Russian gymnasts qualify for Baku 2015 Games

Three Russian athletes have secured spots at forthcoming European Games in Baku after winning a qualifying tournament in Krasnodar.

Gymnasts Yuliya Nikitina, Zhanna Parkhomec and Valeriya Belkina grabbed gold medals to qualify for the inaugural European Games that kick off in Azerbaijan`s capital in 40 days.

Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent that will take place on June 12-28, 2015.

There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.

Baku was awarded the Games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.

SOURCE: Azer News