12 September 2019
We would like to introduce the representatives of Azerbaijan to you prior to the 37th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.
On the eve of the World Cup, one of its participants, gymnast Zohra Aghamirova, who will represent our country in an individual performance program, spoke about preparation for the competitions and importance to represent the Azerbaijani National Team.
As many other athletes, Aghamirova came to the gymnastics classes with parents.
"Parents consulted and it was their decision for me to attend the gymnastics classes. When I was three years old, I began to attend acrobatics classes. When I was four years old, I started attending the rhythmic gymnastics classes. I have been performing as part of the Azerbaijani team for six years. It is a huge responsibility to represent Azerbaijan," the athlete said.
Aghamirova is a second-year student at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sports. She loves to listen to music and sing during leisure time.
“In my leisure time I like to sing and listen to music. “However, rhythmic gymnastics is the most important thing for me. This is one of the most beautiful and feminine discipline of sports. Rhythmic gymnastics forms character, develops willpower,” she added.
Presently, the gymnast thoroughly prepares for the 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.
"We are very intensely preparing for the World Championships in Baku. The winners of the World Championships will have an opportunity to take part in the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games. Therefore, we feel great responsibility. Before performance, I try to concentrate and listen to the coach’s instructions,” Aghamirova added.
The gymnast said she became worried at the competitions, but her teammates and the coach help to cope with it. Before the performance, she tries to concentrate and listen to the coach’s instructions. Certainly, the support of the audience gives her confidence while performing.
“It is easier to perform when you hear the audience’s support. Therefore, I invite everyone to the National Gymnastics Arena on September 16-22,” Aghamirova said.