By Laman Ismayilova
First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has been re-elected to the post of President of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF).
The decision was announced as part of the 11th General Meeting of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) Public Association and the 37th meeting of the AGF Executive Committee.
As a result of the vote, Mehriban Aliyeva was re-elected to the post of President of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (Chairman of the Executive Committee) for the next five years, while Altay Hasanov was re-elected to the post of Vice President of AGF (Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee).
Mehriban Aliyeva was elected President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) in 2002. At the same year, 4 gymnastics disciplines were included into the AGF’s activity.
As a result of a comprehensive development strategy carried out by President of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation, gymnastics sections currently operate in 18 regions of Azerbaijan.
Furthermore, MP Rauf Aliyev, Director of the Heydar Aliyev Sports and Concert Complex Rafig Behbudov, and Head Coach of the Azerbaijani rhythmic gymnastics team Mariana Vasileva were re-elected as members of the Federation Executive Committee for the next five years.
Nurlana Mammadzada, who has been AGF Secretary General for the last 3 years, was re-appointed to this position. Members of AGF Disciplinary Commission, Nazim Rajabov and Aytaj Gasimova were reappointed as Chairman and member of the commission accordingly.
In addition, Namig Aliyev joined the Commission for the first time, while Elshad Narimanovwas elected as Chairman of the AGF Veteran's Council.
Arif Guliyev, who was Chairman of the Council for many years, was elected as Honorary President of the Council.
The voting was organized electronically with the support of SmartScoring, Azerbaijan's first brand mainly specializing in the calculation of scores during competitions.
Making the report for the last 5 years, AGF Vice-President Altay Hasanov highlighted the achievements accomplished in gymnastics disciplines at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships and qualifications for the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games.
AGF Vice-President mentioned international gymnastics events held in Baku.
In his remarks, Altay Hasanov provided insight into the development of new gymnastics disciplines and the success of AGF on the international arena.
AGF Vice-President praised the role of the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan,President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Mehriban Aliyeva in developing of gymnastics in the country.
He emphasized that all the work carried out and accomplishments were the result of the leadership and wise recommendations Mehriban Aliyeva and extended his profound gratitude to her on behalf of the gymnastics community.
Furthermore, athletes and coaches, who showed the best results in major competitions of 2020, were awarded with the memory medals.
Following the discussions, the report of the Head Coaches in gymnastics disciplines, amendments to several AGF Rules were approved.
Moreover, the meeting participants confirmed a list of awarded clubs and sports organizations as well as coaches included into the National Teams in 2021.
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