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"Farid Gayibov's election as UEG president is a result of Mehriban Aliyeva's special attention to sports"

02 December 2017 [17:45] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


The election of Secretary General of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) Farid Gayibov as the president of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) is the result of special attention paid to the sports by First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, President of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Mehriban Aliyeva, said Ilham Zakiyev, vice-president of Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee.

Zakiyev, who is a two-time Paralympic champion, two-time world champion and five-time European champion, and a champion of the 2015 First European Games, told Trend that this is the successful continuation of results achieved by Azerbaijani athletes and gymnasts at the Olympic Games.

"Thanks to this work, Farid Gayibov has been elected today as the UEG president. First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has exceptional merits in the development of gymnastics. Being the President of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation, Mehriban Aliyeva promoted the Azerbaijani gymnasts in the world," noted Zakiyev.

Ilham Zakiyev congratulated the Secretary General of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Farid Gayibov and the federation itself.

"This is a great success," added the vice-president of Azerbaijan National Paralympic Committee.

Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Secretary General Farid Gayibov was elected as the President of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG).

The 50 member Federations of the UEG elected the new UEG authorities at the 27th Congress in Split, Croatia on December 2.

Gayibov gained 28 votes, leaving behind Edvard Kolar, President of the Management Board of the Slovenian Sports Lottery, who received 20 votes. Gayibov will replace Georges Guelzec (FRA), who led the UEG since 2009.

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