24 August 2008
The debutant of the Olympic Games – Azerbaijani team in group exercises took the 7th place in the all-around final in Beijing.
The gymnasts received 16.075 points for the exercises with 5 ropes taking the lead over the groups from Ukraine and Israel. The second performance – with 3 hoops / 4 clubs still had remained to be performed. Our collective received 15.5 points for that performance. They collected 31.575 points in total of the double-event and won the seventh place.
Gold medals of the Games in this kind of the program were passed into the possession of gymnasts from Russia who took the lead over the floor’s hostesses and Belarus.
It should be mentioned that reaching the final by Vafa Huseynova, Anna Bitieva, Valeriya Yegay, Alina Trepina, Anastasiya Prasolova and Dina Gorina was a great success in itself, as the rivalry was increasingly getting tense in this kind of the program. Our team had successfully performed in the qualification, and left strong Ukrainian gymnasts behind in the final.
The Olympic Games in China has already come to the end. We can fearlessly assert that it turned out well for the national team of Azerbaijan in general. Azerbaijani Olympians won 7 medals – one gold, two silver and four bronze medals.