The Egyptian national junior rhythmic gymnastics team, U16, won second place at the International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament in Luxembourg, which took place earlier this week.
Under the supervision of Noha Abdel Wahab, president of the Technical Committee of the Egyptian Gymnastics Federation and vice president of the Technical Committee of the International Federation of Gymnastics, the team came in second place after the Russian team, which is listed as the world’s number one team in rhythmic gymnastics.
Despite coming in second place, the team accomplished the highest score in the competition in the second day, with a total of 13.9 points, defeating the Russian team that scored 13.5. After the total number of points following the second day of the competition, it took second place.
Egyptian team members included Farida Nadir, Perihan Ayman, Nermine Khaled, Malak Selim, and Farah Ihab. The members defeated Norway, which came in third place and Holland, which came in fourth place.
Under the individual category, young Aliaa Osama scored first place, defeating 30 female players from Russia, Ukraine, and Germany, while Osama won first place in rope and third place in freestyle.
The U16 rhythmic gymnastics team is preparing to qualify for the African Championship expected to take place in 2018 and the Olympics, to be held in Tokyo in 2020.
The team is trained by the Russian trainer Alla Vereninova and Egyptians Sarah Ismail and Mayar Ragab.
The team was first formed in 2015 and its members were chosen from sports clubs across Egypt.