All around gold for gymnasts

Surrey club competes at Flip City meet

The Surrey Gymnastics Society enjoyed plenty of success at the first competition of the season, winning five all around gold medals at the Flip City Invitational in Langley Jan. 29-30.

Three of the all around title came in boys competition, where Kevin Hignell of North Delta posted top five scores in five of the six events in Level 3 (under-13). The 12-year-old won gold on rings and parallel bars, and was also second on floor, fourth on vault and fifth on high bar.

Aidan Wilson, 13, of Surrey earned first place scores on floor and pommel horse on his way to an all around win in Level 4 (13-and-over).

Wilson was also second on rings and vault, and earned bronze medals on parallel bars and high bar.

Hyugo Ishida, 13, earned the bronze medal all around, two places behind Wilson. Ishida, from North Delta, won gold on rings, parallel bars and high car, and earned bronze on floor, pommel horse and vault.

Spencer Principe, 11, of Surrey made it to the top of the podium in Level 2 (under-13), with gold medals on pommel horse and rings. He also won silver on floor, vault, parallel bars and high bar.

Teammate Treyson Cerrato, 9, won gold on floor and high bar on his way to a second place finish all around. The Surrey resident also took the silver medals on rings and parallel bars, and added a bronze on pommel horse and a fourth place score on vault.

Jenna Doobenen in Level 3 Open and Bridget Hastings in Level 4 Open were the all around gold medalists in girls competition.

Doobenen, 15, was first on bars and beam, and won silver on vault and floor, while Hastings was second on vault and bars and fifth on beam.

Hiroka Takeuchi, 13, won the all around silver medal in Level 4 Novice, taking the gold medal on bars and bronze medals on beam and floor.

Two 12 year-olds from the Surrey Gymnastics Society also medaled in the Level 3 Novice category. RayAnne Quinn of Langley won a bronze medal on beam, while Clarissa Rempel of Ladner took the bronze on bars.

In the same category, Emily Carroll, 13, was fifth on both vault and beam.

Other notable results saw Sofia Savkovic, 13, of Burnaby compete for the first time in the National Open category, placing sixth all around with a fourth place score on bars, and finishing fifth on vault and beam, while Mikaela Noble, 15, of Surrey was fifth on bars in Level 5 Open.

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