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Azerbaijan’s first lady First lady named Sports Personality of the Year

Aliyeva re-elected president of Gymnastics Federation

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.24 Trend: Azerbaijan’s first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has been unanimously re-elected president of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation.

Azerbaijan’s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva has been named the Sports Personality of the Year by the Azerbaijan Sports Journalists Association.

The chairperson of the Baku 2015 European Games Organizing Committee, that was successfully held in the Azerbaijani capital this June, heads the Organizing Committee of the forthcoming IV Islamic Solidarity Games, to be held in Baku in May 2017.

The first lady is also the president of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation that has recently achieved great success both in the inaugural European Games and winning licenses to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

Azerbaijani gymnasts won seven medals at the Games in Baku.

Next year, Azerbaijani gymnasts Oleg Stepko and Marina Durunda will compete for medals to the country in Rio.

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