19 June 2015
An Azerbaijani gymnast Oleg Stepko has won the silver medal of the All-around final in Artistic Gymnastics of the 1st European Games taking place in Baku. This is a really historic achievement for the country’s artistic gymnastics.
Tense contest was going between our gymnast Oleg Stepko, Oleg Verniaiev (Ukraine) and Nikita Ignatyev (Russia). Oleg proved himself as a real struggler, a real sportsman. He executed all the exercises without any faults. It should be noted that this is Oleg’s second medal at the European Games.
It is remarkable that Oleg Stepko was presented a medal by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 1st European Games, President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation, Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva.
We congratulate all sports fans as well as gymnastics supporters with this silver medal!
Oleg will still make the spectators happy with his performances in 4 finals to be held on June 20.
It should be mentioned that in women’s artistic gymnastics, Azerbaijan was represented by Marina Nekrasova who took the 15th place in the all-around.