By Amina Nazarli
The National Gymnastics Arena opened its doors to sport fans, as the 23rd Baku Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship and the 2nd Azerbaijan and Baku Aerobic Gymnastics Championship among age categories kicked off in Baku on December 1.
On the first day of the competition, youngsters (2006-2008 - without apparatus, a hoop, a ball), pre-juniors (2004-2005 - without apparatus, a rope, a ball, clubs) and juniors (2001-2003 - a rope, a hoop, a ball and clubs) will demonstrate their performances.
Later, splendid performances of 8 groups in team exercises in the youngsters category (2006-2008) will be shown without apparatus and with balls.
On the second day of the tournament, along with rhythmic gymnasts, representatives of aerobic gymnastics will demonstrate their skills. The gymnasts included into the categories of children (7-8-year-old), youngsters (9-11-year-old), pre-juniors (12-14-year-old), juniors (15-17-year-old) and seniors (18-year-old and elder) will compete in the individual and trio programs.
141 gymnasts in total will represent Baku Gymnastics School, "Ojaq Sport", “Gomrukchu”, "Sarhadchi”, “Spartak” clubs, Sports Society of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Republican Complex Sports School and Shaghan Olympic Sports Complex.
Flash mobs, contests for the audience will be held within the framework of the event. The events can be watched on CBC Sport TV channel and official website of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (www.agf.az) to be broadcasted live.