UAE to host biggest-ever international Gymnastics Cup Competition with confirmed field of more than 800 to be held at Al Nasr Club Dubai from May 17-19

(MENAFN- Dubaisc) DUBAI: More than 800 gymnasts from 25 countries across the world are expected to line up as the UAE plays host to the biggest-ever international competition – the GYMNASTIKA SOLO CUP – at Al Nasr Club in Dubai, from May 17-19.
Leading the line-up of the stars during the competition will be the Belarussian duo of Alina Harnasko and Anastasiia Salos along with 2018 European and 2019 junior world champion, Lala Kramarenko.
Harnasko is a bronze all-round medallist at the 2020 Olympics, the all-round silver medallist and ribbon gold medallist at the 2021 World Championships and the all-round silver medallist at the 2020 European Championships along with being the two-time all-round silver medallist at the Grand Prix final in 2018 and 2020.
Salos is the 2020 European Championships all-round bronze medallist, the team bronze medallist at the 2019 World Championships and the team silver medallist at the 2019 European Championships.
Kramarenko is the 2019 junior world champions in ball and clubs and the 2018 European junior champion in ball and ribbon. Besides being a three-time junior national all-round champion (2017-2019), Kramarenko is also the team gold winner at the 2021 European Championships. These former Olympians of repute will be joined by athletes from across the GCC region, the Americas, Russia, Asia and local young gymnasts of Palestinian heritage.
In addition, organisers are expecting more than 6,000 spectators to be present at the stadium along with an online viewership of more than 10 million.
For the first time in the UAE, the prize fund for the third edition of this tournament is 10,000 Euros, provided by the event’s title sponsor, SOLO, an international brand and manufacturer of sportswear, shoes, and accessories for rhythmic gymnastics, dance and choreography.
In just three years, this competition has become a regular highlight on the competitive calendar of rhythmic gymnasts.
“Dubai, as a global sports center, invites athletes from all over the world on a unique rhythmic gymnastics journey for the Gymnastika Solo Cup 2024 that will open up new horizons and inspire new feats. We are glad to be a part of this incredible story of sportsmanship and beauty,” noted Anastasia Zakrevskaya, CEO of Gymnastika RG Club UAE.
“Thank you all for being here and supporting the Gymnastika Solo Cup 2024. Together, we are creating memories that will last a lifetime as we celebrate extraordinary talents of these young gymnasts,” she added.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Dubai Sports Council and the UAE’s General Authority of Sports. I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Ahmad Al Tayeb, Director of the Board of UAE NOC, and Tariq Ali Abdullah Mallalah and Malak Al Farsi, founding members of the Gymnastics Federation in the UAE.
Their unwavering support and commitment to the development of sports in UAE have played a key role in making the Gymnastika Solo Cup 2024 a reality,” Zakrevskaya stressed.
Ali Omar, Head of Sports Events Department at the Dubai Sports Council appreciated all the efforts put in to organize a competition of this stature. “Organizing this tournament has been a competition of love and dedication. The Gymnastika RG Club UAE has played a crucial role in making this event possible,” he noted.
“This is your moment. You have trained tirelessly, overcoming countless challenges to be here today. I wish you all the best of luck. May your performances reflect the passion and dedication you have poured into your training. Remember, you are all winners for reaching this stage,” Ali Omar added.
Also present were Alexander Malyugin, CEO, Solo Company, Marina Li, owner of ProDance Shop Company, Gold Sponsor of Gymnastika Solo Cup 2024, Yana Lukonina, World and European champion, competition judge and coach of the Russian national team and Tariq Ali Abdullah Malallah, Founding Member of UAE Gymnastics.
The competition will conclude with a spectacular ‘Show of Stars of World Gymnastics’, where more than 19 different sports clubs will present themselves, including professional artistic gymnastics, roller skating, aerial gymnastics, singers, professional dancers, rhythmic gymnastics Olympic stars, along with guests from 25 countries.
Among the sponsors are ProDance Shop, Olive Branch Priorities, RentIn, Classic City technical Services and Laila’s Candy Events.



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