Four Powell River senior gymnasts attended 2018 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships last month to represent their area on the Provincial platform. The Gymnastics BC Provincial Championships is the premier annual gymnastics competition in the province, demonstrating some of the best qualities of our sport: spirited competition, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and the drive to achieve goals. What’s more, it sets the stage for athletes of all ages and skill levels to compete for the title of BC Champion in both artistic and trampoline gymnastics. Over 2000 athletes attend this annual event.
Team members in attendance included Ekaterina Senilova, Katie Dohm, Trystinna Bailey and Hillary English. These girls train 24 hours per week throughout the year as they are competing in the higher optional levels of the Junior Olympics Program.
The top victor of the meet was Trystinna Bailey who won the Bronze All Around for Level 7 (1999-2002) division. Trystinna placed 4th on the vault with a season best of 9.483 and brought home the silver medal for floor with a season’s best 9.35
Teammate Hillary English competed in the Level 7 (2004) division. Hillary’s brought home the Silver medal for bars with a season’s best 9.316, finishing 8th place All Around.
Katie Dohm competed in the Level 9 (2000-2004) division achieving 10th place All Around with her best event being floor where she earned 8th place.
Senior athlete Ekaterina Senilova competed in the Level 10 (2000-2002) division. Katya’s placed 12th All Around with her best event being a season best 8.2 on the beam which placed her 7th.
Next up is a competition for the Junior Team – the Christy Fraser Invitational in Langley, BC.