Adem Asil – Egypt to Turkey

Adem Asil (Abdelrahman Elgamal (Arabic: عبد الرحمن الجمل) is an AA superstar and the Worlds 2022 Rings Champion.

He was 15th AA at the Tokyo Olympics.

After finishing 37th AA representing Egypt at the 2017 Worlds, Adem left his parents in Egypt to move to Turkey (Türkiye) because his coach had relocated there.

Be clear that Adem did not move because of problems in Egypt. In fact, Gymnastics in Egypt is booming. They have a terrific National Training Centre.

He began competing under the name Adem Asil in 2021. A reinvention. But his teammates still call him Abdel in the Gym.

It’s a great story. Click over to FIG to read more:

Athlete Inspiration: From Egypt to Turkey, World champion Asil forging a path toward more golden rings

Click PLAY or watch his Qualification routine on YouTube.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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