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Egypt hosts the African trampoline gymnastics qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics

The Confederation of African Gymnastics, headed by the Algerian Ali Zaatar, decided during the meeting of the Presidential Office of the Federation through video conference technology, which was held today, to transfer the hosting of the African qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics 2021, scheduled for May 2021, in Egypt, after it was not possible to establish it in the country of Namibia in light of the Corona pandemic.


The African Union has responded to a request to amend the venue for the African trampoline gymnastics qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 due to the Corona pandemic that struck the world at the end of 2019.


And the Egyptian Gymnastics Federation headed by Dr. Ihab Amin saved the qualifiers from cancellation and hosting the tournament to maintain Egypt's access to opportunities to climb to the next Olympics, provided that it is organized in conjunction with the African qualifiers for artistic gymnastics to be held at the Cairo International Stadium hall complex during the period from 24 to 28 May next. .


For his part, Ihab Amin, President of the Egyptian Gymnastics Federation and Vice President of the African Union, affirmed Egypt's ability to organize while taking all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the players and delegations participating in the qualifiers with the availability of all the ingredients for the success of the qualifiers on the land of Egypt, including sports facilities and infrastructure at the highest level after efforts. Exerted by the political leadership represented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in putting Egypt on the map for receiving continental and international tournaments recently.


"These two tournaments will be a final dress rehearsal before Egypt hosts the World Cup for Artistic Gymnastics at the beginning of next June, which an African country will host for the first time in history," Amin added.