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Bermuda quartet impress in Chicago

Four Bermuda gymnasts continued their development at the IGI Chicago Style Meet, which is known as the “world's largest gymnastics competition”.

Competing against more than 4,000 gymnasts from United States and Canada, Gianna Webb, Anna Francoeur, Zantae Dill and Danielle Wall all delivered impressive performances at the meet.

Webb, of Warwick Academy, earned the Level 8 vault title with a score of 9.15, while finishing fourth on the uneven bars with a score of 35.825, and fifth on the balance beam with a 9.05.

Francoeur, competing in Level 9, also represented the Bermuda Gymnastics Association with distinction, placing fifth on the balance beam with a score of 8.95.

Wall, the Bermuda High School student, had five trips to the podium, finishing sixth overall in the Senior B division. Saltus student Dill claimed the beam title in the same division, finishing tenth overall in the all-around.

Adrians Forde, the BGA head coach, said she was encouraged by the improvements being made by the gymnasts.

“I'm so impressed with these girls as cold and flu season really tested their mental, emotional and physical preparation leading up to this event,” she said.

“It was important for me to see how these girls adapted to overcome these types of training obstacles.

“The girls walked away with numerous personal bests based on last year's results, which is an accomplishment of its own regardless of the podium results.

“With both the girls' difficulty and technical performances improving, they should be confident that this proves their dedication to the new training programme is paying off.”

The BGA will be sending a boys' and girls' team to the Gasparilla Invitational in St Petersburg, Florida, this weekend.

“We have many of our junior boys competing for the very first time and I'm positive they will follow in the footsteps of our past performances,” Forde added.

Improving all the time: Francoeur competed with distinction

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Published February 17, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated February 17, 2016 at 6:24 am)

Bermuda quartet impress in Chicago

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