Five rhythmic gymnasts from Walvis Bay recently excelled at a rhythmic gymnastics competition in Klerksdorp, South Africa on September 5 and 6.
In the Levels Age Group categories, Asnee Miller, Maria Gawises and Monique Theron all won overall medals.
Gawises won the overall gold medal in the Level 4 U11 category with an average of 8,66 points, while she also scored the highest point of over 30 in her category.
Theron won the overall gold medal in the Level 8 U15 category, while Miller won the overall bronze medal in the Level 4 U9 category with an average of 8,37 points.
The ‘levels program’ was developed in South African and has been adopted by Namibia in an effort to prepare the gymnasts for the FIG international standards of the Junior and Senior Olympic routines.
In the Junior Olympic section, Anica Profitt and Hileni Kathindi, competed in the most challenging of all the sections of this competition. Both gymnasts proved their worth with Profitt finishing seventh overall with a score of 43,33 while Kathindi finished eighth overall with a score of 41,98 points.
Meanwhile, four gymnasts from Walvis Bay Gymnastics Club have been selected for the Namibian team that will compete in the African Championships in Egypt in November.
They are Anica Profitt (rhythmic), Michel’le Solomons (artistic), Lika Blaauw (artistic) and Linique Louw (artistic).
The provisional Namibian teams that will compete in the African Championships in Egypt are as follows:
Junior Group Routine: Bianka Trossbach, Nadia Reichstein, Michelle Bierbach, Aldi Truter, Ida Steenkamp.
Junior individual team: Nicole Bierbach, Ida Steenkamp, Aldi Truter and Anica Profitt.
Senior individual: Mirja Stoldt.
Woman's Artistic Gymnastics:
Seniors: Ramona Beukes, Kimberly-Ann van Zyl, Cloe Hansen, Linique Louw, Nonna van der Merwe
Juniors: Miche’le Solomons, Leana Kohne, Simone van der Hoeven, Kirsty van der Merwe, lika Blaauw.
Men's Artistic Gymnastics:
Junior: Paul van der Merwe