Falcon gymnast Kiana Phieffer performs at the Gymnix competition in Montreal

Another strong showing for Langford gymnast

Local club picks up three medals in Montreal competition

A langford gymnast returned with a bronze medal following an international competition in Montreal last week.

Emily Schmidt, a 15 year old Grade 10 student at Belmont secondary, earned a bronze with her floor routine at the Gymnix competition that included athletes from Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Schmidt, a member of the Saanich-based Falcon Gymnastics, was one of two competitors who brought home medals.

Kianna Phieffer won bronze medals for her performances on the floor and bars. Inez Verdun placed sixth in three events and Mia Butcher placed eighth on the vault.

It was an excellent showing considering they didn’t have the benefit of a warm-up and were competing on an elevated floor for the first time, said Amy Verdun, president of the Falcon Gymnasts parents association.

Next up for the team is a trip to the B.C. championships in Langley in June.


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