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

Habitat for Humanity North Island wants to keep momentum going

Organization asks City of Campbell River for more land to build homes for young families

28 townhouses on the way to 525 Dogwood

Council approves latest phase of development, but not before expressing traffic concerns

Diver discovers possible historic anchor off Campbell River

The rusted, barnacle-encrusted anchor was wedged into the bottom off Quadra Island… Continue reading

Leigh wants Strathcona Regional District budget amended over water rates

Area D Director cites punitive water rates as a reason to slow down process

Cold weather puts pressure on homeless shelters in Campbell River

Salvation Army and Sobering Centre offer a total of 40 beds

‘Just like Iron Man’: Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery

Dr. Richi Gill was in a freak accident on a boogie board during a family vacation in Hawaii

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Lee Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

A Mother’s Wish: Ryan Shtuka’s mother wants her son to be ‘forever known’

‍‍‍‍‍“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Pope Francis has urged participants to meet with abuse victims before they came to Rome

Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Andrew McCabe said FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

Most Read