The UAE's Lamia Tariq Malallah won the silver medal at the Queen Cup 2024 Rhythmic Gymnastics International Championship in Dubai last week, a press release said.

The event saw the participation of gymnasts from more than 15 countries including Cyprus, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Mauritius.

The 12-year-old Lamia Tariq Malallah competed with 17 other girls in all apparatus and was able to achieve a podium finish with a silver medal in Hoop with a total score of 23.400.

Bulgarian gymnast Alekova Siyana won the gold medal with a high score of 24.850, and Uzbekistan's Astanova Kamilla finished third with a score of 23.200.

Lamia, the only Emirati rhythmic gymnast in the UAE, has set her sights on the 2026 Youth Olympic gold medal.

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