ZAHRAN Ali
Egypt
EGY
Title
Mr
Lastname
ZAHRAN
Firstname
Ali
Gender
male
Country
Egypt
Place of birth
Port Said
Year of birth
1989 (34 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Watching movies, travelling. (egyptsportsnetwork.net, 28 Aug 2019)
Occupation
Athlete
Education
Physical Education
Spoken languages
Arabic, English
Club
Tala'a Al-Jaish Club [Egypt]
Coach
Jamal Matar [national]; Arafat Ahmed [national]
National Team
2010 (nogoumfm.net, 02 Jul 2018)
Start sporting career
He took up gymnastics at age four in Cairo, Egypt. (egyptsportsnetwork.net, 28 Aug 2019; dailynewssegypt.com, 10 Jul 2018)
Reason for taking up the sport
His father encouraged him to pursue the sport. "The thing that attracted me the most to artistic gymnastics was that it was one of the most difficult and arduous sports, but also one of the most fun and distinct sports." (rosaelyoussef.com, 29 Jun 2020; egyptsportsnetwork.net, 28 Aug 2019)
Philosophy / Motto
"A gymnast must combine strength, speed, flexibility and balance." (elwatannews.com, 11 Sep 2019)
Additional information
General
GYMNASTICS CENTRE
In February 2023 he opened the Z Gymnastics Academy in Cairo, Egypt. (Facebook profile, 03 Sep 2023; Z Gymnastics Academy Facebook page, 03 Sep 2023; Z Gymnastics Instagram page, 14 Mar 2023)

NAMED ELEMENT
In 2013 he became the first Egyptian male gymnast to have an element named after him added to the Code of Points by the International Gymnastics Federation [FIG]. His element 'Zahran' was first performed by him at the 2013 World Challenge Cup in Slovenia, and later at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada, and involves a front uprise and straddled cut backward to hang and has a 'C' value. (flogymnastics.com, 29 Sep 2013; dailynewssegypt.com, 10 Jul 2018)

EARLY DOUBTS
At age 16 he was close to quitting the sport after he faced a number of challenges. "I faced many obstacles that could have forced me to quit the sport, but I worked hard and fought to make something for myself. These obstacles included education, lack of resources, frequent change of coaches, and injuries. All gymnasts get injured frequently, and I experienced that several times." (dailynewssegypt.com, 10 Jul 2018)

Last update : 2023-09-04

World Championships

2022 - 51st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships LIVERPOOL (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
176
Score Qualif.
13.800 
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
13.800
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
239.026

2021 - 50th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships KITAKYUSHU (JPN)

Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.233

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
238
Score Qualif.
14.400 
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
14.400

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
188
Score Qualif.
14.333 
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
14.333

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
221
Score Qualif.
14.500 
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
14.500
World Cup

2023 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2023 CAIRO (EGY)

Still Rings
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.533
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.433

2023 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2023 BAKU (AZE)

Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
12.900

2023 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2023 DOHA (QAT)

Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.300

2023 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2023 COTTBUS (GER)

Still Rings
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.166
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.400
World Challenge Cup

2022 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2022 PARIS (FRA)

Still Rings
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.250
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.200
Continental Championships

2018 - 14th African Championships SWAKOPMUND (NAM)

Still Rings
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.467
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.450
World Cup qualifying for OG

2021 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2020-21 DOHA (QAT)

Still Rings
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.333
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.200
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup CAIRO (EGY)

Still Rings
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.200
World Cup qualifying for OG

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 BAKU (AZE)

Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.433

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Still Rings
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.200
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.500

2019 - 44th Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.900
World / Challenge Cup

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup PARIS (FRA)

Still Rings
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.950
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.700

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Still Rings
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.550

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup KOPER (SLO)

Still Rings
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.350
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.350
World Cup qualifying for OG

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 DOHA (QAT)

Still Rings
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.433
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.600

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 BAKU (AZE)

Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.233

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Still Rings
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.166

2018 - 43rd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Still Rings
Rank Final
8
Score Final
14.300
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.666
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup PARIS (FRA)

Still Rings
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.400
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.200

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Still Rings
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.450

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup OSIJEK (CRO)

Still Rings
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.567

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.200

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup VARNA (BUL)

Still Rings
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.500
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.400

2016 - World Challenge Cup 2016 SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Still Rings
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.233
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.000

2016 - World Challenge Cup 2016 OSIJEK (CRO)

Still Rings
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.800

2015 - World Challenge Cup 2015 OSIJEK (CRO)

Still Rings
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.725
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.000