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The qualification rounds of the 15th Junior RG Asian Championships in KAZ

by Anis Saoud on June 26, 2017
AGU Media Doha (QAT): The qualification rounds of the 15th Junior Rhythmic Asian Championships were held on Friday, with Adilya Tlekenova stealing the show at the Daulet National Tennis Center in her hometown Astana, Kazakhstan. In the ball category (individual), she managed 16,000 to top the pool while China’s Zilu…

Three-year-old Iran’s Arat Hosseini

by Anis Saoud on June 22, 2017

Three-year-old Iran’s Arat Hosseini

by Anis Saoud on June 22, 2017
AGU Media Doha (QAT): Three-year-old Iran’s Arat Hosseini is an amazing talent who does backward somersaults, balancing splits and walkovers with such a consummate ease that even most accomplished of gymnasts would be proud to pull off. When Hosseini was only nine months, he was able to perform the complicated…

Pranati hopes to win more international medals

by Anis Saoud on June 21, 2017
AGU Media Doha (QAT): Pranati Nayak, who finished fourth at the Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, last month, is tipped to become India’s next promising gymnast after Olympian Dipa Karmakar. Pranati was introduced to the sport when she was in Class 3 by one of her school coaches. She showed…

Gymnastics Federation of Iran hosts national festival

by Anis Saoud on June 15, 2017
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): After the recent success of Saeedreza Keikha, who won the pommel horse silver at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the bronze medal at the Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand last month, the Gymnastics Federation of Iran (GFI) has stepped up to promote the…

Astana to host senior rhythmic and junior Asian competitions

by Anis Saoud on June 13, 2017
AGU Media DOHA (QAT): Mongolia is top seeded followed by South Korea and Thailand at the Ninth Senior Rhythmic Asian Championships after the draw of lots were held last week. The event will be held under the auspices of Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) at the Daulet National Tennis Center, Astana,…

I want to be an Olympian: Misha

by Anis Saoud on June 12, 2017

I want to be an Olympian: Misha

by Anis Saoud on June 12, 2017
AGU Media Office: At her age, when most girls spend their time with Barbie dolls, Pakistan’s 10-year-old Misha Saqib does some incredible vaults, twists and turns on a gymnasium floor. An ardent admirer of Olympic champion Simone Biles, Misha recently won five gold medals at the National Women’s Championships in…

Dipa’s coach wants Indian gymnasts to learn ‘Produnova’

by Anis Saoud on June 10, 2017
Dipa Karmakar may have missed the medal by a whisker at the Rio Olympics last year, but her performance has put gymnastics in the spot light in India. The 23-year-old, who became the first Indian woman gymnast to have qualified for the Olympics, scored an average of 15.066 points, a…

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