A sweep for SGS

Alexa Cannon of the Surrey Gymnastics Society. - EVAN SEAL / THE LEADER
Alexa Cannon of the Surrey Gymnastics Society.
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The Surrey Gymnastics Society (SGS) won five all around medals at the Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) championships last weekend in Coquitlam, including a sweep of the podium placings in the Level 1 Tyro category.

The zone championship meets – there are eight zones in B.C. – is the final competition for the season for girls in the beginner levels of competitive gymnastics.

Danielle and Claire De Martin finished one-two in Level 1 Tyro, with SGS teammate Nicole Czernakowski, 10, earning the bronze medal. Danielle won the gold medal on bars and floor, a silver on vault and placed fourth on beam. Claire, Danielle’s 11-year-old twin sister, won a gold medal on beam, added a silver on bars and was fourth on vault and floor.

Czernakowski won silver on beam and floor, and placed fifth on bars.

Silver medals on vault and floor and a fourth-place score on beam lifted Alexa Cannon, 10, to the all around silver medal in the Level 2 Tyro group. SGS teammate Sarah Tobin was eighth all around, while Manel Baklouti was fourth on both vault and bars.

Monaeya Silveira won a bronze medal in Level 1 Argo (2003 birth year). The SGS gymnast had third-place scores on beam and floor and was fourth on bars. Seraphina Rizkallah was fourth all around after winning a gold medal on bars and a silver on floor. Andrea De la fuente was seventh all around with a silver medal on fault and a fourth on bars.

In Level 1 Argo (2004), Maria Bashko won a silver medal on floor to place fourth all around. Chenay Wong earned a silver on bars and was fifth on both vault and floor. Uliana Grichkovskaia won the bronze medal on floor.

A fourth place score on beam helped Hiba Baklouti place seventh all around in Level 2 Argo. Cassandra Principe was sixth on vault.

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