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The fourth annual Barbados Gymnastics Invitational took place on Saturday at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex with 120 participants hailing from Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Canada.

Thirty-two Barbadians competed and despite being perhaps the most inexperienced team on show, several of the local competitors accredited themselves well.

Local girl Savannah Luke shows her flexibility during her performance on the floor.
Local girl Savannah Luke shows her flexibility during her performance on the floor.
Brandon Gill of Barbados during his winning routine in the under-17 division.
Brandon Gill of Barbados during his winning routine in the under-17 division.
Abigail Mustor of Barbados does a flip during her floor routine.
Abigail Mustor of Barbados does a flip during her floor routine.

Lia Perucci emerged first overall at level 3 for competitors age six to nine, while Chloe Griffith was second in the same age category.

Also showing much promise was Azizi Boxill who was second on the bars and the vault, as well as third in the floor exercises and on the balance beam. Adeyah Brewster was third overall competing at level 7.

Among the boys Shoaib Waterman and Michael Walker were among the best local performers.

Competitors performed on the uneven bars, vault, floor and balance beams.

Dashea Ali of Trinidad and Tobago goes high on the balance beam.
Dashea Ali of Trinidad and Tobago goes high on the balance beam.

Barbados head coach Alison Jackson expressed her pleasure at the performances of the local gymnasts, indicating that the competition provided them with much needed exposure. She added that both the male and female gymnasts had worked hard in preparing for the tournament

Barbados TODAY brings a pictorial review of some of the weekend’s action.

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