BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 25. The winner of the 6th Azerbaijan and Baku Championships in Aerobic Gymnastics among juniors in the individual program Dilara Gurbanova from the “Ojaq” Sport Club said the competitions were good physical and moral training for the upcoming international competition for her, Trend reports citing the athlete.
“Participation in the 6th Azerbaijan and Baku Championships in Aerobic Gymnastics for me can be called a control training before the World Age Group Competitions, which will be held in the Portuguese city of Guimarães in June,” Gurbanova noted. “I’m diligently preparing for these international competitions. We have two training sessions a day, and I hope to be able to perform the program well and show a good result. In Portugal, I’ll compete in three programs - individually, as well as within a trio and a group.”
The young athlete also said that it was a little difficult for her to physically recover after a break in training and competitions, which occurred due to quarantine measures in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Now we are slowly recovering. The Azerbaijan and Baku Championships in Aerobic Gymnastics for me were the opportunity to try my strength both morally and physically,” added the gymnast.
The 6th Azerbaijan and Baku Championships in Aerobic Gymnastics were held on May 25 at Baku Olympic Sports Complex.
Some 80 gymnasts from “Ojaq” Sport Club, “Zirve” Sports Complex, “Grace” Sports Complex and Sumgait Olympic Sports Complex competed for medals at these competitions.
At the Baku Championship, athletes took part in the Age Categories of youngsters (born in 2014-2015), children (born in 2011-2013), pre-juniors (born in 2008-2010) and juniors (born in 2005-2007), while pre-juniors (born in 2008-2010), juniors (born in 2005-2007) and seniors (born in 2004 and older) performed at the Azerbaijan Championship.
According to the relevant Age Categories, gymnasts competed in the Individual program within Mixed Pairs, Trios and Groups.