National gymnasts’ last competition ahead of Baku 2015

By: Amina Nazarli

Azerbaijani gymnasts took part in the last competition ahead of the inaugural European Games which Baku will host on June 12-28.

The World Cup Tashkent held in Uzbekistan’s capital on May 22-24 gathered gymnasts in the following disciplines: Rhythmic Individual – Senior 16-99 years and Rhythmic Group – Senior 16-99 years.

Two Azerbaijani talented gymnasts: Ayshan Bayramova and Zeynep Celep represented the country in the competition.

Ayshan stopped a step away from the final, taking 9th place in an exercise with clubs. She was 13th in the all-around.

Earlier, Ayshan came 16th in the all-around at the European Championships in Minsk, Belarus three weeks ago which was her first performance in such a significant event.

National artistic gymnasts also competed in the World Challenge Cup 2015 held in Portuguese city of Anadia on May 21-24.

The competition saw performances in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics – Senior 18-99 years and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics – Senior 16-99 years.

Marina Nekrasova and Yuliya Inshina showed best results among the national gymnasts, taking 10th place for their performances on the balance beam and floor exercises accordingly.

Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent.

During 17 days about 6,000 athletes from 49 countries will compete in a total of 20 sports, some 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports.

SOURCE: Azer News