The final training of Azerbaijan's gymnasts, who will represent
the country in rhythmic gymnastics competitions at the upcoming V
Islamic Solidarity Games in the Turkish city of Konya, took place
in Baku National Gymnastics Arena, Trend reports.
The V Islamic Solidarity Games will be held from August 9 to 18.
Azerbaijan will be represented by athletes in three gymnastic
disciplines – artistic, athletic and aerobic gymnastics.
The Azerbaijan rhythmic gymnast team includes: Zohra Agamirova,
Ilona Zeynalova, Alina Gezalova in the individual program, Daria
Sorokina, Kamilla Aliyeva, Laman Alimuradova, Gullu Agalarzade,
Elizaveta Luzan, Zeynab Gummatova in the group exercises team.
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of
Azerbaijan Mariana Vasileva, multiple world champion in rhythmic
gymnastics, silver medalist of the 1996 Olympics, the official
Ambassador of the 37th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in
Baku, Yana Batyrshina and representatives of sport community
attended the final training.
The National Anthem of Azerbaijan was played at the beginning of
the event. Then the gymnasts presented their programs. They
demonstrated artistry and plasticity, performed complex elements,
showed excellent technique in working with objects – tape, hoop,
ball and clubs.
Azerbaijani men's gymnastics team at the V Islamic Solidarity
Games included: Mansum Safarov, Nikita Simonov, Ivan Tikhonov, the
women's team: Milana Minakovskaya and Samira Gahramanova.
The aerobic gymnastics team consists of Khoshgedem Guliyeva,
Medina Mustafayeva and Vladimir Dolmatov.
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