(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 17 . The grand opening of
the 39th European Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics took place at
the National Gymnastics Arena in Azerbaijan's capital Baku,
The opening was announced by Farid Gayibov, Minister of Youth
and Sports of Azerbaijan and President of European Gymnastics.
"The European Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics is being held
in Azerbaijan for the fifth time. Also, the Rhythmic Gymnastics
World Championships was organized twice in our country. A few days
ago, during a meeting of the council of the International
Gymnastics Federation, it was decided to hold the Rhythmic
Gymnastics World Championship in Baku in 2027," he said.
Gayibov expressed gratitude to the First Vice President of
Azerbaijan, President of the country's Gymnastics Federation
Mehriban Aliyeva, the local organizing committee, and volunteers
for the high organization of the the 39th championship.
It was highlighted that the organization of such competitions is
impossible without the support of President of Azerbaijan Ilham
Aliyev who always treats sports with great attention and care.
The 39th European Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics is being
held on May 17-21 at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku. The
athletes perform in the individual program (senior women) and in
the group exercise program (juniors and seniors).
Competitions are held under the motto "Shine like a
star". In general, 315 gymnasts (191 seniors, 124 juniors) perform
in the continental championship with the participation of rhythmic
gymnastics stars from 38 countries.
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