Svetlana Makshtarova: we're really glad we won silver medal of European Championships in Baku
We're glad we managed to take second place in synchronized trampoline competitions at the European Championships Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline and Tumbling, Azerbaijani gymnast Svetlana Makshtarova said today in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza.
"We expected that we will get this medal, but it wasn't easy. Gymnasts that performed before us fell at one point, and this often triggers chain reaction, others also begin fall. We had to endure this psychologically, we couldn't flinch. But we did it, so we're really glad," she stressed.
"To be honest, we haven't realized that we won silver medal of European Championships yet. Perhaps we will realize it in a week," she noted.
The 26th European Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-Trampoline is currently held in Baku. More than 400 gymnasts from 25 countries are expected to participate in it. 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 were held, on the last day, medalists will be known in all four types of the gymnastics events.