Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva: "I can't imagine my life without Baku"

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25 June 2024 14:24
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Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva: "I can't imagine my life without Baku"

"I always wanted to come to Azerbaijan. I saw how beautiful the conditions and the gymnasts are here."

As per Idman.biz, Australian gymnast Aleksandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva, who won a license for the Paris-2024 Summer Olympic Games, said this in an interview with SBS Russian.

"Baku is my home. When Melbourne quarantined in 2021, we decided to continue training overseas. My parents bought a one-way ticket to Europe. Some things were not done, some issues were prevented by the coronavirus. I met Mariana Vasileva, head coach of the Azerbaijan national team, at the world championship held in Kitakyushu. She invited me to a training camp. This preparatory process lasted for three years."

The gymnast did not hide that she was attached to the capital during her stay in Azerbaijan: "I cannot imagine my life without Baku. My best friends are here, all the coaches are like family and everything is the best here."

Idman.biz