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The 16th World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships kicks off in Baku

27 May 2021

The 16th World Aerobic Gymnastics Championships kicks off in Baku

The 16th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships started at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku.

Before the start of the competition, the participating countries had been presented.

During the first day of the World Cup, qualifying competitions will be held in the women's individual program, in the trio and in the aero step program.

A parade of flags of the countries participating in the World Championships was held at the ceremony. The national anthem of Azerbaijan was performed.

Oaths were made on behalf of the referees, gymnasts and coaches, who once again reminded of the observance of the principles of healthy competition, fair refereeing and fairness in sports. On behalf of the gymnasts, the oath was made by Akif Karimli.

Then, a dance performance called Look of the heart, which was prepared by the Dance Ability Azerbaijan inclusive dance group, was demonstrated.

The dance composition, during which the Azerbaijani Ay Lachin folk song was performed, was presented by Pakiza Samadova, Ulviya Garayeva, Zarifa Babayeva, Elvina Aliyeva, Nazrin Mustafayeva, Kamran Zeynalov Ismayil Musayev.

One of the most large-scale competitions to be organized by the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation in 2021 is the Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships.

This event hosted by Azerbaijan for the first time will be organized on May 27-29. Some 166 athletes from 22 countries will take part in the event.

At the Championships to last three days, gymnasts will compete in the programs of “Individual Women”, “Individual Men”, “Mixed Pairs”, “Trios”, “Groups” as well as “Aero Dance” and “Aero Step”.

According to the rules, one participant can only perform in maximum of three categories. At the Championships, there will be qualifications and finals in each category.