Sierra Leone’s gymnastics team has soared to victory at the 2nd Baku Gym For All International Challenge in Azerbaijan. The team, comprised of 14 talented athletes, secured a gold medal amidst competition from over 60 groups spanning Europe and Asia.

This remarkable achievement marks Sierra Leone’s sole representation from Africa at the event. The 20-person contingent, which departed for Baku on Wednesday, included not only the competing athletes but also officials, National Sports Authority Director Victor Hasting Spaine, and media representative Barrie Alpha.

The Baku Gym For All Challenge offers a unique atmosphere, welcoming participants of all ages and skill levels. Over the two-day event (June 1st and 2nd), roughly 60 teams from Azerbaijan and other nations will join forces for a celebration of gymnastics.

Competitions will be divided into two age categories: under 50 and over 50. Spectators can expect a vibrant display of athleticism, featuring master classes, team parades, and engaging entertainment programs suitable for all ages. The picturesque Baku Boulevard, situated behind the Azerbaijan State Puppet Theatre, serves as the event’s backdrop.

The event is hosted by the esteemed Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF), established in 1956. The AGF oversees seven gymnastics disciplines recognized by the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) and has undergone a significant revitalization since 2002. Their dedication to providing a world-class sporting experience has garnered international recognition.

The prestigious competition takes place at the National Gymnastics Arena, renowned for its exceptional facilities and spectator-friendly environment. This victory serves as a testament to the talent and dedication of Sierra Leone’s gymnastics team, solidifying their place on the international gymnastics stage.