Quality Gymnastics Shine In Florida

March 1, 2023

[Written by Stephen Wright]

A team of 13 gymnasts represented the island at the recent Presidential Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.

The team, accompanied by their coach Dariana Rojas, competed at compulsory and optional levels against more than 4,000 participants worldwide.

Gymnasts Bermuda Feb 2023 (1)

On the opening day, Alyssa Andrews, competing at the Xcel Gold level, finished second in the all-around in her age group, second on the floor and uneven bars, and fourth in the vault.

The following day, in the girls’ compulsory programme [ages 7 to 11], for Level 1, Aela Fraser came third in the vault, fourth in the uneven bars, and eighth in the all-around.

Competing for the first time, Isabella Daniels and Lily Hall placed fifth and eighth on the balance beam, finishing in the top 11 of their division.

For Level 2, Aleyah Pacheco placed third in the all-around in her division with 37.3750 points. She earned third on the balance beam and second on the floor. Abigail Maringi claimed second on the vault and ninth in the all-around.

Gymnasts Bermuda Feb 2023 (2)

Madison Monkman and Annie Archibald placed in the top 12 in the all-around in their division. Sasha Maringi and Emma Raposo placed thirteenth and fifteenth in the all-around.

All the team’s gymnasts placed in the top 10 of their division in Level 3. Shannon Fischer came seventh on the vault and balance beam and eighth in the all-around. Ashanti Darko placed sixth on the vault and ninth on the all-around, and Elena Bortoli finished fifth in the vault and tenth in the all-around.

It was the team’s second overseas competition this season in preparation for the National Championships in June.

Quality Gymnastics is based at the Old Berkeley Institute.

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