Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 12

By Jani Babayeva – Trend:

While appearing in the national gymnastics arena, Azerbaijani gymnast Fatima Yaverli, representing Zabrat Sports Club, tries to focus on the performance.

Yaverli is participating in the 26th Azerbaijan and Baku Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.

“Today I have already performed an exercise with a ball,” Yaverli told Trend. “I will also perform with clubs and a ribbon. I performed the first exercise well although I made one mistake. I’m a little worried because I perform with a ribbon at the competitions for the first time. The main thing is to complete the program without losing the apparatus. The audience’s support encourages greatly.”

The 26th Azerbaijan and Baku Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, 6th Rhythmic Gymnastics Interregional Cup and the 5th Azerbaijan and Baku Championships in Aerobic Gymnastics will last till Oct. 13.

During rhythmic gymnastics competitions, athletes perform in an individual program in the age categories of “kids”, “pre-juniors” and “juniors”, in group exercises – teams in the age categories of “kids” and “pre-juniors”.

The gymnasts involved in aerobic gymnastics demonstrate the exercises in the age categories of “babies”, “children”, “pre-juniors”, “juniors”, “seniors” in the individual program, as well as in mixed pairs, trios and groups.

More than 200 athletes from Baku and the Azerbaijani districts are taking part in the competitions in three types of gymnastics.

The representatives of Baku Gymnastics School, Ojag Sports, AyUlduz, Gymkids, Zirva International and Zabrat Sports clubs, Republican Complex Sports School, Shaghan Olympic Sports Complex located in Baku, as well as athletes from Sumgayit, Ganja, Mingachevir, Aghdash, Ismayilli, Goychay, Zagatala, Kurdamir, Qusar, Shirvan and Masalli are competing for the medals.

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