Jamaica Gymnastics president pleased with team’s Montreal showing

By March 12, 2018
Nicole Grant (left) and the Level 6-10 gymnasts that represented well in Montreal, Canada last weeekend. Nicole Grant (left) and the Level 6-10 gymnasts that represented well in Montreal, Canada last weeekend.

President of the Jamaica Amateur Gymnastics Association (JAGA), Nicole Grant, has expressed her delight at the performance of Jamaica’s young gymnasts at the Gymnix International in Montreal Canada on the weekend.

The meet is one of the largest in the region attracting gymnasts from more than 115 clubs and 25 counties.

During the competition, the Level 6-10 gymnasts produced commendable performances that earned the praise of association’s executive.

In Level 6, Alexia Renault was 12th All-Around (AA) of 30 Competitors while Asasia Malcolm finished 18th of 25 competitors. India Shirley was 12th AA of 26 competitors and Mickaila Virgo - 24th of 29 competitors.

At Level 7, Adana Johnson was 17th of 32 competitors and Jamilia Duffus 14th of 34 competitors.

At Level 9, Naztasia-Simone Junitana was 11th of 21 competitors and Elizabeth Streete 15th of 21 competitors

Kiara Richmond was fifth AA of 17 competitors in Level 10.

Notwithstanding the absence of medals, Grant said the experiences proved to be invaluable.

“Our gymnasts have been exposed through this meet to some of the top elite gymnasts in each of those categories and the organizers, as well as competitors, were amazed at the quality and competitive spirit of our gymnasts,” Grant told SportsMax.TV.

“We very pleased with the performance of the girls who have never been to a meet this big. The setup mimics World Championships and exposes them to the kind of warmup and preparation required before competing. They were able to quickly adapt as warmup was in a totally different gym from where they compete so some only got to use the equipment during their competition.”

Grant said it was a great learning experience for the gymnasts who will be better for having competed in Montreal.

“Mistakes were what separated the scores as our girls looked great and we are pleased to know we are moving in the right direction,” she said.

“This meet will help our girls to better understand that a small mistake can drop them to the bottom of the pack as all the competitors at this meet were really good gymnasts.”

Leighton Levy

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