Bermuda won gold in the gold/plantinum level thanks to a great effort by the team. *Photos by Don Burgess
Bermuda won gold in the gold/plantinum level thanks to a great effort by the team. *Photos by Don Burgess
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 13: Bermuda placed first in both divisions of the International Gymnastics Challenge held Saturday at Southside.

Besides the team events, Bermuda won a slew of medals in the individual competitions.

The Bermuda Gymnastics Association competed against five other teams: Yellow Jackets from Massachusetts, Titans Gymnastics from Nova Scotia, Flyers from New Jersey, Gymnastics of York from Pennsylvania, and Thompson’s Gymnastics from Massachusetts.

Assistant coach Mandi Baughman said: “It has been a long day and evening but… we had great success at the International Gymnastics Challenge today.”

Meet chairperson Georgina Francoeur said: "This year's International Gymnastics Challenge was a huge success. It wouldn't have been possible without the support of our sponsors, in particular the Department of Tourism. Also a huge thank you must go out to our Bermuda Gymnastics family who prepared the gym and donated hours of their time to help us put on a seamless event. The gymnasts were thrilled to perform in front of over 500 fans and dignitaries and all of our visiting teams are looking forward to returning in 2014".
 
Head coach Duke Nelligan said: "It's hard to believe that only ten months ago was our first International Challenge at the National Training Center in St. Davids. Once again athletes, parents, grandparents and dignitaries, came together for a common cause to build upon the success of last year's meet. Our athletes and program have grown so much; it's amazing to think how great this event will become in future years. If the gymnastics community continues on this path, we should see an Olympian in our future".

Over 500 spectators came to watch the six teams.

Bermuda was the first place team in both the morning (copper/bronze/silver levels) and afternoon (gold/platinum) session.

The BGA had 10 athletes in the gold/platinum levels and a further 28 at the copper/bronze/silver levels.

Individual medals and scores to come…

 

Platinum (4 medals)

Tabytha Hofheins: Silver: Vault (9.000); Bronze: Beam (8.800), Floor (9.000), All Around (33.900)

Gold Senior (8 medals)

Gabby Vincent: Gold: All Around (33.300); Silver: Vault (9.000); Floor (8.950)

Sydney Mason: Gold: Vault (9.250); Silver: Bars (8.050), All Around (33.150); Bronze: Floor (8.850), 

Gold B (8 medals)

Zantae Dill: Gold: Vault (8.900); Silver: Beam (9.100); Bronze: Bars (7.900), All Around (33.700)

Danielle Wall: Gold: Beam (9.150), Floor (9.100) All Around (34.450); Bronze: Vault (8.400)

Gold A (11 medals)

Clara James: Gold: Vault (9.300); Bronze: All Around (31.950)

Sadia Wilson: Gold: Beam (9.200), Floor (9.350) All Around (36.700); Silver: Vault (9.250), Bars (8.900)

Samantha Soares: Bronze: Vault (8.400)

Anna Francoeur: Silver: All Around (33.800); Bronze: Beam (9.050), Floor (9.100); 

Silver Junior B (9 medals)

Trinity Wlison: Gold: Vault (9.600); Bronze: Beam (8.200), Floor (8.650), All Around (34.800)

Tomei Talbot: Silver: Vault (9.400), Bars (8.650), Floor (9.100), All Around (34.850)

Ava Marshall: Silver: Beam (8.600)

Silver Junior A (15 medals)

Kanzi Emery: Gold: Vault (9.650); Silver: Floor (8.850); Bronze Bars (8.400), All Around (34.600)

Anah Lightbourne: Gold: Bars (8.450) Floor (9.000) All Around (35.850); Silver: Vault (9.500), Beam (8.500)

Gianna Webbe: Gold: Beam (9.100); Silver: Bars (8.450) All Around (35.600); Bronze: Vault (9.350)

Diamond Dill: Bronze: Beam (8.200), Floor (8.800)

Bronze Senior (1 medal)

Sasha Crumley: Gold: Beam (9.000)

Bronze Junior B (11 medals)

Chantae Wilson: Gold: Vault (9.400) Beam (9.000), Floor (9.350). All Around (35.850); Silver: Bars (8.250)

Logan Watson-Brown: Silver: Vault (8.900), Bars (8.100) All Around (33.900); Bronze: Beam (8.100), Floor (8.800)

Holly Wakely: Silver: (8.900)

Bronze Junior A (10 medals)

Jezhari Talbot: Gold: Vault (9.500) Beam (9.000); Floor (9.000), All Around (35.700); Silver: Bars (8.200)

T’aja Williams: Silver: Floor (8.900), Bronze: Vault (8.900), All Around (33.150)

Yve Smith: Bronze: Bars (7.550)

Emily Gentile: Bronze: Beam (8.200)

Copper (16 medals)

Daria Symonds: Gold: Vault (9.300)

Mya Furbert-Jacobs: Gold: Floor (8.500), Silver: Vault (9.200) All Around (32.600); Bronze: Bars (8.200)

Kayode George: Silver: Vault (9.200), Beam (7.200); Bronze: All Around (32.300)

Sanaa Burgess: Silver: Vault (9.200), Bars (8.300)

Naomi Proctor: Gold: Bars (8.350), Beam (8.000) All Around (33.550); Bronze: Floor (8.100)

Linnea Kuruvilla: Bronze: Beam (7.000)

Rhianna Evelyn: Silver: Floor (8.300)