By Laman Ismayilova
The participants` names of the World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling to be held in Baku on February 16- 17 have been revealed.
More than 200 gymnasts from 31 countries will take part in the competition, Azertag reported.
Thus, the Olympic stars - Hancharou Uladzislau, Maclennan Rosannagh, Burnett Jason, Dong Dong, Gao Lei, Ushakov Dmitrii and Page Bryony will compete at this World Cup qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games and being one of the most important contests of the year for the jumpers.
Baku`s spectators have a chance to enjoy spectacular performances of many Olympic prize-winners.
The World Cup with a participation of not only the Olympic medalists, but also the World and European Championships prize-winners promises to have the highest level of rivalry.
As for the Azerbaijani team, it will be represented in the men's competition by Ruslan Agamirov, Ilya Grishunin and Oleg Piunov, who will perform individually and in the synchronized jumps.
Silver medalist of the European Championship Veronina Zemlyanaya will also take part in the FIG World Cup.
European champion Mikhail Malkin will compete in the tumbling event.
Gymnasts with the maximum score will be awarded with the AGF Trophy.
It should be mentioned that eight World Cup events qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games in Trampoline Gymnastics will be held in 2019 and 2020. Baku will host two of the mentioned 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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