The Belarus trampoline gymnastics team is ready to perform at the upcoming FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling in Baku, gymnast Uladzislau Hancharou told Trend.
Hancharou, a Rio 2016 Olympic champion, said his team is well prepared for the tournament and hopes to score the highest points.
The Belarusian athlete says he looks forward to trying each gymnastics apparatus in the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku.
“This is my second competition in Baku,” said Hancharou. “Very good conditions have been created here.”
The new Olympic cycle’s first World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling will take place in the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku on February 18-19. Eighty-five trampoline and tumbling gymnasts from 15 countries will test their strength on the basis of the new Code of Points coming into force in 2017.
The qualifications to take place on the first day of the competitions will be followed by finals the next day.
At these events, Azerbaijan will be represented by Ilya Grishunin, Oleg Piunov, Ruslan Aghamirov, Sviatlana Makshtarova and Veronika Zemlianaia in the trampoline individual and synchro pairs programs, as well as by Mikhail Malkin on the tumbling track.