Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku

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April 23, 2022 20:00 (UTC+04:00)

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By Tendency

The 9th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup is a great and beautiful sporting event, said the spectator of the competitions, said rhythmic gymnastics coach of Azerbaijan Shamkir Leyla Lyutvinova Tendency during the April 23 event in Baku.

“About three years ago, a rhythmic gymnastics section was opened in the sports complex in the city of Shamkir. The children study with great enthusiasm, and they come to us from Tovuz and Gazakh,” Lyutvinova said. “More recently, a meeting was held in Goygol with members of the Azerbaijani rhythmic gymnastics team, which was attended by students from our section.

“This meeting gave a lot of positive emotions, joy to the students, and, without a doubt, left the best memories.”

According to the coach, his students also get good impressions from watching the World Cup competitions in Baku themselves.

“For my students, it is a huge motivation to see the performances of outstanding athletes with their own eyes. We are happy that representatives from so many countries have come to Azerbaijan and demonstrate their talent and sportsmanship here,” said she noted.

“We are very supportive of our gymnasts, we have specially prepared a poster to support them and inspire them to sports success,” Lyutvinova 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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