Azerbaijani gymnast reaches finals of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 9. Azerbaijani athlete Nikita Simonov reached the finals of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup held in Baku in the rings discipline, Trend reports.

Nikita Simonov scored 14.733 points, thereby taking first place in the qualification.

The final competitions in the ring exercises will be held on Saturday, March 11.

The FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup is held on March 9-12 at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku. Some 173 gymnasts from 48 countries around the world will take part in the competition, which is a record number of participating countries in the history of the World Cups in gymnastic disciplines in Azerbaijan.

In the first two days of the four-day World Cup competitions in Baku, qualifying stages will be held, and in the remaining days, finals, which will determine the winners in exercises on individual equipment. Following the results of the four-day competition, the gymnasts with the highest score will also be awarded the traditional AGF Trophy.

Azerbaijan will be represented at the competitions by Nikita Simonov and Ivan Tikhonov (men’s artistic gymnastics), Samira Gahramanova and Nazanin Teymurova (women’s artistic gymnastics).

Source: TREND News Agency