21 July 2016
An Azerbaijani athlete Marina Durunda said the main goal of Azerbaijani gymnasts is to represent the country with dignity at the FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Baku.
She noted that the athletes needed to be ready to the highest extent before the Olympic Games in Rio and worthily represent Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani athlete also noted that gymnasts from Russia, Israel and Bulgaria are among her main rivals.
FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics will take place in Azerbaijan’s capital on July 22-24, giving a unique opportunity to see the performances of eminent gymnasts from 17 countries two weeks prior to the Rio Olympics.
26 gymnasts and 9 groups will compete for medals in the all-around on the first two days of competitions. Apparatus finals will be held on the event’s last day.
There have been held 9 World Cup Series this year. A special award ceremony will be organized in Baku’s final for the gymnasts and groups taken the first places according to the best 4 results shown at previous Series.
A magnificent Opening Ceremony (22 July), directed by the Head Coach of the National Team Mariana Vasileva, as well as traditional Gala (24 July), where the young gymnasts - the future of Azerbaijani gymnastics to perform along with famous athletes, await the fans of Rhythmic Gymnastics this time as well.
Trend News Agency, July 21, 2016