13 May 2021
Alina Adilkhanova, an athlete from Kazakhstan, a participant of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku, has shared her impressions of competitions..
“At the previous competitions in Bulgaria and Tashkent, I saw performances of Azerbaijani gymnasts, they are very strong,” Adilkhanova said.
“In almost all competitions I have one task - to do everything right, exactly as they worked out in training, and not let the anxiety take over. During the first day of the competition, something did not work out just because of the intense anxiety. I worked out during training, at the competition I made only fifty percent. On May 8, I presented the program better than yesterday (May 7). Each competition is a new experience because important starts are ahead of us. The coach's support and guidance help to cope with the anxiety," she said.
Adilkhanova stressed that the strongest composition of athletes is participating in the World Cup in Baku.
"All the rivals are very worthy, and there is a struggle for every hundredth point. In general, I consider every gymnast a competitor, but first of all, I try to do everything that depends on me," she said.
The Kazakh athlete added that every time she comes to Baku with great joy since all the necessary conditions have been created here for full-fledged training and successful performances.
"The National Gymnastics Arena has a gorgeous gym, amazing conditions, so we always come here with pleasure. As for the fact that the competitions are held without spectators, it's a little sad. The support of the public really encourages me during my performance. I am glad that the competition is taking place despite the pandemic situation, and there was an opportunity to partake at them," the gymnast added.
"Trend" New Agency, May 8, 2021