Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has a stunning president - the first vice-president of the republic Mehriban Aliyeva, the head coach of the Ukrainian national rhythmic gymnastics team, the vice-president of the Gymnastics Federation of Ukraine Irina Deryugina said, speaking to the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza on the eve of the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku.
"AGF has a terrific president. All the countries can only admire what is being done in Azerbaijan for the development of all kinds of gymnastics and in terms of organizing competitions," she said, adding that due to it Ukrainian gymnasts are increasingly leaving for Azerbaijan.
Irina Deriugina said that a new team arrived from Ukraine for the World Cup in Baku. "Previous World Cups were very successful for us and we hope for the same in Baku," the senior coach of the Ukrainian team said.
The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup will be held in Baku on April 28-30. Participation of 94 gymnasts from 21 countries is expected in the event, 37 of them in the individual program and 57 - as the ten group teams. Athletes will compete for 8 medal sets.