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Omar El Arabi qualifies for the World Cup of Artistic Gymnastics despite injury


Omar El-Araby, the national gymnastics team player, qualified for the World Cup of Artistic Gymnastics, hosted by Egypt for the first time in the history of the African continent, at Cairo International Stadium from 3-7 June.

 

Al-Arabi scored 13.400 points, placing them sixth in the Parallel System to qualify for the finals, despite the injury he suffered.

 

Al-Arabi had suffered a severe injury during his participation in the activities of the second day, and the player's balance was disturbed during his review on the parallel device and during his descent after the end of his artistic movement.

 

The player underwent several medical examinations during the past hours to determine the extent of the injury, and his position on participating in the final tomorrow, Saturday.

 

Our Egyptian player Zina Ibrahim and Mandy Mahgoub achieved a great achievement today, Friday, by qualifying for the World Cup final.

 

Zina Ibrahim qualified for the 2021 Cairo Gymnastics World Cup final on the balance beam after she ranked second in the qualifiers with a score of 12,700.

On the other hand, Mandy Mahgoub ranked third in the floor exercise equipment qualifiers with 12.450 points and qualifies for the final of the Gymnastics World Cup.

 

The two players will participate tomorrow, Saturday, in the final qualifiers for the World Cup in order to achieve a medal after the distinguished level shown by the players of the Egyptian team.

 

More than 300 players representing 16 countries from around the world are participating in the tournament, and the tournament is receiving great attention from Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports and the Gymnastics Federation headed by Dr. Ihab Amin, especially since the tournament is being held for the first time in Africa and under the gaze of the International Federation of the game.

 

The tournament is witnessing strict precautionary measures, to protect the participating delegations from the emerging corona virus, Covid 19, and the medical bubble system has been applied.

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