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AGF highlights country's success in gymnastics

19 January 2022 [15:49] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) has held a regular meeting to discuss the latest achievements in gymnastics.

AGF’s 12th general meeting was attended by members of the AGF Executive Committee, representatives of the constituent institutions, and members of the federation.

Report of the AGF's Secretary General on the achievements in gymnastics in 2021 was presented at the meeting.

The sides also discussed the performance of the Azerbaijani gymnasts at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The meeting highlighted AGF's  success in the international arena and major gymnastics competitions held in Baku.

Then the financial report of the Federation for 2021 was presented at the meeting. 

Upon approval of the reports, other issues relating to the activities of the Federation on the meeting agenda were assessed.

Founded in 1956, AGF comprises seven gymnastics disciplines recognized by the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG).

The federation has experienced a revival since 2002. The renewed federation has brought gymnastics to a completely new level.

The high-level organization of the gymnastics events did not remain unnoticed. The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) included the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) into the list of the meritorious federations.

For many years, the AGF has been included in the FIG list of the Top 10 gymnastics federations.

From 2014 to 2019, the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation was included in the list of FIG's 10 strongest federations and for the last three years, it has led the list.

In 2021, National Gymnastics Arena hosted the 28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group.

Over 600 gymnasts from 32 countries competed in trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline in various age categories.

Some 15 gymnasts, including Ibrahim Mustafazade, Ammar Bakhshaliyev, Mehdi Aliyev, Magsud Mahsudov, Nijat Mirzayev, Ali Niftaliyev, Alexey Karatashov, Elnur Mammadov, Huseyn Asadullayev, Bilal Gurbanov, Adil Hajizade,Tofig Aliyev Sema Jafarova, Shafiqa Humbatova and Seljan Mahsudova represented Azerbaijan at the four-day competition.

Azerbaijani gymnast Magsud Magsudov won a gold medal in the individual trampoline program for men in the age category of 13-14 years old.


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