Over the weekend, Olympia Gymnastics athletes participated in the Come Shine with Us 9th Annual Invitational Gymnastics Competition in Smiths Falls.
Olympia Gymnastics is the smallest gym in the region but came out BIG and “owned the podium”. The girls compete in categories representing their level and ages as determined through Gymnastics Ontario. Each gymnast competes in four catergories: uneven bars, vault, floor and balance beam. Medals are awarded for each apparatus and the athlete with the highest combined score in all four events is awarded 1st All Around. Olympia athletes won the All Around at 6 levels.
Level 2 age 11 Lilianna Jackson
Level 3 age 9 Kylar Rathwell
Level 3 age 11 Sophie Chapman
Level 4 age 9-10 Courtney Bowditch
Level 4 age 11 Lia Pak
Level 4 age 12-13 Olivia Rehman
The owner of Olympia Gymnastics, Dezso Mesko, complimented the girls by adding that “To win an event in gymnastics we can say that you are an apparatus ‘specialist’. To win All Around you are just a ‘complete gymnast’.”
Congratulations to all the girls who competed and represented the club. Many personal bests and medals were achieved at all levels.
Olympia Gymnastics is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is planning an expansion this summer. Recreational and competitive programs are offered at the gym which is located on Iber Road.