Azerbaijan to host European Championships in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics for first time

  06 February 2020    Read: 971
  Azerbaijan to host European Championships in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics for first time

Azerbaijan will host the European Championships in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics for the first time, according to the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) Feb. 6.

The 34th Continental Championships, where the strongest athletes are expected to compete in, will be held at the National Gymnastics Arena on May 27-31.

The provisional registration list of the competition's participants will be available at the end of February, while the final nominative list will be published at the end of April.

The Championships, in which both seniors and juniors will participate in, will give the last chance to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to senior gymnasts who have not qualified yet.

Thus, two gymnasts with the highest score in the qualifications, performing in the all-around and being eligible for the Olympic Games, will qualify for the Games.


The age limit for junior gymnasts is 14-18, while senior athletes should be minimum at the age of 18.

According to the Technical Regulations of the European Union of Gymnastics, senior gymnasts will perform in the team finals and apparatus finals at the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics European Championships to be held this year.

Junior gymnasts will compete in the all-around finals and apparatus finals and the winners in team competition will be determined according to the qualification results.

Moreover, the professional mascots from the US - Scott Hesington and Barry Anderson, known as the AGF’s “Gur-Gur” mascot and “Luigi” mascot of the European Championships, will visit Baku for this event again.

The mascots, who cause a smile, positive and good mood for both spectators and gymnasts, will revive the “Luigi monkey” at the National Gymnastics Arena once again.

 

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