Rebeca Andrade’s Olympic Debut: A Glimpse into Brazil’s Gymnastics Stars at the World Challenge Cup

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

Rebeca Andrade, Brazil’s most decorated gymnast, is set to make her Olympic season debut at the World Challenge Cup in Antalya, Turkey on Friday (29 March). The 24-year-old will be competing on the uneven bars as she prepares for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Andrade has had an illustrious career so far, with numerous accomplishments under her belt. She made history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by winning vault gold and all-around silver. In 2022, she won gold in the World all-around competition and helped Brazil earn its first World team medal. At the 2023 Worlds, Andrade won a five-medal haul.

Joining Andrade in Antalya will be other gymnastics stars such as Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands, who won balance beam gold at the 2016 Olympics; Melanie de Jesus dos Santos of France, who earned a bronze medal in team competition at the Worlds; and Kaylia Nemour of Algeria, who won silver on uneven bars at the Worlds. Additionally, Flavia Saraiva, Lorrane Oliveira, and Jade Barbosa, all Brazilian medal winners, will also be competing.

On the men’s side, Ferhat Arican of Turkey will be competing on parallel bars after winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021; his teammates Ibrahim Colak and Adem Asil will also be competing. Colak won rings gold at the still rings World championship in 2019 while Asil earned rings gold at the still rings World championship in 2021 and balance beam silver at Paris 2016 Olympics .

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