Olympic champion: National Gymnastics Arena in Baku fabulous
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.16
By Sara Israfilbayova - Trend:
Baku and the National Gymnastics Arena are fabulous, Dong Dong, Chinese trampoline gymnast and 2012 Olympic champion, told Trend.
He went on to say that all gymnasts, taking part at the World Cup in Baku, have the same chances of winning.
Further, the trampolinist stressed that so far, Azerbaijan has held many World Cups and Championships, adding that this is his first time coming here.
According to the gymnast, French, Japanese, Russian and Belarusian teams are the strongest teams at this World Cup.
The World Cup in Trampoline and Tumbling is set to run from February 16 to 17 in Baku. Some 200 gymnasts from 30 countries will take part in the championship.
Such athletes as Uladzislau Hancharou, Rosannagh MacLennan, Jason Burnett, Dong Dong, Gao Lei, Dmitry Ushakov and Bryony Page will compete in this World Cup.
Azerbaijan is represented by Veronika Zemlianaia in the individual program, Ruslan Aghamirov, Ilya Grishunin and Oleg Piunov in the individual and synchronized men's programs, and Mikhail Malkin on the acrobatic track at the World Cup.
Six World Cups in Trampoline will be held in 2019 and 2020, with two of them being held in Baku.
Last year, Baku hosted the European Trampoline Championships, with the participation of 26 countries, with the World Cups organized in 2016 and 2017.
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