Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17
By Vahid Bayramov - Trend:
The opening of the 35th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, held at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, was very effective both in terms of choreography and staging, famous pianist, composer and People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Farhad Badalbeyli told Trend on May 17.
"It’s fortunate that we have such a luxurious arena in Baku, where such a festival of beauty, youth and sport takes place. I am amazed by the spectacular opening of the European Championship in rhythmic gymnastics both in terms of choreography and staging. In general, all the events held in Azerbaijan, be it the opening of the European Games, the Islamic Solidarity Games or the European Championships, all of them are held at the highest level,” Badalbeyli said.
Noting the significance of such competitions in Azerbaijan, the people’s artist stressed that here children can learn and be closer to sports, art, and music.
“Gymnastics is not only sport, but also art. I invite everyone to visit this wonderful arena more often,” he added.
The second day of the 35th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships was held at 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.