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Young Azerbaijani gymnast dreams of representing country at major int'l competitions

Society Materials 3 May 2022 17:53
Young Azerbaijani gymnast dreams of representing country at major int'l competitions
Jani Babayeva
Jani Babayeva
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 3. I dream of representing Azerbaijan at major international competitions, a participant of the 27th Baku Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics among Age Categories, Surakhani club's gymnast Ayan Saatova told Trend.

"I'm eight years old, I've been doing gymnastics since the age of four. I watch the performances of Zohra Aghamirova and Arzu Jalilova, members of the Azerbaijani national team, with great interest and I root for them when they represent our country at international tournaments," the young gymnast said.

According to Saatova, she gains a lot of competitive experience participating in the Baku Championship.

"Today, I've presented a program without a subject, tomorrow I will demonstrate exercises with the ball. I like to compete and perform in such a beautiful hall. My dream is to represent Azerbaijan at major international competitions in the future," she said.

The 27th Baku Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics among Age Categories is being held at the National Gymnastics Arena on May 3-4.

Some 186 gymnasts representing nine clubs take part in the Championship. Athletes will compete in the individual program in the age categories of youngsters (born in 2012, 2013, 2014), pre-juniors (born in 2010-2011), juniors (2007-2009), while gymnasts within group exercises will compete in the age categories of youngsters (born in 2012-2014) and pre-juniors (2010-2011).

During the two-day competition, gymnasts will compete in the Individual all-around and in group exercises.

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