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Dozen from Langley off to Montreal

Nine athletes and four coaches from Langley’s two gymnastics clubs part of Team BC
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Eight members of the Langley Gymnastics Foundation are off to Montreal as part of Team BC for the 2017 Canadian gymnastics championships. Top row (left to right): Brandon MacDonald, Victor Blaine and Tyler Welch. Bottom: Paula Urquidi, Cathy Zhong, Kennedy Duke, Brooke Biggin and Emilie Hong. Submitted photo

Eight athletes and four coaches from Langley are off to Montreal, where they will represent B.C. at the Canadian gymnastics championships.

The championships run May 23 to 28.

Seven of the athletes and three of the coaches are from Langley Gymnastics Foundation, while one athlete and one coach are from Walnut Grove’s Flip City Gymnastics Club.

Brooke Biggin will compete in the junior Olympics (JO) level 9 while Cathy Zhong is in JO 10 and Paula Urquidi is competing in the JO 10 2001+ level.

Emilie Hong (LGF) was scheduled to compete in the JO 10 level but an ankle injury will prevent her from competing.

Kennedy Duke and Flip City’s Makenna Guidish are in the high performance (HP) novice level.

LGF’s Dumitru Avarvarei, Lidumila Lobaznyuk and Flip City’s Alana Jensen are attending as coaches for Team BC’s women’s artistic team.

And on the men’s artistic portion of the competition, Tyler Welch, Victor Blaine and Brandon MacDonald are competing in the national open division. Kris Krunick is one of the men’s coaches.