Malta’s senior gymnast Ella Borg recently took part in a high-profile competition, the World Challenge Cup, that was held in Koper Slovenia.
The competition was the first of the new Olympic cycle that will lead the top gymnasts on the way to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Among the competitors in the Slovenia event were Ilia Kovtun and Barbora Mokosova, who recently represented their country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Ella Borg, who was accompanied by her coach Nataliya Berehova, represented the Malta Gymnastics Federation and had the opportunity to showcase her progress and experience in such a high-level competition.
For Borg, this was her first international participation since COVID-19 hit the international sporting scene.
In the qualifying events, Borg finished 16th on the uneven bars when posting a score of 9.200 points. In the balance beam, the Maltese gymnast recorded a score of 11.050 to place 18th while on the floor she managed 11.750 points to finish 11th.
Borg’s results in the beam and floor earned her a reserved place on beam and floor finals.
Borg is now continuing her preparations as in a few weeks’ time she will be competing in the FIG International competition that will be held in Keerpergen, Belgium.