Japanese ambassador praises FIG World Cup Final opening ceremony in Baku

Opening ceremony of the FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Baku was very beautiful, Tsuguo Takahashi, Japanese ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend July 22.

The diplomat says he has repeatedly attended sporting events in Baku.

Ambassador Takahashi also said he liked the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku and wished success to the athletes.

He stressed that the tournament is important for the athletes in terms of preparation for the Olympic Games.

Takahashi added that he would like to see Baku host the Olympic Games in the near future.

The FIG World Cup Final in Rhythmic Gymnastics will last until July 24, giving a unique opportunity to watch the performances of eminent gymnasts from 17 countries two weeks prior to the Rio Olympics.

Twenty-six gymnasts and 9 teams will compete for medals in the all-around on the first two days of competitions. Apparatus finals will be held on the event’s last day.

Source: Trend News Agency