Brazil’s Andrade to Make Olympic Season Debut at World Challenge Cup: A Look at the Stars Set to Shine in Antalya

Rebeca Andrade to Make Debut at 2024 FIG World Challenge Cup in Antalya, Turkey

Rebeca Andrade, Brazil’s most decorated gymnast, will make her Olympic season debut at the World Challenge Cup in Antalya, Turkey on Friday. The 24-year-old is expected to be one of the standout performers in the artistic gymnastics competition, with the Paris 2024 Olympic Games just around the corner.

Andrade has had a remarkable career so far, with numerous accomplishments to her name. She made history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by winning vault gold and all-around silver. She followed up with a gold in the 2022 World all-around competition, a first World team medal for Brazil, and a five-medal haul at the 2023 Worlds, among other achievements.

Joining Andrade in Antalya will be other gymnastics stars such as 2016 Olympic balance beam champion Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands, World team bronze medallist Melanie de Jesus dos Santos of France, and uneven bars World silver medalist Kaylia Nemour of Algeria. Andrade’s Brazilian teammates Flavia Saraiva, Lorrane Oliveira, and Jade Barbosa, all medal winners, will also be competing.

In the women’s field, eight-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina will be competing on all four apparatus as she prepares for the Asian Championships, which will be her final opportunity to qualify for the Paris Olympic Games.

On the men’s side, Olympic parallel bars bronze medallist Ferhat Arican will be competing along with his teammates Ibrahim Colak, who won still rings gold at the 2019 World Championships and Adem Asil who won still rings gold at the 2022 World Championships.

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