The 25th European Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics, Tumbling and Double-mini Trampoline took place in Valladolid city, Spain on March 31 – April 3, said a message of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) Apr.4.
Azerbaijan was represented by Ilya Grishunin, Oleg Piunov, Ruslan Aghamirov, Dmitriy Fedorovskiy and Sabina Zaitseva at the competitions in Trampoline Gymnastics, by Mikhail Malkin – in Tumbling events and by Dmitriy Fedorovskiy – in Double-mini Trampoline.
Azerbaijan’s debut at the Double-mini Trampoline competitions has brought a bronze medal to the country. Dmitriy Fedorovskiy took the 3rd place by receiving 74,100 points from judges. The Russian athletes shared the 1st and 2nd places between themselves, said the message.
Azerbaijani representatives in Trampoline Gymnastics succeeded to reach the finals for the first time with the participation of the best eight gymnasts of Europe both in individual and synchronized competitions among men, according to the message.
Eventually, Oleg Piunov took the 5th place in the individual program, having shown his best result (57,525). Within a synchronized pair, Piunov, together with Ilya Grishunin ranked 7th.
Mikhail Malkin also reached the final of the European Championships’ events in tumbling for the first time, where he closed up the eight of finalists, said the message.
At the end of the closing ceremony, the flag of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) was handed over to Azerbaijan as the next – 26th European Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics will be held in Baku in 2018.
The UEG flag was presented to AGF’s Secretary General Farid Gayibov, who acted as the president of the Appeal Jury of the current Championships within the framework of his authorities as the UEG vice-president.
Although the development of Trampoline Gymnastics in Azerbaijan commenced since late 2013, the country has already successfully organized the World Cup in this gymnastics discipline in Baku on March 5-6, 2016.