BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 23. The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku is organized at the highest level. Elzhana Taniyeva, a participant in the competition, a gymnast from Kazakhstan, told Trend.

“The competitions in Baku are one of the best among the World Cup stages. The organization in Baku is excellent – a fancy arena, training time and venues are provided for participants from each country. We arrived in Azerbaijan two days before departure, and this time was enough for adaptation,” said Taniyeva.

Analyzing her performance during qualifying, the athlete noted that she made a number of mistakes.

“I made a lot of mistakes in the exercise with the ribbon, and yesterday – in the program with a hoop, I passed cleanly only two out of four types. At the Cup I wanted to show everything on what we We were working, but so far it hasn’t worked, maybe it’s negligence,” she added.

The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup takes place in Baku from April 22-24.

Some 130 athletes from 31 countries, including 42 individual gymnasts and 84 group gymnasts (14 groups), are taking part in the competition.

Azerbaijan is represented in the individual program by Arzu Jalilova and Zohra Aghamirova, while Gullu Aghalarzade, Laman Alimuradova, Kamilla Aliyeva, Zeynab Hummatova, Yelyzaveta Luzan and Darya Sorokina perform as part of the team during group exercises.

During the three-day competitions, gymnasts will compete in the all-around and apparatus finals. Traditionally, the AGF Trophy Cup will be presented to the gymnast and team during group exercises that received the highest execution score from the judges at the World Cup.


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