Capital to host large-scale gymnastics championships

3 January 2019 18:11 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

Over the past years, National Gymnastics Arena has turned into one of the main venues for major sports events.

Last year, the Arena successfully hosted several gymnastics championships.

In 2019, Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation will hold a series of large-scale events in various gymnastic disciplines.

Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships will be held on February 16-17, Trend reported.

A month later, on March 14-17, the Gymnastics World Cup will be held for the fourth time in the country.

April and May months will be marked by rhythmic gymnastics performances.

The Artistic Gymnastics World Cup will be held April 26-28. A week later, the European Artistic Gymnastics Championship will be held in Baku on May 16-19.

In 2019, the Federation will hold the first European Championships in two types of gymnastics. Following the rhythmic gymnastics competition on May 24-26, the most powerful aerobic gymnastics athletes will gather in the capital.

On July 20-28, the European Youth Olympic Festival will be held for the first time in Baku.

National Gymnastics Arena will host sporting events as part of the festival.

Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF), which was founded in 1956, has experienced revival since 2002 and the renewed federation lifted this popular sport to a new level. Currently, AGF comprises seven gymnastics disciplines recognized by the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG).

The National Gymnastics Arena specialized in all six competitive gymnastics disciplines and hosted all large-scale competitions held in Baku from the day of its opening in 2014, is in the spotlight of not only the gymnasts, willingly joining the training camp, but, all the sports fans from different countries of the world with its uniqueness.


Laman Ismayilova  is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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