Egypt is known to be the home to one of the world’s seven wonders, the Pyramids of Giza, but, that’s not it, because Um El Donia is also the home to some internationally recognized athletes that we are super proud of. We’re extremely thrilled to announce that, for the first time in history, Egypt is going to host Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) World Cup for Artistic Gymnastics; it’ll kick off on March 4th and wrap up on July 11th. The competition will be the only artistic gymnastic event in the FIG World Cup 2021 series to be held in the region.
So, in light of the great news, we wanted to share with you some of Egypt’s most talented gymnasts that we want to see shine and dazzle. Scroll down to be amazed by Egypt’s top gymnasts!
Zahran is the first Egyptian male gymnast to have an element named after him added to the Code of Points by the International Gymnastics Federation in 2013. His element, ‘Zahran’, was first performed by him in the 2013 World Challenge Cup in Slovenia, and later in the 2017 World Championships in Canada.
Known to be fierce, with moves like spider man or a ninja warrior. Elsaharty is an Egyptian artistic gymnast champion who competed in seven events at the 2012 summer Olympics.
Taman is also an artistic gymnast who unapologetically earned two gold medals in the 2018 Mediterranean Games and 2019 African Games. She’s looking forward to continuing her amazing performance and high results in future competitions and wishes to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo one day.
Mahgoub is one of Egypt’s top gymnasts who qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan in 2020, right after finishing 17th in the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Germany.
Nicknamed the ‘Gymnastics Miracle’, Farah is another FIG athlete who won medals back-to-back in the 2017 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Canada, and the 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha in 2018, and finally the 49th Artistic Gymnastic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2019.