Young athlete floors the competition for silver medal

Oak Bay's Ava Stewart scored silver at the provincial tumbling competition

Oak Bay athlete Ava Stewart scored silver at the recent provincial tumbling competition in Langley.

Stewart was among the medal-winners during the provincial trials in March, earning a place at recent provincials.

Her Falcon Gymnastics team sent 13 athletes to the 2016 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships April 15 to 17 in Langley, where 900 athletes from B.C. and Saskatchewan competed in men’s artistic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics.

Stewart competed against 39 athletes in the Junior Olympic level 6 (2004) competition. Her training and hard work paid off with a beautiful performance on the floor, earning her a silver medal and eighth place all-around.

“I want to add some new skills to my floor routine next year. Maybe another tumbling line with a full twist,” Stewart said. “I’m happy with my results but I really wanted the gold.”

She has had a consistent season with her floor routine and is excited about making it better.

Her goal is to perform her uneven bar routine in competitions the way she trains and move up to JO level 7.

“For some reason I’m good at training bars but it all falls apart at competitions. It’s been a hard year for me on bars. I have two more competitions this season and my goal is to compete my bar routine cleanly. I need to do this so I can move to level 7.”

Stewart continues to train 16 hours a week at her Saanich club gym in anticipation of the Delta Invitational / Cash and Carry Cup held at the Richmond Olympic Oval from May 5 to 8.



Just Posted

Shaving minutes off commutes among the goals for Victoria bus lanes

Work on southbound Douglas Street lane between Tolmie and Hillside getting underway

Backyard of $2.2M Uplands property bulldozed for BMX jump track

34-year-old financial advisor fulfills childhood dream

VicPD nab distracted driver with expired licence

On the phone while in motion, man had overdue fines from driving while impaired

Gallery: Turnout good for Oak Bay’s inaugural volunteer fare

Oak Bay showcased non-profits and more with inaugural volunteer fair

Vic-Alert faces tidal wave of registration after tsunami warnings

City of Victoria system is free and provides early warnings of disaster

Mature Garry Oak falls on Beach Drive

150-year-old tree blocks access in front of Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Castlegar homicide victim identified

The victim was 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C.

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates get one last prime-time pitch

Leadership campaign to be decided in Feb. 3 vote

How high is safe from a tsunami? Four metres above sea level

Be disaster ready with food, water and clothing for seven days

Victoria Film Festival set for triumphant return to the big screen

Two decades on, diverse film lineups keep movie-goers coming to the box office

Victoria’s most wanted for the week of Jan. 23

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrests or the seizure of property or drug

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

Bell Canada alert prompts RCMP, privacy watchdog to probe data breach

Company spokesman: ‘Fewer than 100,000 customers were affected’

Victims restrained, sex toys and cash stolen from B.C. adult store

Armed suspects sought in adult store robbery

Most Read