Gymnastics: Egypt Tops Rhythmic All-Around Events at African Championships

Egypt swept the gold medals today at the 2020 African Rhythmic and Aerobic Championships. This included the women’s rhythmic individual all-around and the women’s rhythmic group all-around meaning the nation qualified in both events. Only the highest ranked eligible nation in either event qualified to the Olympics. The African Rhythmic and Aerobic Championships are currently being held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from March 10th to March 17th 2020.

The women’s rhythmic individual all-around was won by Egypt’s Habiba Marzouk whom successfully defended her title. The podium was round out by Marzouk’s compatriot, Mariam Selim and South Africa’s Lilica Burger whom won the silver and bronze medal respectively.

Egypt will be making its Olympic debut in the women’s rhythmic group all-around as they won gold over South Africa and Algeria whom finished second and third respectively.

This was the final opportunity for African nations to qualify in the women’s rhythmic group all-around. In the women’s rhythmic individual all-around athletes can still qualify via the World Cup Series rankings.

Qualified Nations

Women’s Rhythmic Individual All-Around
* Egypt

Women’s Rhythmic Group All-Around
* Egypt

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