Isobel Neilson (13) was one of four provincial all around champions in women’s artistic gymnastics that Saanich’s Falcon Gymnastics claimed in April. (Submitted/Falcon Gymnastics)

Falcon Gymnasts soar at provincial championships

Thirty athletes won a record 45 provincial medals over two competitions

Aprill was a winning month for a Saanich gymnastics club.

Thirty athletes representing Falcon Gymnastics claimed a combined total of 45 provincial medals over the course of two competitions — a record.

While establishing this record , the club matched last year’s performance when four of its athletes claimed four provincial all-around championships.

RELATED: VIDEO: Falcon gymnasts shine at Garden City Invitational

RELATED: Falcon gymnasts reach the podium at season-ending meet

Isobel Neilson (13) and Keira Leibel (10) took the top of the podium in the Junior Olympic 6 category, with Karley Telford (14) and Gabriella Tsui (13) winning their respective age groups in Junior Olympic 7.

The first of the two provincial competitions featuring athletes from Falcon Gymnastics happened April 5-7, when Langley hosted the 2019 BC Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Junior Olympic Compulsory Championships. The second happened a week later in Richmond hosted the Provincial Championships April 12-14.

The club is back in action this coming weekend, when it will compete in the Delta Invitational. The action comes home when the club hosts the Garden City Invitational May 18 and 19, with more than 500 competitors expected.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

wolfgang.depner@saanichnews.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Keira Leibel (10) was one of four provincial all around champions in women’s artistic gymnastics that Saanich’s Falcon Gymnastics claimed in April. (Submitted/Falcon Gymnastics)

Just Posted

Langford cuts red tape, engages in random acts of kindness to uplift spirits

‘I Am Langford’ campaign promotes supporting local

Saanich bylaw sparks EV charging infrastructure requirements in new builds

All new developments to be EV-charger compatible starting Sept. 1

Summer program helps Greater Victoria teens sharpen writing skills

Registration for the program runs until Aug. 17

‘Someone knows something’: a look into Vancouver Island missing persons with interactive map

There are more than three dozen people listed as missing throughout Vancouver Island

Provincial COVID-19 data can now be used for B.C. to prepare for a second wave

In the past week, B.C. has seen a slight spike in daily test-positive case counts

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Genetic detectives begin work to trace spread of COVID-19 in Canada

The kinds of genetic technology being used for this project did not exist when SARS hit Canada in 2003

B.C. Ferries increasing passenger capacity after COVID-19 restrictions

Transport Canada 50-per-cent limit being phased out, no current plans to provide masks

Shellfish industry get funds to clean up at Island sites and beyond

Businesses can apply to cover half of costs to clean up so-called ‘ghost gear’

Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest

Corey Hurren, who is from Manitoba, is facing 22 charges

Most Read