TALENTED CHIMO GYMNASTS from left to right: Front - Kira Magor

TALENTED CHIMO GYMNASTS from left to right: Front - Kira Magor

Chimo athletes shine at Island championships

Gymnasts sweep the podium in the Level 3 Novice/Open category

Chimo Gymnastics Club athletes swept the podium in the Level 3 Novice/Open category and brought home lots of hardware from the Island Gymnastics Championships in Port Alberni recently.

Chimo athletes were on the podium several times for both individual apparatus (floor, beam, vault or bars) and overall points scored.  Gymnasts are categorized according to age as well as their level of skill in the four apparatus.  Here are the results in order of age and level:

Pre Argo – Sydney Howe earned a silver medal for overall points with a gold on the floor, silver on vault and Beam and bronze on the uneven bars.

Level 1 Argo – Taylor Howe tied for 8th overall while Ariadne Greakas was 10th overall.

Level 2 Tyro – Maiah Tanner tied for 5th overall with a gold medal on beam and a 4th in vault.

Level 2 Novice – Josse Jalbert took home the overall gold, gold on beam and bronze on the uneven bars while Kira Magor placed top 10 overall and a strong 7th on floor.

Level 2 Open – Isabella Pelletier won gold overall and on vault, beam and bars with a silver on floor. Hannah Vallevand was right behind her with a bronze overall, silver on vault and bronze on beam, floor and bars.

Level 3 Novice/Open – Sawyer Sturam earned gold overall and on vault, silver on floor and bars and bronze on beam.  Lauren Carr was silver overall, gold on floor and vault, silver on beam and 6th on bars.  Kaylee Guignard completed the podium sweep with a bronze overall and in floor and vault, gold on bars and 4th on the beam.  Trying out Level 3 for her first time, Isabella Pelletier shot to the top with a solid 4th place overall, gold on beam, 5th on vault and floor and 6th on bars.

Coaches Toni Vance and Ford White were very pleased with all of the gymnasts results, stating that they had all worked very hard to achieve such great  success.

The public and anyone considering taking gymnastics with Chimo next season should attend the open house display of talent on June 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.at the west end of the Comox Recreation Centre.

– Chimo Gymnastics Club