Egyptian gymnast Habiba Marzouk participating in the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup held at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku shared her impressions from the event, Trend reports.
"I’ve already performed at the National Gymnastics Arena, and I know how the competitions are held here. This is my third performance in Baku, so I know very well how brilliantly the competitions are organized here,” Marzouk said. “The event is held at a high level, as always. The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation was able to surprise us once again with the (event’s) perfect organization.”
“Despite that I have already performed in Baku, I still feel a sense of excitement when walking the carpet,” she said.
The first day of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup started at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku on May 7. Qualification of teams in group exercises (program with five balls) will start on 18:15 (GTM +4). The finalists will be determined based on the results of the qualification.
The Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, which is being held in the capital of Azerbaijan on May 7-9, has a qualifying character for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Nearly 170 gymnasts from 35 countries of the world are taking part in the World Cup in Baku.
Azerbaijan is represented by Zohra Agamirova and Arzu Jalilova at the competition in the individual program. In group exercises for the country, the team will consist of Laman Alimuradova, Zeynab Gummatova, Elizaveta Luzan, Maryam Safarova and Daria Sorokina.
Traditionally, a gymnast and the team with the highest number of performance points during the competition, will be awarded the AGFTrophy Cup. The competitions are held in accordance with the quarantine measures in force in the country, given the sanitary and epidemiological requirements and without the participation of spectators.
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