8:30 a.m., Jan. 30)
Local athletes shine at Envol gymnastics meet
By Fred Sherwin
than 300 gymnasts desended on the Club de gymnastique
Les Sittelles on the weekend to compete in the Envol gymnastics
Sittelles gymnast Émilie Vallières performs a hair-raising routine on the uneven bars during the Envol meet at the Les Sittelles Gymnastic Club on the weekend. Fred Sherwin/Photo
meet was run over three days with competition at seven
different levels for athletes age 9-17.
the clubs who sent athletes to the competition was the
GCGC Gym-nastics Club located in Canotek Park. Other athletes
came from as far away as Brockville, Richmond Hill, Smiths
Falls and Cornwall.
the host club, Les Sittelles was able to win it’s fair
share of hardware including three gold medals.
Beaudoin captured gold in the nine- and 10-year-old Level
4 division thanks to a pair of first place routines on
vault and uneven bars with scores high enough to overcome
a seventh place performance on balance beam. She also
placed fourth on floor.
Auriéle Brisson took home the silver medal in the 10-year-old
Level 4 division thanks to a second place performance
on balance beam and a pair of third place routines on
floor and uneven bars. She also placed fourth on vault.
Sittelles member Jasmine Marion Ouellette won gold in
the 16 and over Level 4 division after receiving top marks
on the balance beam. She also placed second on vault,
floor and uneven bars.
club’s third gold medal was won by Jasmine McIntyre who
pulled off the feat in the 12-year-old Level 7 division.
McIntyre placed first on vault and floor and second on
the uneven bars and beam.
Sittelles’ Maeve Dixon captured a silver medal in the
16 and over Level 6 division thanks to a trio of second
place performances on floor, beam and uneven bars. Her
only hiccup came on the vault where she place fifth.
Del Ciotto captured a silver medal in the 14-year-old
Level 7 division after placing second on vault and beam,
and third on floor.
gymnast Marisol Cavas took home the silver medal in the
10-year-old Level 3 division thanks to her first place
performance on the uneven bars. She also placed second
on floor and third on vault and beam.
a disappointing eighth place performance on the uneven
bars, Les Sittelles’ Madeleine Brideau captured the bronze
medal in the 13-year-old Level 3 division thanks in large
part to her second place routine on the balance beam.
Les Sittelles member Maia Ford shook off a 10th place
performance on the uneven bars to capture the bronze medal
in the nine-year-old Level 3 division. She placed a solid
second on vault and third on floor.
Ross also won a bronze medal in the 14-year-old Level
6 division, thanks to a pair of second place performances
on balance beam and floor.
Hajjar added to Les Sittelles bronze medal haul with a
third place performance in the 14 and over Level 5 division.
She placed second on uneven bars and was the picture of
consistency on the other apparatus, placing fifth on vault
and floor, and sixth on balance beam.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of
our local business partners.)