Baku to host European Championships in men's artistic gymnastics for first time

Baku will host the European Championships in Men's Artistic Gymnastics in Azerbaijan for the first time.

The 34th Continental Championships will be held at National Gymnastics Arena on May 27-31, according to the statement posted on Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation's website.

The Championships, in which both seniors and juniors will participate in, will give the last chance to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to senior gymnasts who have not qualified yet. Thus, 2 gymnasts with the highest score in the qualifications, performing in the All-Around and being eligible for the Olympic Games, will qualify for the Games.

Senior gymnasts will perform in the Team Final and Apparatus Finals at the Men's Artistic Gymnastics European Championships to be held this year. Junior gymnasts will compete in the All-Around Finals and Apparatus Finals and the winners in Team Competition will be determined according to the qualification results.  

Moreover, the professional mascots from the U.S. - Scott Hesington and Barry Anderson, known as the AGF's 'Gur-Gur' mascot and 'Luigi' mascot of the European Championships, will visit Baku for this event again.