Gymnastics is one of the most popular types of sport. In Azerbaijan, it started to develop since the 40s of the 20th century. In 1956, the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation was established.
The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation includes 6 types of sport. They are rhythmic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics, men’s artistic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and aerobics.
The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation has been engaged in developing and popularizing this type of sport in our country. The Federation has been broadly attracting people to physical training and health-oriented activities, providing support to development of child-youth sport, activities of sport schools and Olympic centres, and taking care of sport veterans.
Since 2002, Mehriban Aliyeva has been the president of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation.
Thanks to Mehriban Aliyeva, this type of sports has been experiencing its development period. Due to her activity, world and European championships on rhythmic gymnastics were held in Azerbaijan.