Every year our gym holds an “Intraclass Competition”, designed to give kids in the recreational classes a chance to experience what a meet is like. It also serves as a sort of recital for family and grandparents. This is S10’s second year competing. Last year she was new to the gym and was in the beginner category; this year, she’s advanced to Novice. There were 6 girls in her bracket, and she competed in all events except Bars.
- Beam: 2nd place
- Vault: 1st place
- Floor: 1st place
- Trampoline: 4th place
- Rope climb: 3rd place
The vault was the first award announced, and her first place ribbon was super-thrilling for our little spotlight-seeker. 😉
O8, who opted not to compete this year, was much more low-key.
The vault was interesting. They judged two jumps: the first one had the athlete run the track and use the springboard to land on the vault, then stop before doing a simple forward flip dismount; the other jump was onto a large mat and did not have a stop.
It was fun to watch the kids in such a supportive atmosphere. Everyone clapped for all the kids and congratulated each other. Gotta flip, gotta fly, let’s go, OGI!
The coaches really made this a great event.
As did the athletes, of course.
And while it’s definitely not about the ribbons, S10 is very proud of her haul.