Egyptian Gymnast, Ali Zahran, Brings Gold Medal Home from Paris World Challenge Cup series
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Chalk up another point for Egyptian athletes who have been dominating so many fields this year! This time, our champion excelled in a sport that requires an incredible amount of balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. Yesterday, we were beyond pleased to find out that gymnast, Ali Zahran, won the gold medal at the Internationaux de France Gymnastique in Paris on the 14th and 15th of September.
For those who don’t know, the Internationaux de France Gymnastique (International French Artistic Gymnastics) is just one part of the 2019 Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) Artistic Gymnastic World Cup Series, the oldest established international federation for an Olympic sport. According to the website, the FIG administers several branches of gymnastics, including Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Aerobics, Acrobatics, and Parkour.
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Now, let’s shine the well-deserved spotlight on Ali Zahran for a bit. At the venue, the renovated AccorHotels Arena, the Egyptian champion dazzled thousands of spectators when he won the gold medal after his performance in the rings event. We took a look at his profile on the FIG website, where we found out that he specialises in men’s artistic gymnastics and was born in 1989 in Port Said. In terms of previous achievements, Zahran has competed in one Continental Championship, nine World Challenge Cups, two World Championships, and several other global competitions. Check him out in action right here back in 2017 in Montreal.