Jordan’s Ahmad Abu Al-Saud may not have medalled at the World Cup in Slovenia over the weekend, but he has left his mark on the sport.
Abu Al-Saud performed a new move on the pommel horse that has not been seen before, and at the end of the tournament, the referees' committee approved the inclusion of the move, and declared it will be named after the gymnast.
It will be ratified at the next referees’ committee meeting of the International Gymnastics Federation in August and circulated to all national federations. Overall though, he performed well, and reached the final of the discipline, but missed out on the medal places.
HRH Princess Rahma bint Al Hassan congratulated him on his achievement, which she described as “remarkable and distinguished”. She also thanked the coach of the national team, Mr. Juergen.