Cur­rence wins Ed Vin­cent vault sil­ver medal

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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.

BRETT FROSTAD PHOTO

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.

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