20 April, 2024

Ahmad Abu Al-Saud Makes History as First Jordanian Gymnast to Qualify for Olympics

April 20, 2024 – Doha, Qatar: In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Ahmad Abu Al-Saud, representing the Jordanian national gymnastics team, has etched his name in history by clinching the gold medal in the pommel horse apparatus competition at the fourth and final round of the World Cup Series Championship hosted in Doha, Qatar.

“Today’s victory is not just a personal achievement but a milestone for Jordanian gymnastics. I am proud to represent my country on the global stage and to make history as the first Jordanian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics,” said Ahmad Abu Al-Saud.

Abu Al-Saud secured the top spot and the coveted gold medal with a score of 15.500 in the finals, outshining China’s Tai Bei’s Kia Li Shen, who earned 15.400 points to claim the second position. The third spot was secured by Irish gymnast Rayce Clinchman with a score of 15.233 points.

This victory not only solidifies Abu Al-Saud’s place in the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics but also marks him as the first-ever Jordanian gymnast to qualify for the prestigious event.

The journey to Olympic qualification began for Abu Al-Saud with a gold medal win in the first round in Cairo, securing 30 points and leading the player rankings. He followed this with a silver medal and 25 points in the Koutbous, Germany round, maintaining his lead with a total of 55 points. Despite finishing fifth in the Baku, Azerbaijan round, Abu Al-Saud added 18 points to his tally, retaining his top position with 73 points before heading into the Doha round. With today’s gold medal, he concludes the World Cup Series Championship as the top-ranked player.