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All around medals for Surrey gymnasts

Spencer Principe won an all around silver medal at last week’s Twisters Invitational. - BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
Spencer Principe won an all around silver medal at last week’s Twisters Invitational.
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A half dozen members of the Surrey Gymnastics Society won medals in all around competition at the Twisters Invitational in Abbotsford last weekend.

Hyugo Ishida, 13, of North Delta won an all around gold medal for a second consecutive time in the Level 4 (13-and-under) category, placing first on every event except floor, on which he was fourth.

In the same group, teammate Aidan Wilson, 13, was third all around after winning silver medals on floor and rings, and a bronze on parallel bars. The Surrey resident was also fourth on pommel horse, vault and high bar.

Malcolm Herbert, 13, had the high score on four of the six events to win the all around gold in the National Youth category. The Surrey resident was also fifth on high bar and sixth on floor.

Gordie Kordas won a silver medal for his all around performance in the High Performance Tyro group. The 16-year-old Surrey resident was second on pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar. He was also third on vault and fifth on floor.

Spencer Principe also won an all around silver medal, doing so in the Level 2 (11-12 year-olds) group. The 11 year-old from Surrey won gold on pommel horse and vault, silver on parallel bars and high bar, and bronze on rings. He was also fourth on floor.

Nicolas Apostol, 12, of Surrey was the all around bronze medalist in the High Performance Argo group, after winning gold on vault and silver on parallel bars. He was also fourth on rings and fifth on pommel horse.

Competing in Level 3 (under-13), Kevin Hignell of North Delta finished fourth all around with gold medals on pommel horse and rings. The 12-year-old also placed fourth on floor and fifth on parallel bars. 

A pair of female gymnasts from Surrey won all around silver medals. 

Bridget Hastings, 14, was the runner-up in Level 4 Open after placing third on beam, fifth on vault and floor and seventh on bars. Teammate Brittany Eldridge had a pair of top 10 scores, placing eighth on both vault and beam.

Jenna Doobenen, 15, was second all around in level 3 Open, with a silver medal on beam and bronze medals on bars and floor. She was also seventh on vault.

Other top 10 scores were earned by Hiroka Takeuchi, 13, who won a bronze medal on floor and was sixth on vault and beam in Level 4 Novice, and Sofia Savkovic, 13, who was seventh on bars in National Open.

 

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