Preparations in full swing at Aspire Dome
DOHA (Qatar): Preparations are underway as the Qatari capital all set to host the final major event in Artistic Gymnastics before the Olympic Games.
Doha is the eighth and final stop on the 2018-2021 FIG Apparatus World Cup series, where top-ranked specialists on each apparatus have one last chance to lock down their places at the Games.
The competition starts with the two-day qualifiers on Monday (June 21).
2016 Olympic champion Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece and three-time Olympian Vanessa Ferrari from Italy are among those aiming to book tickets to next month’s Tokyo Games.
Petrounias did not qualify for Tokyo 2020 at the 2019 World Championships and the Apparatus World Cup series here will be his last chance to earn an Olympic spot.
Turkey’s 2019 World Still Rings champion Ibrahim Colak and seven-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan have already qualified for the Games, and will use the Doha event as a perfect warm-up before the action shifts to Tokyo.