The Abu Dhabi Schools Champions Gymnastics competitions took place recently with a great finals day held at the Armed Forces Officers Club.
A large crowd of cheering parents, coaches and supporters who came out to support the young gymnasts battling it out for the gold while the finals for the remaining six spots, originally scheduled for March 14, have been postponed to a later date.
In Cycle 1 boys Floor, Masato Mizuguchi from the Japanese School of Abu Dhabi took home the gold with 9.5 points, while Aniket Nayak from the Private International English School took home the silver with 9.1 points. The bronze medal went to Ghaith Al-Kindy from Al Afaaq School, who earned 8.8 points.
In Cycle 1 girls, level 2, Lana Hafez Nouh from Al Najah Private School was crowned first in Vault with 9.7 points. Lara Majdi Alnajjar from Horizon Private School came in second with 9.55 points, while Dana Fadi Mustafa Doulh from International Community School earned third place with 9.5 points.
In Bar, Cycle 1, level 1, Maria El Zyr from Lycée Louis Massignon School took home the gold with 9.8 points, while Ameera Fadi Mustafa Doulh from International Community School took on the silver with 9.7 points and Shahd Ramy El Shammaa from Lycée Louis Massignon School took home the bronze with 9.5 points.
In Cycle 1 girls beam apparatus, Hanabi Mizuguchi from the Japanese School of Abu Dhabi scored 9.9 points to finish first, followed by Boonnita Cig from Repton School and Yara Majdi Alnajjar from Horizon Private School who tied for silver with 9.8 points and Haripriya Singh from Amity School, who earned third place with 9.75 points.
In cycle 2 girls, level 2 floor, Gwen Tabet from Lycée Louis Massignon School took home the gold with 9.65 points, while the silver medal went to Ayah Dawwas from Al Yasmina Academy School who scored 9.6 points, and Polina Chirkova from Cranleigh Abu Dhabi took the bronze with 9.6 points.
The tournament was held in the presence of Talal Al Hashemi, executive director of the sports development sector at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and Hussein Murad, CEO of Inspiratus, the organising company for Abu Dhabi Schools Champions.