Bermuda Women's Gymnastics Team. *Photo supplied
Bermuda Women's Gymnastics Team. *Photo supplied

A total of 29 gymnasts will travel to Orlando, Florida to compete in the USAIGC World Gymnastics Championships from today to July 3.

This is the pinnacle competition of the year for the Bermuda Gymnastics Team.

The girls had to earn a minimum qualifying score at the International Gymnastics Challenge (Bermuda, November 2013), the Manhattan Classic (NYC, February 2014), or at our May 31 In-House Competition.

The athletes who qualified did so through hard work and dedication, training upwards of 17 hours per week. 

The gymnasts will take on 1,200 top performers from all over the United States, plus Canada, England and South Africa at this major event.

The week-long competition consists of five different levels of artistic gymnastics as well as a rhythmic gymnastics session. 

Gemma Lightbourne, who will be representing Bermuda in rhythmic gymnastics at Commonwealth Games, will be participating in this event at the Premier (highest) level.

Participating athletes

Artistic Gymnastics

Platinum level Tabytha Hofheins; Anna Francoeur (beam).

Gold level Anna Francoeur; Kanzi Emery (floor).

Silver level Tomei Talbot; Kinae Dowling; Trinity Wilson; Anah Lightbourne; Kanzi Emery; Diamond Dill; Victor Scott; Maya Malpas; Gianna Webbe; Ava Marshall.

Bronze Level Sasha Crumley; Jezhari Talbot; Yve Smith; T’aja Williams; Brianna Ray; Logan Watson-Brown; Daria Symonds; Sanaa Burgess; Amari Trott; Holly Wakely.

Copper Level Naomi Proctor; Laura Hupman; Mya Furbert-Jacabs; Kayode George; Rhianna Evelyn; Cimbryt Smith.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Premier Level Gemma Lightbourne.

Gold Level Natalie Lightbourne

Silver Level Naomi Proctor; Mya Furbert-Jacabs; Daria Symonds.