On May 27—29, 2021, Baku, Azerbaijan, hosted the Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships. The Russian national team has won the team total. This is the second time when Team Russia wins the team total in the World Championships. In 2018, they also took first place in Portugal.
160 athletes from 22 countries have participated in the Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships. World-class athlete Ilya Ostapenko, a first-year master student at the MCU’s Institute of Natural Sciences and Sports Technologies, has joined the winning team.
He has participated in three disciplines: individual performance, group performance, and aerobic dance. In the latter, Ilya has taken a silver medal. The athlete has previously won the World and European Championships, European Olympic Games, and Russian Championships. And now he has confirmed his high qualification and mastery with his silver medal in aerobic dance and the gold one in the team total.
Two MCU alumni have also joined the winning team, honored master of sports Dukhik Dzhanazian and world-class athlete Garsevan Dzhanazian. They have also previously won the World and European Championships.
Besides, Denis Soloviev, an alumnus of the MCU’s Institute of Natural Sciences and Sports Technologies, has commented on the TV broadcasting of the competitions. Denis Soloviev is an honored master of sports, a winner of the World and European Championships, European Olympic Games, and Russian Championships.