Gymnast bags silver medal in Dubai

2019-12-11 06:02
Crystal Viljoen won a silver medal at the DuGymCup 2019 in Dubai recently.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Crystal Viljoen won a silver medal at the DuGymCup 2019 in Dubai recently.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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RHYTHMIC gymnastic and Laddsworth Primary School Grade 6 pupil Crystal Viljoen bagged a silver medal for her ball routine and came in fourth place in an international group of 10 participants at the DuGym Cup 2019 in Dubai recently.

Crystal’s mother, Sonja Viljoen, said she is very happy with the results Crystal achieved at the prestigious DuGym Cup.

“She achieved a silver medal for her ball routine and was placed fourth overall out of a international group of 10 gymnasts which included gymnasts from Russia, Egypt, Singapore, and other countries known for their very strong rhythmic gymnastics,” said Viljoen.

She added that, considering the fact that the DuGym Cup is one of the most prestigious international events, featuring very strong competitors, she and Crystal’s coaches are very happy with the results she achieved at the competition.

Crystal, who went to Dubai with her coach, Robyn Muëller, got a chance to attend the DuGym Cup following her gold win [Level 10/U15] at the SA Gym Games, which were held in September.

Speaking of Crystal’s love for gymnastics and ballet, Viljoen, said the teen started doing rhythmic gymnastics at the age of five.

“At this time she was attending only one-hour classes a week,” said Viljoen.

According to Viljoen, Crystal started doing ballet in 2014 and was instructed in both Cecchetti and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet.

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