Currence wins Ed Vincent vault silver medal
Area gymnasts split up to attend competitions this past weekend.
Redcliff’s Twist and Flip Gymnastics Club had four girls at the Ed Vincent Invitational in Calgary, while the club’s six boys came home with a load of medals from the Exelta Cup in Red Deer.
Nine-year-old Emerson Currence was the only female medalist, taking silver with a vault in her Level 4 division Sunday. She wound up sixth in the all-around, right in the middle of the pack of 14 athletes.
On Saturday Kabri Stickel and Lucia van Niekerk took part in their first-ever Level 6 division, while Lily Gladu also moved up a couple divisions to Level 7. Gladu and Stickel’s best results came on vault, while van Niekerk’s fifth-place on balance beam was a good introduction to the tougher level.
The medal haul for the boys was led by Coen Ryckman, who won his 10-and-under Level 2 division. In 12-andunder Level 2, Rhys Evan was silver and Axton Ferguson bronze in the all-around, while Briggs Perrett was gold on rings and bronze on parallel bar. Nicky Kovalev was third overall in Level 3 and Ruben van Niekerk won silver on vault and bronze on floor in Level 4.
Nine-year old Emerson Currence of the Twist and Flip Gymnastics Club performs her floor exercise at the Ed Vincent Gymnastics Invitational in Calgary Sunday.