Doha: Pommel horse expert Ahmed Al Dayani and Ahmed Nabil Mousa will represent Qatar at the 47th FIG World Championships, which starts in Montreal, Canada, on October 2.
The seven-day competition will feature some of world’s top gymnasts including Olympic champions.
Al Dayani, who won a bronze in men’s pommel horse event at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, in May, is one of the top gymnasts in the region.
The former ASPIRE Academy graduate, who idolises Japan’s 2004 Olympic champion Hiroyuki Tomita, believes hard work and encouragement are important for any athlete.
Doha will host the FIG World Championships in October next year, and Al Dayani said the experience at the Montreal Worlds will help him to prepare well for the next year’s edition.
“The Worlds are a glamorous event. I’m sure it’s going to be a life time experience for me,” he added.