Western Canadian Championships 2018

Abby McCoy was added to the J.O 8 team last minute a week prior to this event due to a replacement of an athlete whose injury was too bad to proceed being on the team.  McCoy started Team Alberta off on bars! It is very hard to start first on a team competition as it sets the tone for the rest of the event and affects the competition team atmosphere! She had a rocky warm up but excelled at the competition!!!  Her transfer was performed sky high!! On beam, Abby had redemption. Last competition she fell performing a skill, and now nailing the same skill was absolutely great!  On floor Abby competed fantastic. Her double twist opening pass was rewarded with lots of applause! Vault was good; with a good score added to the team’s core Abby can look back on a fantastic meet!

Abby competed very well and all scores were counted for the team! With a personal highlight on the floor, she earned the Bronze medal.  Abby and her team earned the GOLD medal!!! This is absolutely great motivation for Abby to go home and clean up her routines even more!!

The next day, Anna Inkster competed in the JO 9 level! Anna has been suffering from pain in her core, this kept her off to the side to prepare well for this Championships.  Anna qualified and set her position well in the team. This team showed good sportsmanship and the whole team atmosphere was very good!! Anna started on bars. Her warm up was great and she competed all her skills which were performed well. Here and there a bit of uncertainty, but the overall routine was very good! She fought a good fight! For a long time – Inkster was positioned to be in the finals on Bars, but with the last rotation Anna could not hold her position to be a finalist.  On beam her warm up was a bit shaky, but her routine was very solid!  All her skills were performed with excellence. The back tuck on the beam was a bit rushed and had to leave the beam to early. Anna redeemed herself on floor. She showed absolutely quality gymnastics. The judges rewarded her with good marks.  Inkster stayed with her score strong till the last competitor.  A final for Anna on Floor.  On vault Anna had to go for an easier vault due to her injury and but performed her vault clean and neat.  For Anna and her team earning GOLD was absolutely great!!!

In the event finals Anna performed with finesse and quality. Her floor was very clean and scored well! Her consistency in her gymnastics kept her head held high above the field and ended up as 5th on this event in West Canada. Well done Anna for achieving your goal this year!!!

Great work for Daleram Ghasemi!  Daleram did not qualify to compete with the team as one fall in Trials to Westerns kept her off the team by 0.1 point.  This competition was very important to show that she actually belonged on the team and with her performance she positioned herself to be a fierce competitor.  Daleram started on vault and with a good warm up, and she had 2 amazing vaults! With great height and dynamics, she ended up taking the Bronze medal!   On bars, Daleram showed every single handstand and performed absolutely great lines and strong bar work! With her good shapes Ghasemi scored the second highest score. With SILVER in her pocket joy was there in camp Ghasemi.

Daleram performed super on beam. She stood out with not only being in control of herself, but with high artistic performance. Confidence and being fierce was her key to be successful. She earned GOLD on this event.

The last event was floor as one of the last competitors Daleram, performed with such beauty and moved everyone with her Spanish guitar music!! Again, she earned the GOLD medal! Everyone was amazed with her performance.

Ghasemi All Around score was even more surprising. She scores over 2 full points more this year, a personal best for her in the All Around. Daleram stepped on the podium earning the Silver medal. No-one could imagine that this was happening. Not being on the team and showed everyone was she is made of. Well done Daleram.

Norfort is very proud of these 3 young ladies! A successful meet in the books and a great memory was been created by them. This only could be done with their determination and hard work!

‘Train in silence, and let your victory be your voice!’

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