Gymnasts start strong at Flip City competition

The season began with a bang for members of Surrey Gymnastics Society, at a Langley competition hosted by Flip City Gymnastics.

In the boys division, Surrey’s Aidan Wilson claimed an all-around gold medal in the level four competition, after finishing first in floor and pommel horse, second in vault and rings, and third in parallel bars and high bar. In the same competition, SGS teammate Hyugo Ishida was third.

In level three, Kevin Hignell, 12, also scored an all-around gold medal; he claimed individual golds in rings and parallel bars, and silver in floor.

At level two, Spencer Principe, 11, took top spot on the podium, winning two gold medals (pommel horse and rings) to go with four silvers (floor, vault, parallel bars, high bar). Fellow Surrey competitor Treyson Cerrato was second all-around.

On the girls side of the Langley meet, Sofia Savkovic, 13, competed for the first time in the national open division, placing sixth all-around.

In the level four open division, Bridget Hastings won all-around gold, with her top event being the vault, where she snagged silver.

Hiroki Takeuchi, 13, won bronze all-around in level four novice – including a gold medal on bars – while Jenna Doobenen, 15, won the all-around competition in level three open.

In level three novice, RayAnne Quinn took bronze on the beam; Clarissa Rempel won bronze on bars and Emily Carroll was fifth on both vault and beam.

Rounding out the SGS contingent was Mikaela Noble, who was fifth on bars in level five open.

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