Praise for Bajan gymnasts
The future of gymnastics in Barbados is in good hands.
This view was expressed by Alison Jackson, senior coach of the Barbados Amateur Gymnastics Association, at the prize-giving ceremony of the third annual International Invitational Gymnastics Tournament held at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex last Saturday.
Jackson was full of praise for the level of competition displayed by all the athletes.
“The competition was of a very high standard, especially from both the Trinidadians and the British athletes, who are way more advanced than us. We took the opportunity to learn quite a bit from their performances,” she said.
She added that the sport was growing at a good pace in Barbados, which augurs well for the future.
While the bulk of the prizes were shared between Trinidad and Tobago and Britain, Barbados utilised their competitors smartly and took top places in four levels.
Aziza Boxill earned top honours in the Level Six category while teammate Shaunell Neverson triumphed in Level Three. In the recreational Level One category, Kayla Kirton and Indy Jones were the two other outstanding Barbadian performers.
In the Boys’ Division, Barbadians Michael Walker and Brandon Gill won Levels Four and Six, respectively, while Shane Ramsingh of Trinidad and Tobago won Level Five. (CH)