07 March 2020
The 1st AGF Junior Trophy international tournament in Men`s Artistic Gymnastics, for us, is some kind of preparation for the European Championships to be held in May this year.
This was stated by Azerbaijani gymnast Aghakazim Rustamov.
He emphasized that they gain experience thanks to this tournament:
“We analyze our performances and improve our routines. We worked hard during the preparation for the competitions and we had trainings twice a day. We will prepare for the European Championships with more efforts in order to show the better results and make the fans happy”.
A.Rustamov added that he feels a big responsibility when he performs in the tournament held in home country.
It should me mentioned that Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation organizes the 1st AGF Junior Trophy International Tournament in Men`s Artistic Gymnastics for the first time. Junior gymnasts born in 2003-2006 will demonstrate their skills at the competitions to be held at Milli Gimnastika Arenasi (National Gymnastics Arena).
AGF Junior Trophy will be some kind of test event for the junior gymnasts prior to the Men`s Artistic Gymnastics European Championships to be held at Milli Gimnastika Arenasi on May 27-31.
Azerbaijan is represented by Ramin Damirov, Mansum Safarov, Anar Hasanov, Rasul Ahmadzada and Aghakazim Rustamov.
Anar Hasanov & Rasul Ahmadzada will perform in the All-Around, Aghakazim Rustamov on Floor and Pommel Horse, while Mansum Safarov will demonstrate his skills on Floor, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar. Another gymnast Ramin Damirov will execute his program on Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar.
In this event, Azerbaijani gymnast Samad Mammadli also participates out of competition.