Gymnastic championships vault into Coquitlam

More than 700 young athletes from around British Columbia will converge at Pinetree Community Centre this weekend for the BC Artistic Gymnastics championships. The best of the best young men and women will qualify for the Canadian championships to be held in Ottawa, May, 21 to 26, and a possible spot on Canada’s national team.

Athletes will compete in several new Junior Olympic categories, as well as aspire, high performance and national open categories.

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Competition gets underway at 7:45 a.m. Friday, with the opening ceremonies scheduled for 6 p.m. That will be preceded at 5 p.m. by an autograph session with national team gymnast Isabela Onyshko. 

Among the elite gymnasts competing at the event will be Port Coquitlam's Haley de Jong, who recently secured a full athletic scholarship at the University of Georgia.

De Jong won silver in the vault at last year’s Canadian championship, as well as sixth place on the floor and eighth on the beam. At the 2019 International Gymnix that was held in Montreal in March, she earned a silver in the vault and floor exercise.

Click here for a full schedule of the competition.

4/11 - Updated information about local competitor Haley de Jong.

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