Egyptian female gymnasts have recently been making leaps and bounds in the competitive arena.
This year, Sherine El-Zeiny won gold at the African Gymnastics Championships in the women’s individual all-around competitions. She is part of the national team.
At the same tournament, the national girls’ gymnastics team won in the junior teams’ division. In the juniors’ individual all-around competitions, Farah Ahmed and Farah Said won gold and bronze, respectively.
The 3rd International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament in Kalamata, Greece was another chance for Egyptian gymnasts to prove themselves this year.
Under the leadership of coaches Sarah Ismail, Mayar Ragab, and Russian coach Aala, as well as ballet coach Hany Hassan, the Egyptian girls’ team won two silver medals in both junior divisions: individual all-around and teams.
Farida Nadir, Tia Dia, Nermine Khaled, Malak El-Sherif, Salma Khaled and Yara Ihab make up the national girls’ team.
Another Egyptian gymnast, Mariam Selim, placed fifth in the individual all-around division at the tournament.
President of the Egyptian Gymnastics Federation Alaa Hamed and the head of its Technical Committee Noha Abdel Wehab showed their complete support and appreciation to the Egyptian gymnasts.
Photos by Nevine Kamel