Two Surrey athletes won all around medals at last weekend’s Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships at the Langley Events Centre.
Vladimir Djuric won the silver medal in Men’s National Open after a three-way battle with a pair of Alberta gymnasts. He edged out Carter Shelton for second place, but trailed Joseph Odland, who had the top score on three of the six events.
Djuric failed to post a top four score on just one event, placing ninth on his floor exercise. He had top scores on rings and parallel bars, was second on pommel horse, and fourth on both vault and high bar.
Djuric won a pair of medals while competing in five event finals. He won bronze on both the high bar and vault, placed fourth on pommel horse and was sixth on parallel bars and rings.
Aidan Wilson of the Surrey Gymnastics Society won an all around bronze medal in National Novice Level 4.
He tied for second on the floor, missing the first place score by five-one hundredths of a point. He was also fourth on both pommel horse and vault, tying for fifth on parallel bars.
In Saturday’s event finals, Wilson won the gold medal on floor, took the silver on vault, was fourth on pommel horse and sixth on parallel bars. He was part of the B.C. team which won the gold medal.
Taylor Oakley of Surrey, competing in the Women’s National Open category, just missed a medal. A member of the Flicka club in North Vancouver, Oakley used a second place score on floor to play fourth overall.
In Saturday’s event final, Oakley repeated her second place score on floor to earn a silver medal. She also won a silver medal in the team event.