20 September 2019. The South African Gymnastics Federation congratulates Mammule Rankoe on qualifying for the finals on Bars at the FIG Challenge World Cup in Pavillhao Multiusos de Guimaraes, Portugal. The final will take place on Saturday evening. She qualified for finals in 4th place with a score of 11,850.
Mammule is one of our Olympic High-Performance Gymnasts who has displayed huge improvement in her results this year. She has hails from the JGC Club in Johannesburg under the watchful eye of Ilse Pelser together with fellow gymnasts Caitlin Rooskrantz and Naveen Daries. Mammule’s qualification to bar finals follows the great achievements of Caitlin who won SA’s first Artistic Women’s gold medal on bars at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Hungary and Naveen’s 4th place in the finals of floor at the same competition. Mammule, Caitlin and Naveen are the three-lady team who will be representing South Africa at the upcoming World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany from 04 – 13 October 2019 which is also the qualifier for the Olympic Games.
Message from Mrs Anne Vermaak, CEO of SAGF on the great results the girls are producing leading up to World Champions and how she sees the future of Women’s Artistic leading up to the World Championships and Olympics?
Anne writes: “We are so proud of all these great achievements by our Artistic Women’s teams in preparation for the World Championships and Olympic qualification. Women’s Artistic gymnasts have all worked hard to lift their standard internationally and the achievements of these three gymnasts is only possible if there are many coaches and gymnasts in the system creating strong competition, support and sharing of knowledge. These results are a great confidence boost for our World Championships team members heading into the prestigious event next week. The South African gymnastics family will all be behind Mammule on Saturday as she heads into the final, and regardless of her result, we are very proud of her achievement. We further wish Mammule and Tamsyn Bessit “Good Luck” for their participation in qualifications on beam and floor today.”