DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics club hosted successfully the FIRST ever International Rhythmic Gymnastics competition in Dubai, UAE
9 – 12 DECEMBER 2016
Experts in the field of Rhythmic Gymnasts believe that DUGYM CUP 2016 have opened infinite number of possibilities for the budding talents in the Middle East
Dubai, 12 December 2016 –With great pomp and glamour DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics club hosted DuGym Cup the FIRST ever International Rhythmic Gymnastics competition to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 9th and 10th of December 2016. DuGym Cup brought more than 260 international gymnasts from 21 countries to compete and display their talent in front of a full-house audience and world-renowned panel of judges including Noha Abou Shabana, the Vice President of FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics (FIG - International Gymnastics Federation / Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique).
Officially approved by Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the DuGym Cup was held in Al Manara Sports Centre and was attended by high ranked officials of DSC as well as gymnasts including Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist Anna Rizatdinova from Ukraine, Dora Vass from Hungary and Maria Mateva from Bulgaria. Gymnasts, coaches, parents and audience were also able to witness the performance of these world renowned gymnasts live during the Gala Event of DuGym Cup.
International Competition was followed by two days of Master Class on the 11 and 12 December, which was attended by more than 150 gymnasts from around the world, where they will get professional technical tips from the world class gymnasts Anna Rizatdinova, Dora Vass and Maria Mateva. Whereas the coaches who travelled along with the gymnasts to Dubai will be able to hear directly from Noha Abou Shabana the latest updates to the FIG guidelines and code of conduct.
Director and head coach of DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics, Angel Ebru Ilgaz, stated that it is a great chance for the gymnasts to come to one platform which enables them to groom their talent and to be judged based on the FIG code of conduct as well as to get feedback from the world renowned rhythmic gymnasts which will definitely help these upcoming talents. At the Gala Show, Angel added that it took many years of preparation and educating the importance of this great Olympic event as well as to have it all ready to make Dubai the hosting city of the first ever international Rhythmic Gymnastics competition in the UAE.
Noha Abou Shabana, the Vice President of FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics, during the Gala Show thanked DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics for having taken such a great step to host a phenomenal International Rhythmic Gymnastics in Dubai, UAE as well as Dubai Sports Council and all local authorities to have welcomed the gymnasts from around the world to showcase their talents.
Gymnast Melanie Dutoit from South Africa who was reigning supreme in the Year 2000 category said, “The level of competing talents at DuGym Cup was really high but it’s good as it will help to bring the best out of us as gymnasts”. One of the coaches of Cape Olympia Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, Mislue Galukhina stated “We very happy to have become part of DuGym cup, the competition level was very strong and the hosting city being Dubai left nothing stopping us from being part of this great competition and city”. Whereas Kazakhstan’s Anna Afuxenidi, who topped the 2000 A category was almost speechless to have seen and being handed over the medals by world class gymnasts Anna, Maria and Dora.
DuGym Cup, non-profit event, was founded to emphasis the vision of DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics Club which is to create awareness and interest in Rhythmic Gymnastics, one of the wonderful Olympic sporting events. Dubai being the hosting city of such an International event, had given greater motivation to gymnasts from UAE and also giving them chance to be accustomed with the best practices in rhythmic gymnastics during International competitions.
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