Azerbaijani flag over Israeli stadium
Author: Peter Lyukimson, Israel. Exclusively for Vestnik Kavkaza
More than 250 athletes from 25 countries participated in the 11th
international rhythmic gymnastics tournament "Grand Prix - 2013" in the
Israeli town of Holon.
The former Soviet Union was represented at the tournament by teams
from Latvia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Russia. Azerbaijan
was represented at the tournament by three gymnasts - Jala Piriyeva,
Leila Yusifova and Aisha Mustafayeva.
When the gymnasts appeared on the carpet, Azerbaijanis present in the
hall, members of the Azerbaijani-Israeli association "Aziz" cheered
them with an Azerbaijani flag and chanted "Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan".
A 13-year-old resident of Baku, Jala Piriyeva, won four awards (three
bronze medals and one silver medal). Lala Yusifova won a silver
Russian athletes won gold medals almost in all categories of the tournament.