RIYADH: Young Saudi gymnast Elena Habhab bagged first station at the inaugural GCC Broad Sequence Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship, staged within the UAE.
The tournament, held at Al Nasr Sports Hall in Dubai on Nov. 26 and 27, concerned its female contributors transferring gracefully to song while conserving props equivalent to ribbons, or a ball.
More than 300 gymnasts from five Gulf Cooperation Council worldwide locations — the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Saudi Arabia — took piece and had been judged on agility and the pronouncement of movements.
Six-365 days-feeble Habhab, who competed within the runt one junior category, suggested Arab news: “I turned into once overjoyed to defend shut first station within the Gulf’s first global opponents. I needed to decide piece and proudly raise the flag of my nation.”
For the period of the summer season, the skilled ran for eight hours daily, and when college started, four hours. She also had private ballet lessons.
She received seven medals in her first 365 days of opponents in Moscow, where she receives skilled working against, and hopes to decide half in identical contests in Saudi Arabia.
Her mom, Rima Wannous, acknowledged: “We’re Elena’s family, her perfect supporters and fans, and we’re in a position to present her the total lot we have so that she can be able to proceed her dream of reaching the Olympics .
“As a mom, I turned into once very nervous sooner than the match and could per chance per chance per chance no longer sleep, however when the outcome turned into once launched, I felt very chuffed and proud.
“After all, my six-365 days-feeble daughter turned into once in a position to gift herself and live the outcome that she has labored so exhausting for, and now she has eight medals.”
Subsequent week, Habhab will decide half in Dubai in a world match, sooner than competing in an originate club tournament in Moscow at the head of December, after which a world match in India in January.