By Aly Beach/The Oshawa Express
The start of 2018 has been a resounding success for Gemini Gymnastics, as the Oshawa-based gymnastics organization saw strong showings at both the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Ontario Championships.
Gemini Gymnastics member and Canadian national team member Jade Chrobok, from Toronto, won team gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, held in Australia. This was the first time in 28 years the women’s team achieved gold.
“It’s always good when hard work becomes good results,” says Gemini Gymnastics head coach Elena Davydova.
At the 2018 Ontario Championships in Amherstburg, Ont. for Level six to 10, 24 Gemini gymnasts won 49 medals, taking home seven gold, two silver, three bronze and 27 apparatus medals, among others. The girls who participated were between ages eight and 18.
“Everyone is important too. There are so many girls who did well at the Ontario Championships. They made some big achievements and I’m proud of them too,” says Davydova, “Each medal is very important.”
Because of their placement in the “all around” category, eight Gemini gymnasts will be joining Team Ontario and will compete at the 2018 Eastern Canadian Championships on May 12 and 13 at Durham College and UOIT.
“[We] also have an incredible bunch of girls that are so nice to each other. They have great sportsmanship, they support each other,” says Davydova.