Earning gold at nationals
Shallon Olsen of Surrey won an all around gold medal at the 2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Regina last month.
The 12-year-old member of the Omega Gymnastics Academy in Coquitlam topped 15 other gymnasts in the Junior Women category, placing first on three of four events. A fourth place score on the uneven bars was accompanied by first place scores on floor exercise, balance beam and vault.
Olsen qualified for all four event finals, winning gold on the vault, earning a silver on the beam and floor, and adding a bronze on uneven bars.
Vladimir Djuric of Surrey was 11th all around in the Open Men category, qualifying for event finals on rings with a fourth place score. He placed fifth in the final.
Taylor Oakley, 16, of the Flicka Gymnastics Club in North Vancouver placed 13th all around among 56 athletes in the Open Women Team competition, her best result a tie for eighth place on floor exercise. Sofia Savkovic, 15, of the Surrey Gymnastics Society was 44th in the all around standings.
Savkovic also competed in the Open Women category for gymnasts 13-15 years of age, and was 16th in the all around standings. Her best event was vault, on which she tied for 12th place.
Oakley was 16th all around in the 16-and-over age group in Open Women, a 13th place score on vault her best result.
Nicolas Cruz of the Marble Gymnastics Club in Surrey placed 19th all around among 49 competitors in the Men’s Argo class. The 10-year-old had his top score on rings, placing 13th.