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Mafona, Mann on the move to World Cup in Portugal

Our top male and female senior gymnasts are away to Portugal for the FIG Aerobic World Cup in Azores, Portugal this weekend.

Wilson Mafona and Dominique Mann, pictured right, take part in the star-studded event, having both just come off a successful 12th African Gymnastics Championships in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

It was here that Mafona took home four gold medals and Dominique three gold and a silver.

In Portugal both will be looking to gain valuable international experience against a world class field, with this World Cup event being the final World Cup event before the 2014 Aerobic World Championships in Mexico.

Both will be competing in the Individual Category, as well as combining to compete in the Mixed Pair category for the first time at this level.

Says Mafona: ÔÇ£This competition is a one of the most difficult of the FIG World Cup Competitions. My goal is to be in the top five in the Individual Men’s section. In the Mixed Pair section, I’m really looking forward to being on stage with Dominique, as this is our first International competition as a coupleÔÇØ.

This event is the gymnasts’ only international preparation event before for World Championships in Cancun Mexico, from 27-29 June.