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Newly-elected UEG president to unite European gymnastics community

04 December 2017 [11:15] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

The newly-elected president of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), Farid Gayibov, will lead the European gymnastics community to unity, said Ilan Gazit, the category 1 judge from Israel.

“The 27th Congress of the UEG has finished and I am very happy with the result of the election of new president of the UEG. I wish Farid Gayibov a very good luck,” said Gazit.

“My expectations from the next UEG cycle with the leadership of Farid is to make Europe united, so that we all will be together. This is his chance to do that, because he is a very good leader, he knows the job, he is coming from gymnastics and I believe in him, that he will bring people together at the same table," he said.

He added the unity will make the sports community stronger, giving it a lot of power until Tokyo 2020 and maybe even more than that.

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 Dec.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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