Doha (QAT) Competition Management Office; March 05, 2015: The 8th edition of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup, which will start on March 25 at the Aspire Zone, is expected to push the performance level quite high as it has attracted the a big number of World ranking gymnasts.
The total number of participating gymnasts is 128, including 84 males and 44 females.
The list of athletes from 34 countries is topped by the Brazil’s gymnasts with the participation of Zanette Arthur (Olympic gold medal on Rings London 2012; one World Championships Gold medal on Rings BEL 2013 and 2 silvers JPN 2011 & CHN 2014) and Diego Hypolito (two bronze medal on Floor Exercise in WC JPN 2011 and CHN 2014),
Romania’s IORDACHE Larissa (Olympic Silver in team event 2012, two silver in All-Around and Floor during the WC CHN 2014 and Bronze medal on Floor during the WC in BEL 2013)
The United States’ gymnasts LEYVA DANELL (Olympic Bronze medal in All-Around final 2012, on silver in Parallel Bars and one bronze in team final during the WC CHN 2014 and one Gold medal in Parallel Bars final during the WC JPN 2011). DALTON JACOB (two bronze medals in team and vault during WC CHN 2014, Silver on Floor Exercise in WC BEL 2013 and Bronze medal in team final during WC JPN 2011).
The Croatian MOZNIC MARIJO (bronze medal in Horizontal bar of the WC CHN 2014).
New country will participate in Doha for the first time, which is Colombia. Most of the gymnasts want to test their preparations and wish to be in the best shape while entering the World Championships later this year, which is qualifying event for the Rio Olympic Games 2016.
Doha has set high standards of hospitality and organization of any events, which attracts players from all over the world.
“Gymnasts like to come here as we provide them the world class facilities. They appreciate the high quality of event and hospitality, which they experience here.