Oksana Chusovitina won gold at the World Cup in Baku, she is the world's only six-time participant of the Olympic Games.
Correspondent of Uzbekistan Today interviewd the director of the Republican school of higher sports skills in gymnastics, Aziz Umaraliev.
- As of today, the athletes, united under the Uzbekistan Gymnastics Federation, are actively preparing for the qualifying events at the Olympic Games 2016, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in April. This will be the qualifying round among the athletes of rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, trampoline. Anton Fokin, and the legend of world gymnastics Oksana Chusovitina will both compete for a ticket to Rio. Chusovtina will take part in the Olympic Games for the seventh time.
Successful performance by Chusovitina at the World Cup, and since last year, at competitions of this level, where she took only the first places, shows that she is in good physical shape. This, of course, gives confidence to the athlete and all of us, that she will be able to take a license. These competitions do not contribute to getting the Olympic license, but rather are an integral part of the training process.
Everything will be decided in late April in Rio de Janeiro, where the qualifying round for the Olympics will take place. To get a ticket to Rio, Oksana needs to take a prize in the competitions for the exercises, or get a passing grade in all-around. Most likely, she will do well on the vault, it is her element.
The representative of the national team of Uzbekistan, Oksana Chusovitina, became the winner of the World Cup in artistic gymnastics in Baku (Azerbaijan), performing on the vault. Following two attempts, famed gymnast scored 14.825 points.
The silver medal was won by Slovenian gymnast, Tyasha Kiseleff, with the result of 14,075 points. Bronze went to Austrian athlete, Lisa Ecker, who scored 13,775 points.
40-year-old, Oksana Chusovitina is preparing to win a license to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for the 7th time.