Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17
By Jani Babayeva - Trend:
The opening ceremony of the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Baku was so spectacular that we could not look away, Ramila Hasanli, a spectator of the championships, told Trend.
"We often come to the National Gymnastics Arena to watch the competition. My daughter is engaged in artistic gymnastics, and therefore from the age of 4 I bring her here. It gives my daughter an incentive to train harder. Watching famous gymnasts as they perform elaborate elements, she gets inspired and shows good results herself," the spectator said.
Ramila Hasanli noted that the European Championships are being held in a magnificent way.
"We are watching with great interest the competition from start to finish," she added.
The second day of the 35th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships was held in the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku May 17.
The qualifying competitions of senior female gymnasts in the individual program in exercises with a hoop and a ball were held on the second day.
The 35th Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships will last until May 19. During the four-day championships, senior female gymnasts will perform in the individual program, while junior gymnasts will participate in the group exercise program. Athletes from 35 countries are taking part in the championships.
Azerbaijan is represented by Zohra Agamirova and Veronika Hudis in the individual program, and a team consisting of Madina Asadova, Laman Alimuradova, Seljan Hajizade, Milana Akbarova, Farida Safiyarzade in group exercises.