14th Taishan Artistic World Cup gets underway tomorrow
DOHA: The stage is all set for the 14th Taishan Artistic Gymnastics World Cup that starts with the qualifiers at the Aspire Dome tomorrow.
A total 30 countries have registered for this year’s event which will feature 77 men (MAG) and 31 women (WAG) gymnasts.
After the two-day MAG and WAG qualifiers, the finals will be held on March 4 and 5.
Like last year, the high-profile competition will be held without fans due to the strict Covid19 protocols in place.
“Implementing a comprehensive medical and security protocol providing the safeguards required to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in the competition is one of our prime aims,” said LOC chairman Ali Al Hitmi, who is also the Qatar Gymnastics Federation President and a FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) First Vice-President.
Like every year, the familiar venue of the Doha edition — Aspire Dome — has been decked up to welcome the world’s top gymnasts.
“We are thankful to the Aspire Academy and Aspire Zone for their support. We also thank the Qatar Olympic Committee and Ministry of Public Health for approving the competition,” added Al Hitmi.