By Amina Nazarli
Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has once again distinguished itself internationally for its adherence to this kind of sport.
The AGF has been included into the FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) rating list of the “Meritorious” Federations.
The high appreciation of the AGF’s activity confirmed its reputation in the international arena once again.
The FIG Executive Committee defines the meritorious federations based on the points given for their activities during the year – the organization of the World Championships and World Cups, hosting of meetings of the FIG governing bodies, holding of the FIG Coaching Academy and International Judges’ Courses, as well as participation in the mentioned events.
Due to its dynamic and professional activity, the AGF has placed itself among the 10 strongest federations for the three consecutive years (2014, 2015 and 2016).
FIG is the governing body of competitive gymnastics, which counts 148 member federations.
Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation, which was founded in 1956, has experienced revival since 2002 and the renewed federation lifted this popular sport to a new level.
Thanks to a high-level and dynamic activity of the Federation, Azerbaijani gymnastics has been able to break into the world sporting arena.
The year of 2014 became a new stage in development of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics and Aerobic Gymnastics in the country, and what is more the capital opened the grand 9,000-seat National Gymnastics Arena.
The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation was acknowledged to be the best federation and the iconic 9,000-seat National Gymnastics Arena, designed to host all gymnastics disciplines declared the best Arena by the Azerbaijan Youth and Sports Ministry in the country in 2015.
In 2019, the Federation will welcome the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.