Doha: The Qatari gymnasts started their training session for the 15th Junior Asian Championships here on Sunday.
The Asian competition, which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from April 24-28, is considered to be an important one as it will be qualifying event for this year's Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"Our goal is to give the gymnasts good training schedule which can boost their chances in the Asian event," Qatar Gymnastics Federation (QGF) Secretary General Mohamed Al Jaber told www.qatargym.com. "The QGF would want each and every gymnast to be adequately prepared for all future competitions."
Asked about QGF's future goals, Al Jaber added, "We want to raise the sport's profile in the country. We've been doing our bits to promote it in the schools. I would also like the Qatar Olympic Committee for their unstinted support for gymnastics. They’ve really helped us to develop the sport.”