They sported sparkling gold sequin tops, ruby red jackets and cardinal capes, they handled rainbow ribbons, bright-coloured umbrellas and shimmering sheets and scarfs, and they dazzled with their dance, jumps, tricks, flips and lifts.
Sam Zakutney is having a successful run this gymnastics season, most recently winning the top prize during the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Canadian Championships.
Emma Yau concluded a standout competitive rhythmic gymnastics season with a silver medal at the June 7-9 Ontario Championships at the Markham Pan Am Centre.
Kanata GymnoSphere’s Samantha Stafford capped off her impressive gymnastics season with a top 10 finish amongst girls her age at the regional Canadian championships for the sport.
Sam Zakutney made his way home to Ottawa to claim the top prize during the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Canadian Championships.
A giant team of 18 women’s artistic gymnasts competed for Kanata GymnoSphere during April’s Ontario Championships. Lauren Mooney and Fiodor Martea, the leaders of Kanata’s competitive program, were pleased to see every GymnoSphere athlete from Level 6-10 qualify for the provincials.
As hundreds of gymnasts arrive in the nation’s capital for the national championships, Ottawa’s own are preparing right here at home for the opportunity of a lifetime, and one that, just a year ago, one local competitor thought he may have lost out on forever.