Mikhail Melnik: AGF traditionally shows high level of organization of gymnastics championships
Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation showed its traditionally high level of organization of international competitions with its European Championship, Russian gymnast Mikhail Melnik said, speaking with Vestnik Kavkaza after performing in the trampoline qualification on the sidelines of the European Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-Trampoline.
"It's my fourth time in Baku, and I remember that the organization was excellent even when I first came here, we were satisfied with everything. The AGF continues to maintain the same high standard. That is why it is always inspiring to visit Baku for competitions," the Russian gymnast noted.
In addition, Mikhail Melnik thanked the audience for their support. "The atmosphere is always great here, all the fans are friendly, we feel very strong support of the audience. Our delegation is very big, about 80 people, and when I perform I feel like everyone supports me," he said.
The athlete also noted the importance of show during the tournament. "After all, it's the European Championship, all European countries have arrived here, and the tournament is going great. Mascots are also the cool idea - they entertain fans and those who are in the hall all day, for example, our coaches. We also look at them - it's interesting and funny," the Russian gymnast concluded.
The 26th European Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-Trampoline has opened in Baku today. More than 400 gymnasts from 25 countries are expected to join the Championships. 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 the last day, medalists will be known in all four types of the gymnastics events.