Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Team Gymnastics Comp

This is officially Emma's second year in the sport of artistic gymnastics. Last year she was able to establish a good base at her gym and with her coach but the prospect of developing further skills and increasing difficulty was going to be very limited because of what the gym was able to offer. She knew right away at the end of last season that she wanted to seek out a new gym that would really challenge her. When she got word that her coach was moving to Spain it was a no brainer and our search began.

In September she did a trial lesson at a gym that is actually closer to us than her old one and is outfitted with apparatus for vault, bars, high beam and floor. She was thrilled with the gym and the fact that three other girls from her old gym also transferred and were placed together in the Level 1 category. We were happy for Emma, not to mention the fact that we can carpool for the two days a week that attending practices requires.

Emma continues to work hard at the sport and it definitely shows. She even put together a dance routine this summer to exhibit her skills for her visiting grandparents. They loved it and were moved to tears if I remember correctly.

On December 2, Emma participated in her first competition of the year. Her gym is in a higher league than hers was last year so the new girls competed as a team having limited time to develop on all four apparatuses. Emma represented her team on floor.

She was amazing and it was a joy to watch her! Her team ended up placing 7th. The top 7 teams were awarded medals. They were shocked and thrilled and we could not be prouder. Looking forward to future competitions in 2018!

1 comment:

Munga and Gramma said...

Yes, Munga and I did get teary-eyed at Emma's beautiful performance for us last summer! Bravo, sweet Emma! You have worked so hard and we are so proud of you!!!