Top artistic gymnastics contenders have finally arrived in Doha to participate in the 9 edition of the Artistic  Gymnastics Challenge Cup which will take place in Doha’s Aspire Academy tomorrow (March 24).

The 3-day annual gymnastics tournament will showcase the participation of more than 100 gymnasts representing 33 different countries which includes China, Cuba, Argentina, Armenia, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Croatia, Finland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam and host country, Qatar.

The Judges Committee of the said event will gather today at the event’s venue to properly settle their arrangement for the qualifications which will take place tomorrow.

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On the other hand, the Organizing Committee of the Doha World Challenge Cup will establish a press conference at the tournament’s venue to present the top contenders that will take part in the competition.

Ali Ahmad Essa Al Hitmi, the President of QGF and Chairman of Organizing Committee said, “With support from the State of Qatar, we have worked hard to earn the confidence of FIG who awarded us the rights to host this event. Our next goal will be the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2018.”

“We, in the QGF aim to bring in the vision of the Qatar Olympic Committee into reality and to make Doha the main sport destination in the Middle East. Hosting such an event will enable us to provide the opportunity for our youth to gain more experience so they can achieve the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030,” he further added.

For her part, the QGF Assistant Secretary General and Tournament Director Abeer Al Boainain emphasized that the QGF has finished its arrangements for the world event as the contenders will start their training sessions at the event’s venue beginning tomorrow.

The tickets for the said annual competition can be purchased in the event’s official website (www.dohagym.com) or from the Qatar Gymnastics Federation’s headquarters, which is located at the 5th floor at Al Bidda Tower. Tickets can also be purchased at the event venue during the event.

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Abdulrhaman Al Muftah, Head of Spectators Committee said: “We are thrilled with the response to initial sales online and at the QGF Headquarters,” he said.

“The support the fans provide the gymnasts and to event each year truly shows how important the Qatar Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup has been for the past 9 years and it only continues to grow.”

“We are extremely pleased to continue our promotional activities for our event and to inform the residents of Qatar and the country’s visitors that this annual world-class sporting events is fast approaching,” He added.

Al Muftah reaffirmed that the Qatar Gymnastics Federation has asked the Qatar Orphan Foundation (Dreima) and the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for Deaf to come and watch the competition.

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