21 July 2016
“Azerbaijani gymnasts count on strong support of fans during the upcoming FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Baku”, gymnast Zhala Piriyeva told Trend.
“I expect to perform well. The main goal is to reach the finals and to compete for medals,” the gymnast said.
“It is very great to perform at the National Gymnastics Arena which has become a second home for me,” she added.
Piriyeva invited gymnastics fans to come and support the athletes in the competitions.
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