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AGF organizes “TeamGym” courses

27 October 2019

AGF organizes “TeamGym” courses

Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has organized courses in a new gymnastics discipline in our country, “TeamGym”.

The purpose of the courses held for national gymnasts and coaches in Baku on October 24-26 is to develop “TeamGym” in Azerbaijan.

The courses were led by the experts invited from Iceland - Iris Svavarsdottir, Helga Svana Olafsdottir and Iris Mist Magnusdottir.

Inara Israfilbayova, a representative of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation, said that 40 participants - gymnasts, coaches and choreographers attended the courses.

“TeamGym” is a new gymnastics discipline in Azerbaijan and we have been developing this gymnastics discipline for a year and a half. For the first time, the Azerbaijani team participated in the 12th European Championships held in Portugal last year. The Code of Points for this gymnastics discipline are explained at these courses, and athletes directly involved in TeamGym” are coached”, said Israfilbayova.

She also added that the Azerbaijani team in “TeamGym” planned to participate at the European Championships to be held in Denmark in 2020.

According to another representative of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Akif Karimli, all the issues about “TeamGym” are discussed at these courses.

“The workshop is dedicated to the coaching and judging activities. “TeamGym” is a complicated and spectacular sport comprising the  elements of all gymnastics disciplines. Only on Floor, there are elements from Rhythmic gymnastics, Aerobics and Artistic gymnastics, which make “TeamGym” more sophisticated and more appealing to the spectators”, he said.