Oksana Chusovitina: Baku feels like home
Baku makes you feel comfortable like at home, famous Uzbek gymnast Oksana Chusovitina said, speaking with Vestnik Kavkaza after performing in the vault exercise qualification at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku.
"I always like coming back to Baku, because I feel at home here. The people are hospitable and warm here. I love tournaments in Baku, it’s very nice to come here," she admitted.
Oksana Chusovitina highly appreciated the level of work of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation. "I am thrilled about the AGF competitions in Baku. I am very happy about it and my dream is that sometime Uzbekistan will also host big international gymnastic competitions," the Uzbek gymnast said.
The FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup is held at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku on March 14-17. According to the new rules, the World Cup is a qualifying event for Tokyo-2020 Summer Olympic Games. 170 gymnasts from 41 countries will contest medals at the tournament.