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Joint tournament of gymnastics, acrobatics, tumbling wraps up

8 August 2014 17:20 (UTC+04:00)
Joint tournament of gymnastics, acrobatics, tumbling wraps up

By Amina Nazarli

Another grandiose tournament wrapped up in Baku. The closing ceremony of the joint tournament of gymnastics, acrobatics and tumbling was held in National gymnastics arena in Baku on August 7.

The event which kicked off on August 6 brought together 80 athletes representing Baku Gymnastics School, the Republican Olympic Sports Lyceum, Children-Youth Creative Center of Nizami district and Neftchi Sports Club Public Association.

The joint tournament was supervised by international referees such as the member of the Technical Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation Arthur Mitskevich (Latvia), member of the Technical Committee of the European Union of Gymnastics, Croatian Mario Vuko, Russian Dmitry Andreev and Vice-president of National Gymnastics Federation of Georgia Besarion Gamsakhurdiya.

During the two-day tournament, sportsmen demonstrated their technical abilities.

The first day of the joint championship of Azerbaijan Gymnastics was remembered with remarkable performances of gymnasts.

For the first time in the history of Azerbaijan's independence, female artistic gymnastics were put on display.

In female group, Nekrasova Marina became the winner of the gold medal. Mariya Smirnova was awarded with the silver medal and Julia Inshina won the bronze medal.

The second day of the tournament was remembered with spectacular performances of men gymnastics.

The winner of the tournament of gymnastics became Oleg Stepko, who changed his citizenship from Ukraine to Azerbaijan this year. Pyotor Pakhnukh and Ruslan Namazov took the second and third places respectively.

The gold medal of the tournament of tumbling went to Mikhail Malkin. The winner of silver medal became Hafiz Rzayev and Said Salimov took the third place.

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