Doha, Qatar- Qatar Gymnastics Federation conducted a promotional gymnastics-themed event conducted at Qatar Mall, here, on Friday.

The event, a precursor to the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Doha 2018, scheduled for October 25, attracted many fans.

Speaking about the event, Qatar Gymnastics Federation President Ali al-Hitmi, said: “We are very pleased with what we have seen from the great public turn-out. The performance included special offers that made the public know more about gymnastics. We are inviting the audiences to attend the world championships at Aspire to see the elite global stars compete and dazzle.

“The turn-out of people and the intensity seen here to watch gymnastics is a positive indicator that a large number of people are keen to watch the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2018.”

Marketing Director Maryam al Mahmoud said that the continuous success of the promotional events for the first mega gymnastics event in Qatar and the Middle East also reflects the organizational success and keenness of the Organising Committee to prepare for the championships in the best possible way.

"We have been keen on making promotional offers to the public in order to give them the opportunity to see the world championships for gymnastics. The event turned out to be popular and the response was great. We are encouraged to find more such programs and offers given the demand to repeat the same success," said Maryam.

"We have seen that there is a lot of interest in the activities that have been undertaken by Qatar gymnasts between the ages of 6 and 12 as a large number of the public have participated in these shows.

"There will be more such public competitions and the prizes will be free tickets for the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Doha 2018. Tickets will also be offered to children through various schools and embassies in Doha," added Maryam.

Meanwhile those wanting to purchase tickets for the worlds can do so from the Virgin and/or the official website.


Fabulous Fan Zone in offing

The organizing Committee of world gymnastics is also keen on creating a fan zone to run throughout the tournament. The zone will also include a variety of restaurants offering various cuisines to suit the tastes of fans from all over the world.

Giving details, Maryam said, “The world gymnastics will see more than 700 players from close to 85 countries, and this leads us to provide restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes. There will also be sale of clothing and sports equipment at the fan zone.

“The hosting of this edition of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Doha 2018 is a challenge for us to emphasize Qatar’s image and the country’s organizational abilities which already has a global reputation,” she stressed.

“We aspire to provide unprecedented hospitality that shall assure the whole world that Qatar is strong in hosting major sports events, and that it has the best image at all levels. We promise the Qatari fans and visitors from all over the world to provide a distinctive championship with fun activities,” she added.

Also present on the occasion was Abeer al Buainain, Director of Operations, Planning & Human Resources.

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