Yesterday at the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championship, which is held in the Israeli city of Holon, rules of the competition were violation against the Azerbaijani juniors Veronica Gudis and Ilahi Mammadova.
During their performance with hoop and clubs, music track that accompanied their performance was stopped due to technical problems.
The head coach of Azerbaijani national rhythmic gymnastics team Mariana Vasileva expresses protest immediately after the incident. At first, the Technical Committee accepted this protest and declared that the Azerbaijani team will show its performance once again. However, the impossibility of another performances was announced later.
Such actions of the Technical Committee are against the rules, posted on the official website of the International Federation of Gymnastics. According to the Article 1.5.2, if there are any accidents (blackout, musical equipment malfunction) on the part of organizers, gymnast/team is allowed to once again to show his performance, which wasn't done in this case.