Uzbek capital hosts General Assembly of Asian Gymnastics Union

27 Sep 2012

Uzbek capital hosts General Assembly of Asian Gymnastics Union

Lola Karimova in the general assembly of gymnastics Lola Karimova asists to the general assembly of gymnastics Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva has called on the Asian gymnastics federations to join their efforts in promoting sports on the continent.

Lola Karimova hand in the commemorative plate “This can be achieved through continuous communication, participation in various sporting events as well as an unceasing process of exchange of experience,” Karimova-Tillyaeva said, addressing the General Assembly of the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) in the Uzbek capital.

Heads of technical committees of men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampolining, acrobatics, sport aerobics and gymnastics for all – in all representatives of 31 countries – gathered in Tashkent on 24-25 September for the AGU General Assembly. The event was also attended by the President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Bruno Grandi and FIG Honorary Vice-President Norbert Bueche.

Lola Tillyaeva in the general assembly of gymnasticsIn their opening speeches, AGU President Abdulrahman al-Shathri and Bruno Grandi praised Uzbekistan’s efforts in organizing this important event.

AGU Honorary President Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, who heads the Uzbek Gymnastics Federation, thanked the FIG and AGU leaderships for attention being paid to promoting gymnastics in Asia.

“Thanks to your efforts, an increasing number of sporting events are being held, giving the athletes and their coaches the opportunity to improve their skills, share experience, as well as score new results,” Karimova-Tillyaeva said.

“An increasing number of children are enrolling in the gymnastics classes, and they will represent our countries on the world sporting stage in future,” she went on to say.

The sessions heard reports from the technical committees on work done in the past two years, the performance of Asian athletes in high-profile sporting events, world and Asian championships, and the London Olympics.

The timetable of the AGU events for the next two years was approved. In line with the schedule, Tashkent will host the Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian championship in 2013.