21 July 2016
“Baku has amazing organizational abilities,” Daniela Delle Chiaie, technical delegate of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), told Trend on July 21.
“Azerbaijan’s organizational abilities are amazing and huge. This applies to both technical and economic aspects as Azerbaijan invests in the development of sports, especially, in gymnastics,” she said.
Delle Chiaie also mentioned the perfectly organized Baku-2015 First European Games and the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe.
“I am sure that Azerbaijan is a perfect organizer of the events. This gives FIG a reason to hold more competitions in Baku. Taking these points into account, I think the FIG will enable Baku to hold more competitions in the future,” she noted.
“The World Cup series in Trampoline Gymnastics and the FIG World Challenge Cup in Artistic Gymnastics, held in Baku, testify that the city is ready to host, firstly, the intercontinental Rhythmic Gymnastics judges courses in 2017, and secondly, the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in 2019 which qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” Delle Chiaie said.
She added that the FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics is a very important competition.
The FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics will last until July 24, giving a unique opportunity to watch the performances of eminent gymnasts from 17 countries two weeks prior to the Rio Olympics.
Twenty-six gymnasts and 9 teams 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.
A magnificent opening ceremony, directed by the head coach of the Azerbaijani national team Mariana Vasileva, held on July 22. The events will be finalized by the traditional Gala on July 24, as part of the FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Baku.
Trend News Agency, July 21, 2016