Rhythmic gymnasts shine brightly at novice competition

2017-08-02 06:03
The Ibhayi Rhythmic Gymnastics Club participants with coaches Shantell Didloff and Jade Ryan.    Photo:SUPPLIED

The Ibhayi Rhythmic Gymnastics Club participants with coaches Shantell Didloff and Jade Ryan. Photo:SUPPLIED

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A GROUP of 24 gymnasts, belonging to Ibhayi Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, successfully represented the Nelson Mandela Bay District for the Novice South Zone and Novice Club Trophy competition held on June 23 to June 24 at the Military sports base in Wynburg in Cape Town.

This is the biggest competition of the year for all level 1, 2 and 3 gymnasts aged between five to 16.

The girls, coached by Shantell Didloff and Jade Ryan, competed against other gymnasts from Cape Town, Winelands, Eden, the West coast and the Nelson Mandela Bay District

Didloff said the girls ought to be proud for producing great results.

“After only training the new rhythmic levels for such a short time period, these girls showed great potential and will receive a district badge,” Didloff said.

“All round it was a successful competition for the club and Nelson Mandela Bay District Team, she said.

Ibhayi’s coaches also managed to walk away from the competition with a second and third place for their club.

Level 1:

Mia Diedericks (gold), Lua Posthumous (gold), Helene Prinsloo (silver), Milke Muller (silver), Emma Jack (silver), Toane Gouws (silver), Mikayla Tucker (silver), Morgan Paul (silver), Estie-Mari Skorbinski (silver), Sarah-Leigh Thompson (silver), De-Ane Strydom (bronze), Kate Gough (bronze) and Mathilde Stander (bronze).
Level 2:

Jana Geldenhuys (gold), Erin Brand (gold), Caliska Smith (gold), Niki Maartens (Silver), Brooklyn Plaaitjies (silver), Alyssa van Heerden (silver) and Sinothando Makaya (bronze).
Level 3:

Ane Bosch (silver), Shamara Perumal (silver), Kira Guldenpfenning (silver) and Janae Maritz (bronze).

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