A pair of strong outings from a Tri-Cities-based gymnastics team.
Coquitlam's Club Aviva jumped high, tumbled clean and posed with many smiles as its team of athletes racked up 27 gold medals in back-to-back weekends from the 2022 Gymnastics BC trampoline and artistic championships.
This included 21 individual achievements and six in team events.
In total, Club Aviva jumped to 16 provincial gold at the trampoline provincials in Surrey between March 25 and 27.
Betty Golding and Declan Millin stood out for the Coquitlam gym earning three medals each.
Golding, a Level Two 12U competitor, won a trio of individual competitions, including women's double mini trampoline, regular trampoline and tumbling.
Tumbling is a gymnastics discipline in which athletes typically perform acrobatic movements and skills down a sprung track as long as 25 metres.
One of Millin's medals was also in tumbling in the men's level-one category. He also captured the title in men's double mini trampoline and men's level-two synchro trampoline alongside teammate Ayden Wang.
As a team, Club Aviva took home the top prize in the all-around competition — a combination of all the disciplines — and on the double mini trampoline.
They also claimed bronze in team tumbling and regular trampoline.
Three other athletes collected more than one medal from the championships (in alphabetical order):
- Kayla Howell (L7) — women’s tumbling, synchro trampoline (L6)
- Sydney Lovell-Schmidt (L7) — women’s trampoline, synchro trampoline (L6)
- Rylan Mallais (L7) — men’s double mini trampoline, men's synchro trampoline
The rest of the provincial champions are as follows (in descending order by level):
- Matthew Wallman (L7) - Men's Synchro Trampoline
- Jayda Jean-Louis (L4 14U) – Women’s Trampoline
- Kira MacDougall (L4 14U) – Women’s Double Mini Trampoline
- Cassius Siddaway and Tristan Vanden Hoven (L4) – Synchro Trampoline
- Scarlett Earl (L3 15+) – Women’s Double Mini Trampoline
- Aja Fletcher-Bostwick (L2 13U) – Women’s Tumbling
Meanwhile, the club's women's artistic gymnastics squad put on a clinic the following weekend, April 1 to 3.
Level-seven athletes Lia Chow and Kate Parhar pushed themselves to a B.C. gold each in their respective all-around competitions.
Chow also scooped up a provincial title in the individual vault apparatus, alongside Aviva teammates Kella Bassadi and Abby Schmidt.
Of the 27 medals collected from the apparatus contests, seven of them were gold.
The remaining winners from the Tri-Cities were as follows (in alphabetical order):
- Jasmine Atkins (bars)
- Faith Hsu (floor exercise)
- Eva Patterson and Kimiko Pausche (balance beam)
Five other Aviva athletes placed in the top three in their respective all-around competitons (in descending order by level):
- Carlaya Millin (Aspire 2 3AA)
- Kimiko Pausche (L10 3AA)
- Claire Ji (L8 3AA)
- Alethiea Urstad (L6 3AA)
- Ellie Yong (L6 2AA)
Club Aviva is currently hosting its annual Aviva Cup championship at its Coquitlam facility (98 Brigantine Dr.).
You can visit the organization's website for more information.