Coming fresh from the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang, Team Qatar’s Ahmed Nabil, Ahmed Al Dayani and Jana Al Kiki are ready to welcome gymnasts from around the world to Doha. Team Qatar will compete along with World and Olympic champions at the Aspire Dome, between October 25th – November 3rd.
Team Qatar’s gymnasts are currently preparing as they get closer to competing in one of the greatest sporting events. Participating at the recent Asian Games has helped the three young gymnasts prepare and get used to competing at prestigious and significant events. Right before the Asian Games, both Ahmed Nabil and Ahmed Al Dayani attended a training camp in Romania while Jana Al Kiki trained in Portugal.
16-year-old Al Kiki was exposed to world class environment during her first Asian Games participation, which added to her experience and readiness for the big Championships. Al Kiki also competed with world class gymnasts during the World Cup in Doha in March 2018. She will be going head to head with many of gymnastics greatest female athletes in the Vault, Balance Beam and Floor exercise events at the World Championships in Doha.
Aspire Academy graduate, Ahmed Nabil is not a stranger at his very own competition venue. The 18-year-old competed at the Aspire Dome in March 2018 when Doha hosted the 11th edition of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup. 2017 was a great year for Nabil, he won his first international gold medal in the horizontal bar event at the Arabian Gymnastics Championships 2017 in Tunisia and he was the youngest of all competitors at the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal. The young gymnast now looks forward to competing at the World Championships and meet his all-time favourite Japan’s Kohei Uchimura.
Al Dayani, who started gymnastics when he was 8 years old has won over 20 gold medals at various GCC competitions and Arab Championships. He is also an Aspire Academy graduate and competes in all six apparatus i.e. floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar but specialises on the pommel horse where he has won most of his medals. Al Dayani competed in
last year’s World Championships in Montreal but competing at the Summer Olympics has always been a dream for Al Dayani. The 25 year old competed at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and made it to the finals.
Come support Team Qatar and get your tickets now for this unmissable event on Qatar’s sporting calendar at: https://bit.ly/2Nqcw9L Tickets are also available at Virgin Megastores across Qatar. To learn more about the 48th Artistic World Gymnastics Championships, please visit: http://worldgymdoha18.com/ and social media @DohaGym2018.
All image courtesy of Team Qatar
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