Gymnasts (from left) Aimee Clark

Gymnast wins all-around title at Delta meet

The Campbell River Gymnastics Association sent five athletes to the Delta Invitational for their annual competition on May 7-8.

The Campbell River Gymnastics Association sent five athletes to the Delta Invitational for their annual competition on May 7-8.

Melissa Morton was solid on her events sticking a nice back layout and back tuck on the floor to earn her a fifth place finish on the floor. She followed up with another stick on the vault for a ninth place finish.

Her sister, Kayla Morton, competes in the Level 4 Open division, and had a strong powerful front handspring full twist on vault to earn a silver medal.

Kayla was consistent on her other apparatus as well finishing fifth on bars, sixth on the beam and seventh on the floor to give her a fifth place all-around finish.

Tiffany Sharkie was on a roll to start off the competition in the Level 3 Open category. She won vault with a big front handspring full twist and went over to the bars where she earned another gold medal.

After a slip on the beam in warm-up, she hit her ribs on the beam and was unable to continue with the competition.

Melissa MacAdam also competed in the Level 3 Open category and was able to come home with the all-around title. She finished second on vault, third on bars, third on beam – adding a new handstand back handspring to the routine – and finishing fifth on the floor.

Aimee Clark was competing in the cash and carry event. This event groups together all the level 5 and up athletes to compete for money. Because of the National Level athletes she was competing against, we knew this would be a hard task to try and finish in the top so it was a good time to try some new skills.

Clark hit a 13 score for the first time with her bar routine adding a back layout one-and-a half twist dismount taking a slight step.

She also upgraded her beam routine, adding a standing back flip with a pike in the middle. Both new skills were performed quite well and adding more  skills is the plan to get her to National Open for next season.


Just Posted

Campbell River teen on the mend a year later

Jonah Shankar’s treatment for brain tumour involved trips to UK

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

Community profiles show social determinants of health

Reports depict life in Campbell River and other Strathcona communities

‘Free Willy’ bill to end whale captivity supported by MP Blaney

Blaney says law would have died without efforts by New Democrat MPs

VIDEO: Pickup truck smashes into Campbell River home

No injuries reported in Friday morning incident

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

Most Read