In a hopeful sign for eventual stability of the war torn nation, Syrian gymnast Areej Alkhayat did compete at World Championships 2018.
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Syrian gymnast Areej Alkhayat has faced a host of challenges but still made it to the Doha 2018 World Champs. “It has been difficult, it’s a war,” she said after performing in Vault in Doha. “But there’s not too much fighting in my city (Damascus). It’s stable where I live.” Since arriving @DohaGym2018 the gymnastics world has looked after her. “The Serbian team, the Jordan team, even the coaches have been helping me, training me many times.” #GoGymtastic #Gymnastics