Baku, July 22, AZERTAC
“Our main aim is to represent Azerbaijan successfully in the FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Baku,” said Azerbaijani gymnast Marina Durunda.
She noted that the athletes needed to be ready to the highest extent before the Olympic Games in Rio and worthily represent Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani athlete also noted that gymnasts from Russia, Israel and Bulgaria are among her main rivals.
FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics will take place in Azerbaijan’s capital on July 22-24, giving a unique opportunity to see the performances of eminent gymnasts from 17 countries two weeks prior to the Rio Olympics.
26 gymnasts and 9 groups will compete for medals in the all-around on the first two days of competitions. Apparatus finals will be held on the event’s last day.
Some 9 World Cup Series were held this year. A special award ceremony will be organized in Baku’s final for the gymnasts and groups taken the first places according to the best 4 results shown at previous Series.