Rhythmic gymnastics

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During lockdown, Zoom training was offered for Grade 2 to senior girls. Grade 1 girls were invited to join Zoom classes in the third term.

In Term II, many Level 1-7 gymnasts participated in online competitions. Thanks are extended to all the parents who sent in videos of the routines for the competition.

Our gymnastics coach, Natallia Paizakis emigrated to Belarus during lockdown and has decided not to return to South Africa in 2021. Two new coaches have been appointed to coach in 2021.

Earlier this month, 12 girls participated in the Empress competition in Johannesburg, winning many place ribbons and medals. Congratulations to Riley Vance who placed first in Level 3 U9.

Zeinab Kone entered the International Online Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament “Regina” from 20 to 22 November, in the Junior Olympic 2007 B category. The competition offered rankings for both Africa and the world, and was moderated by Brevet 2 Canadian head judge, Svetlana Joukova. Zeinab won a gold medal in clubs and a silver medal in ball, ranking first as the gold medalist overall for her age group. She placed ahead of gymnasts from Sweden, Turkey, Australia, Egypt and the Philippines. Well done, Zeinab!

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