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Khwela takes on stars

It’s all systems go for the SA Bumbo Gymnastics Cup that swings into action in Tshwane on Thursday and ends on Saturday.

Competitors from the 12 nations participating have all arrived for the competition and have been hard in training at the Jonibach Centre and the Matsport Centre.

The Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics competition begins at the Jonibach Centre on Thursday where Canadian, German and South African gymnasts face off in the Trampoline competition and Portuguese, German and South African gymnasts compete in the Rhythmic competition.

The Artistic Gymnastics competition gets underway on Friday 3 December and promises to be a thrilling competition.

In Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, the key battle will be between Marian Dragulescu from Romania (current World champion for both Floor and Vault) and Luke Folwell (who won five medals for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games). Gymnasts from Ukraine, Hungary and Belarus will also feature in the competition adding to the expectation of the battle between these nations. South Africa will turn to Lindokhuhle Ngcogo, Christo Malan, Tyrone Morris and Thabo Mkandawire to put in an inspired performance for the home team.

Jessica Hogg from Wales matches up against South African Claudia Cummins who both represented their respective nations at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games. They face stiff competition from United States gymnast Katelyn Ohashi who was second All Around at USA Junior National Championships and McKenzie Wofford who are coached by gymnastics super star Valeri Liukin. We also look forward to another inspiring performance from South Africa’s brightest medal hope for the next Olympics games, Jennifer Khwela.

The Bumbo Gymnastics Cup takes place at the Joni Bach Sports Centre in Pretoria North on 2 December 2010 and then the Matsport Centre from 3 ÔÇô 4 December 2010. Competition is scheduled for the afternoon and entrance is free to the public.