Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11
The arena in native city and the fans will encourage for achieving the highest result at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup, to be held in Baku on March 14-17, Azerbaijani gymnast Ivan Tikhonov told Trend on March 11.
“The preparation for the World Cup is being held smoothly,” the gymnast said.
“I have had the final training and I think I have showed a good result,” Tikhonov said, adding that he hopes to show the best result at the competitions.
Speaking about the chances of winning, the gymnast expressed hope that he will reach the finals.
“The competition at the World Cup will be strong taking into account the big number of athletes from various countries,” he added.
The FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup among men and women, to be held in the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku on March 14-17, will bring together the strongest gymnasts from 41 countries.
The competition has an important role for athletes willing to participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Meanwhile, 121 male gymnasts and 49 female gymnasts will compete at the World Cup for obtaining a license for the Olympic Games. The athletes with the highest scores will also receive the traditional AGF Trophy Cup.