08 March 2019
Yesterday, there was held the dress rehearsal of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup (March 14-17) at Milli Gimnastika Arenasi (National Gymnastics Arena). Few days before the start of the events, the Local Organizing Commitee tested the entire format of the competition within the dress rehearsal and our representatives – Murad Agharzayev, Ivan Tikhonov, Nikita Simonov (Men`s Artistic Gymnastics) and Marina Nekrasova (Women`s Artistic Gymnastics) executed their complete routines.
It should be mentioned that Murad and Nikita will perform on 3 apparatus at the World Cup. Ivan will test his strength on all 6 apparatus. Our elegant gymnast will compete for the medals on all 4 apparatus as well.
It should be noted that this World Cup is qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. And for the first time, the Artistic gymnasts will receive scores directly for the Games from the competitions of this kind. The first event of the Qualifying World Cup series with the participation of 50 countries commenced in Cottbus (Germany) in November of last year. In February of current year, the Artistic Gymnasts from 32 countries performed at the World Cup held in Melbourne, Australia.
At the 3rd Qualifying event to be hosted by our capital, the representatives from 41 countries will compete and we can see many Olympic stars, World and European medallists. And few days after the 4-day events of the World Cup, the gymnasts will set out for Doha (Qatar) for the participation at 2019`s last Qualifying Event.
Thus, hurry to purchase the tickets in order to support our gymnasts at Milli Gimnastika Arenasi, as well as do not to miss your chance to watch the professionals` magnificent performances on the apparatus. You can already obtain your tickets at MGA Ticket Office, 28 Mall and Ganjlik Mall shopping centers as well as online (https://ticketing.mga.az/).