Cairo World Cup Nominative Roster Released

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Zeina Ibrahim

The FIG has released the nominative roster for the world cup in Cairo, Egypt, the third of four world cups where gymnasts from 29 countries will compete for prize money as well as spots at this year’s world championships.

Many of the gymnasts expected to attend are also on the roster for the world cups in Cottbus next week and then in Doha the following, as athletes will need to count three scores toward their world championships qualification rankings.

The field most notably includes 2020 Olympic floor champion Artem Dolgopyat of Israel, high bar silver medalist Tin Srbic of Croatia, and vault bronze medalist Artur Davtyan of Armenia, as well as 2021 world pommel horse champion Stephen Nedoroscik of the United States, rings bronze medalist Salvatore Maresca of Italy, vault bronze medalist Andrey Medvedev of Israel, and high bar bronze medalist Brody Malone of the United States.

Host nation Egypt is sending several strong competitors, including 2020 Olympians Omar Mohamed and Zeina Ibrahim, along with Nancy Taman, who had a history-making performance at last year’s world championships, where she became the first Egyptian woman to make an individual final, finishing fourth on vault. The men’s team also includes Ahmed Abdelrahman, Mohamed Afify, Abdelrahman Abdelhaleem, Zaid Khater, and 2020 Melbourne world cup rings bronze medalist Ali Zahran, while the women’s team includes Jana Mahmoud and Jana Abdelsalam.

The Cairo world cup will be held from March 17 through March 20. The full nominative roster is below.

ALBANIA
Matvei Petrov
ALGERIA
Hmida Djaber
Hilal Metidji
Mohamed Amine Yousfi
Lahna Salem
Rihab Sidra Sedhane
Chama Temmami
ARMENIA
Artur Avetisyan
Artur Davtyan
Vahagn Davtyan
Gagik Khachikyan
Harutyun Merdinyan
AUSTRIA
Xheni Dyrmishi
Vinzenz Höck
AZERBAIJAN
Javidan Babayev
Nikita Simonov
Samira Gahramanova
Milana Minakovskaya
BELARUS
Sviataslau Dranitski
Dzmitry Hurynovich
Yahor Sharamkou
CANADA
Chris Kaji
Jayson Rampersad
Leandre Sauve
Laurie Denomée
Sophie Marois
CROATIA
Aurel Benovic
Tin Srbic
Filip Ude
Mateo Zugec
CYPRUS
Michalis Chari
Ilias Georgiou
Marios Georgiou
Sokratis Pilakouris
EGYPT
Abdelrahman Abdelhaleem
Ahmed Abdelrahman
Mohamed Afify
Zaid Khater
Omar Mohamed
Ali Zahran
Jana Abdelsalam
Zeina Ibrahim
Jana Mahmoud
Nancy Taman
FINLAND
Leo Lehtinen
Pavel Titov
GREECE
Stavros Gkinis
Nikolaos Iliopoulos
Christoforos Konstantinidis
Konstantinos Konstantinidis
Antonios Tantalidis
Stefanos Tsolakidis
Elvira Katsali
Areti Pagoni
HONG KONG
Ng Ka Ki
Shek Wai Hung
Charlie Chan Cheuk Lam
Angel Wong Hiu Ying
HUNGARY
Krisztian Balazs
Krisztofer Meszaros
Benedek Tomcsanyi
David Vecsernyes
Csenge Bacskay
Dorina Böczögö
Zsofia Kovacs
Bianka Schermann
ICELAND
Jon Gunnarsson
INDIA
Abhijeet Kumar
Ashish Kumar
Yogeshwar Singh
Aruna Budda Reddy
Pranati Das
Pranati Nayak
ISRAEL
Artem Dolgopyat
Andrey Medvedev
Alexander Myakinin
Ofir Netzer
Lihie Raz
ITALY
Carlo Macchini
Salvatore Maresca
KAZAKHSTAN
Ilyas Azizov
Nariman Kurbanov
Dmitriy Patanin
Aida Bauyrzhanova
Medina Kenenbay
Darya Yassinskaya
LITHUANIA
Robert Tvorogal
MALAYSIA
Muhammad Sharul Aimy
Tan Fu Jie
Tan Ing Yueh
Rachel Yeoh Li Wen
MOROCCO
Abderrazak Nasser
Achraf Quistas
Zakariae Setti
Mehdi Tougui
Nabil Zouhair
Nisrine Hassanaine
NORWAY
Mari Kanter
POLAND
Kacper Garnczarek
Sebastian Gawronski
Filip Sasnal
SLOVENIA
Luka Bojanc
Nikolaj Bozic
Luka Kisek
Lucija Hribar
Tjasa Kysselef
Zala Trtnik
SOUTH AFRICA
Naveen Daries
Caitlin Rooskrantz
UKRAINE
Vladyslav Hryko
Mykyta Melnykov
Anastasiia Bachynska
UNITED STATES
Riley Loos
Brody Malone
Stephen Nedoroscik
UZBEKISTAN
Rasuljon Abdurakhimov
Abdulla Azimov
Khabibullo Ergashev
Utkirbek Juraev
Dildora Aripova
Oksana Chusovitina
Ominakhon Khalilova

Article by Lauren Hopkins

7 thoughts on “Cairo World Cup Nominative Roster Released

  1. Why again doesn’t USA send WAG to these events? W such a deep field of elites whose parents have spent mortgages on training over the years, and Oly/Worlds teams constantly shrinking, why aren’t the ‘B squad’ gymns sent to get their tastes of intl competition experience?

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    • Traditionally the US has favored sending athletes to team style events, hence Gymnix international and Jesolo and now this year they are sending a team to DTB Cup.

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  2. Unfortunately, the WAG field is so weak in Cairo this year… almost the same level as some world challenge cups… I mean they have the most gorgeous arena and live broadcast arrangement of all world cups. What a pity.

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    • I am hoping it will still be broadcast by Olympic Channel, they broadcast almost all of the Challenge Cups last year and it was so much fun to watch gymnasts we never get to see. There are some really great beam routines and expressive floor routines from lower ranked teams, just with less difficulty than the top tier.

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      • This and all of the world and challenge cups will be on the Olympic Channel regardless of the field! I think because there are still COVID issues preventing athletes from traveling as easily, the majority of countries prioritizing world cups this year are those who are hoping to qualify to world championships via apparatus spots. But since the majority of berths will come from continental spots, especially for the stronger programs, most are just focusing on these single meets instead of traveling around to 3-4 world cups to rack up points. China and Japan normally send as many athletes as possible to world cups, but they’re not attending any of them this year, so it’s a bit of a bummer but I think the fields still have lots of really talented people and it’ll be nice to see them highlighted on the streams!

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