Baku, May 2, AZERTAC
Junior Azerbaijani gymnasts have won a clutch of 8 medals at the second International Budapest Cup in Artistic Gymnastics in Hungary.
In the 1st age category (1998-1999), Murad Agharzayev won silver and bronze medals in the floor exercises and on vault respectively.
Having ranked 8th in the all-around event, he ranked fourth in the final exercise on horizontal bar and 5th with rings.
Timur Bayramov, who made a debut on the international arena, participated in the finals on horizontal bar (5th place), rings (6th place) and vault (8th place).
Sergiy Onbysh, Javidan Babayev and Aghamurad Gahramanov performed in the second age category (2000-2001). Final on vault brought gold to Sergiy, and after performance on parallel bars he mounted the second step of the rostrum. In the same age category, his teammates Javidan Babayev, who also debuted on the international arena, ranked fourth in the final with rings, while Aghamurad Gahramanov shared the 4th place with a gymnast from the UK in floor exercises and became the 5th on Vault.
In the youngest age group (2002-2003), Samad Mammadli won more than a set of medals (gold in floor exercise, silver on pommel horse, bronze in all-around event). His performance on parallel bars brought him the second silver medal. In this exercise, Mansum Safarov shared the 4th place with a German gymnast to mark his debut.
The European Championships in Artistic Gymnastics (Bern, Switzerland – May 25-29) awaits Azerbaijani juniors ahead, where the country joins the team competition for the first time.
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