03 May 2008
A group team of Azerbaijan in rhythmic gymnastics and a junior Nigar Abdusalimova has won gold medals in the international tournament held in Poland. According to the press service of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation, the group, consisting of Vafa Huseynova, Anna Bitiyeva, Valeriya Yegay, Alina Trepina and Anastasiya Prasolova, became unattainable for their rivals in exercises with 2 hoops and 4 clubs. In other final with 5 ropes, the gymnasts took the 3rd place. And they won the 2nd place after the floor’s hostesses in the all-around.
Nigar Abdusalimova, who took the 1st place, and another Azerbaijani gymnast Saida Abdullayeva, who won the 2nd place, had no equals in the final exercise with a ribbon in the tournament among juniors. With other apparatus, the gymnasts gave the following results: Saida Abdullayeva – in the all-around and with a ball – 5th place, a rope - 6th place, a hoop – 7th place. Nigar Abdusalimova – 7th place in the all-around and with a ball, a hoop – 5th place and a rope - 9th place. The participation in this tournament for groups, as well as for juniors, was regarded as a preparatory process for the European Championships to be held in Turin, Italy on June 5-7, 2008.