Baku holds European Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-Trampoline
The 26th European Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-Trampoline has opened in Baku today.
The Championships will be held at the National Gymnastics Arena on April 12-15. More than 400 gymnasts in 3 disciplines in both senior and junior program from 25 countries are expected to join the Championships.
Today, both junior and senior competitions will be held in Individual and Synchronized Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline and Tumbling.
In the first two days of the competitions, qualifications for all types of events both among junior and senior gymnasts as well as finals among teams will be held.
On April 14, gymnasts (juniors and seniors) will perform in the qualifications in the Trampoline Synchronised and Individual programs. The European and World Championships consists of 2 qualification rounds in individual trampoline, semi-finals with a participation of the best 24 gymnast from the first qualification round will take place in the trampoline individual events prior to the finals in this discipline within the framework of the championships.
On the last day of the competitions, medalists will be known in all four types of the gymnastics events (Individual Trampoline, Synchronized Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline, and Tumbling).
The European Championships are remarkable for the fact that in Baku juniors will be able to win licenses for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, and senior gymnasts - for the 2019 European Games.
The opening ceremony of the European Championships will start at 17:15 (MSK).
The Azerbaijani national team at the European Championships is represented by Ilya Grishunin, Ruslan Agamirov, Riyad Abbasov, Tofik Aliyev, Mikhail Malkin, Farid Mustafayev, Adil Hadjizada and Elnur Mamedov, as well as Veronika Zemlyanaya, Svetlana Makshtarova and Seljan Mahsudova .