Gymnastics: Rades to host African Qualifying Tournament, May 10-11

Tunis: Over 45 athletes from six countries, namely host Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa and Namibia, will partake in the African Qualifying Tournament for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games to be held on May 10-11 in Radés, said Tunisia Gymnastics Federation (French: FTGYM) Technical Director Nidhal Kaabachi. Participating Tunisian athletes do not seek qualification for the Paris OG as the only one standing a chance to qualify, Louay Ayari, had recently suffered a health issue, preventing him from taking part in the competition, he told TAP. Trampoline (singles and doubles) will be the only discipline in this African qualifying tournament. Fifteen female and male athletes will represent Tunisia. "The championship is expected to be of high technical level", he said, expressing the wish to see Tunisians on the podium, following in the footsteps of trio Rayène Makdouli, Fadi Ahmed and Ayoub Ben Yakhlef. Wajdi Bouallegue was the only Tunisian gymnast to participate in Summer Olympics (in Athens in 20 04 and London in 2012). Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse