By Emily Goddard

Egyptian, South African and Moroccan rhythmic gymnasts have qualified for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games ©FIGApril 7 - The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has revealed that athletes from Egypt, South Africa and Morocco have qualified to compete at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics following last month's African Gymnastics Championships in Tshwane.

The rhythmic gymnastics continental quota places have been awarded to Egypt's individual all around gold medallist Hana Hassan Nafie, silver medallist Shannon Gardiner of South Africa and Moroccan Basma Ouatay.

The group competition in the South African city saw Egypt - who secured a total of 61 medals, including 24 gold, at the championships - qualifying for the Games, which will take place in the Chinese city on August 16 to 28.

A total of 18 individual rhythmic gymnasts and six groups, consisting of five athletes, will compete at Nanjing 2014, with each nation having only one place per discipline and category.

The FIG said the African men's and women's artistic gymnastics that have qualified to compete at the Youth Olympics will be revealed shortly.

Meanwhile, athletes from the Americas and Oceania have yet to compete in their Nanjing 2014 qualifiers, which will take place in Daytona Beach, United States, on May 7 to 12 and in the New Zealand city of Auckland on May 9 to 11.

The rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Youth Olympic Games is scheduled for August 23 and 24, with the artistic event taking place on August 17 to 22 and trampoline on August 27.

All gymnastics tournaments will be held at the 13,500-capacity Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium.

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