Azerbaijani gymnast shares her first impression of FIG World Cup competition in Rhythmic Gymnastics held in Baku
It is very exciting to participate in FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) World Cup competition in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Baku, Alina Gezalova, Azerbaijani gymnast, told News.az.
"It is much easier and more comfortable to perform in native scenes, the audience warmly welcomes and supports me. During today's qualifier I made mistakes, but tomorrow I will try not to repeat them. My goal on the second day of the competition is to perform well in accordance with the program, and to put in maximum effort," she noted.
Gezalova added that after the World Cup in Azerbaijan, she will participate in the FIG World Cup 2023, which will be held in Portugal, and then in the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup held in Baku.
The FIG World Cup competitions in Rhythmic Gymnastics will be held for three days, from April 21 through 23. During the competition, 135 gymnasts from 40 countries of the world will perform in the program of individual and group exercises.
Azerbaijan is represented in the individual program by Zohra Aghamirova and Alina Gezalova, in the group exercises program by a team consisting of Gullu Agalarzade, Laman Alimuradova, Kamilla Aliyeva, Zeynab Gummetova, Elizaveta Luzan and Darya Sorokina.