Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12
By Jani Babayeva - Trend:
The strongest gymnasts will arrive at the World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling, which will be held in Baku on Feb. 16-17, Azerbaijani trampoline athlete Ilya Grishunin told Trend.
"After an injury the workout is a bit hard, and today it's only the sixth workout. There is little time left, but we count on our experience. Since the Cup is licensed as part of the qualification for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, the strongest gymnasts will come to Baku," he said.
Speaking about the chances of getting into the Cup final, the Azerbaijani gymnast said that it is necessary to perform the program steadily.
"In our sport, everything is possible, so you need to consistently go through what you have in mind. I think there will be a chance. Psychologically, I set the task to get to the final, and there I’ll compete for a place in the top three," the athlete added.
The gymnast also stressed that he knows what score he needs to achieve in the Cup in order to get a license for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.
The World Cup in Trampoline and Tumbling will be held Feb. 16-17 in Baku.
About 300 gymnasts from 31 countries will take part in the World Cup.
Eight FIG World Cups in Trampoline will be held in 2019 and 2020 and two of these World Cups will be held in Baku.
Baku hosted the European Championship in Trampoline in 2018. The representatives from 26 countries participated in the championship. The World Cups were organized in 2016 and 2017.