10 December 2008
The number of Azerbaijani judges of international category in rhythmic gymnastics has increased!
There are 5 of them – Natalya Bulanova and Leyla Gambarova have confirmed their brevet (Brevet II and III accordingly) at the seminar held in Minsk, Valentina Ukleina has confirmed her brevet in Moscow (Brevet II), and two beginners: a coach from the “Trade Unions” sports society Nurlana Alizada and a well-known Azerbaijani gymnast Dinara Gimatova, who has now become a coach of the national team. According to the results of the courses held in Moscow, they both obtained Brevet IV.
According to the coaches, the seminar was headed by three experts of the FIG: Maria Szyszkowska from Poland, the head of the Technical Committee, her assistant a Russian Nataliya Kuzmina and Irina Viner who was elected a president of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics federation recently. “They highly valued the degree of our preparedness and knowledge demonstrated in the course of exams. Viner especially praised Dinara Gimatova, formerly coached by her. According to her, she succeeded in rapid retraining from a well-known gymnast to a good coach,” N. Alizada stated.
In this connection, the press service of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation informs that the coaches obtained brevet for a new Olympic cycle, can be presented within the coach’s brigade of the 25th European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics to be held in Baku on May 15-17, 2009.
As to Gimatova’s former team-mates, Anna Gurbanova and Aliya Garayeva performed in the final round of the “Serie A1” Italian championship.
Having received 92.8 points, Gurbanova’s team “Comense 1872” took the 6th place. Anna performed with a hoop (16.35) and clubs (15.625). Her first result was the highest in the team again.
Garayeva’s “Ardor” club won the 9th place (91.45). Aliya performed with a ribbon (15.65) and a rope, and having received 17.275 points became the first in this exercise.
The first place was shared by two teams: “Virtus” represented by a Ukrainian Anna Bessonova and “Armonia”, the colors of which was represented by a Russian Olga Struchkova.
The country’s 5 gymnasts will perform in two international tournaments in Russia and Ukraine within the next week-end. Aysha Mustafayeva and Yuliya Syomushkina (both born in 1996), Laman Dadashli (1998) and Jannat Mammadova (1999) will leave for Dmitrov situated near Moscow, and Gulsum Shafizada (1997) will leave for the coasts of Dnepr.