By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani gymnasts took part at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.
The championship was held in Qatari capital Doha on October 25 – November 3.
The event included competitions in the all-around, individual apparatus and team events.
The national team of Azerbaijan was represented by Murad Agarzayev, Timur Bayramov, Dariy Morozov, Ivan Tikhonov, Nikita Simonov and Marina Nekrasova.
The best result among Azerbaijani athletes was achieved by Nikita Simonov. Nikita took 12th place in the exercises with hoops, Trend reported.
Thus, national gymnast improved his results even more and ranked seventh among 194 gymnasts.
Next, the Azerbaijani gymnasts will take part in the qualifying competitions for the Olympic Games.
Today, gymnastics has become a favorite and popular sport in Azerbaijan. National gymnasts mount the podium at significant competitions.
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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