May 10, 2016

GYMNASTICS: Sherine El Zeiny qualifies for Rio Olympics

Sherine El Zeiny

Egyptian gymnast Sherine El Zeiny has qualified for the artistic finals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Sherine El Zeiny sealed her place in Rio after the withdrawal of South African gymnast Claudia Cummins, who had previously been awarded an allocated a place in the artistic gymnastics finals by the International Federation of Gymnastics.

The IFG has decided to award the reserved place to Egyptian, who will represent Africa alongside Algerian Farah Boufadene.

The Rio Olympics will be the third successive participation for El Zeiny in the Summer Olympics, after the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in Beijing and London respectively.

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