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Australian gymnast: Difficult to win medal in Baku than in Melbourne

19 March 2017 [15:23] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend


It was more difficult to win a medal at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics Individual Apparatus World Cup in Baku than in the similar competition in Melbourne, Australian gymnast Christopher Remkes told Trend Mar. 19.

"I am very glad that I have won the medal here," Remkes said. "I had some difficulties in the qualification. So I have slightly changed my program and demonstrated a worthy performance today."

Earlier, Remkes won a silver medal, while Japanese gymnast Kenzo Shirai won gold at the World Cup Gymnastics in Melbourne.

The last day of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics Individual Apparatus World Cup kicked off at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku March 19.

The men are competing in vault, pommel horse and horizontal bar finals, while the women - in balance beam and floor finals.

Azerbaijan is represented by Marina Nekrasova in balance beam and floor exercises.

A total of ten sets of medals will be awarded at the competitions.

The FIG Artistic Gymnastics Individual Apparatus World Cup finals will end Mar. 19. Gymnasts from 23 countries take part in the FIG World Cup in artistic gymnastics, which is hosted by Azerbaijan for the second time.

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