to support her daughter participating in the competitions.
"My daughter is training at the Ojag Sports Club," she added. "She started gymnastics at the age of five. I saw that she was interested in this sport. I can say that it is not an easy kind of sport, at first it was difficult. Now my daughter participates in both national and international competitions - it is a great experience."
The second day of the 25th Azerbaijan Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics is underway in the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku.
The 25th Azerbaijan Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics will run until Dec. 9.
Within the first three days, individual gymnasts are competing in the age categories of "youngsters", "pre-juniors", "juniors", while the teams in group exercises are divided into the age groups of "youngsters" and "pre-juniors".
Among the competitors, there are representatives of the Ojag Sports club, Baku Gymnastics School, Republican Complex Sports School, the AyUlduz club, Zirva International Sports Club, Sarhadchi Sports Olympic Center, Aquatic Palace, Zabrat Sports Club, as well Sumqait, Gusar, Ganja, Mingachevir, Ismayilli, Kurdamir, Shirvan and Goychay.
On the last day of the events, the 5th Interregional Cup will commence. The representatives of Azerbaijani districts will perform in both individual and group exercises at the Interregional Cup.