Marina Nekrasova: support of Baku fans create inspires
Baku fans inspire with their great support, the Azerbaijani gymnast Marina Nekrasova told Vestnik Kavkaza after performing exercises in the vault in qualifications at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku.
"Of course, performing at home is exciting, because the responsibility is higher, especially when the stands are filled and the fans are so supportive, but I try to keep myself under control," Marina Nekrasova said.
The good performance allowed the Azerbaijani gymnast to advance to the finals in the vault. "I was able to perform what I prepared. I think that I made it to the finals, the goal is fulfilled. But tomorrow I still have to perform on the balance beam and floor exercises," she said.
Today Marina Nekrasova will be supporting her team. "Yulia Inshina and Katya Tishkova will perform exercises in uneven bars soon, Yulia Yinshina will join me tomorrow, and we will perform together the balance beam and floor exercises," the gymnast said.
The FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup is being held in Baku on March 16-19. Athletes from 23 countries will compete for 10 medal sets.