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Wilson steps out of shadows

Impressive displays: Wilson and Dowling pose with the medals they won in Montreal

Trinity Wilson was the star of the show for Bermuda at the L’International Gymnix tournament in Montreal.

The meet, which ran from March 3 to 6, featured teams from several countries and included the newest Level 6 USA Gymnastics athletes, with all six of Bermuda’s girls earning top-ten finishes.

Wilson was the Bermuda Gymnastics Association’s most successful athlete as she earned the title of Level 6 USAG beam champion with a score of 9.55. She also earned two bronze medals on both the vault and uneven bars, and a sixth-place finish on the floor.

Her exceptional performance was confirmed as she received a silver all-around medal with a score of 36.74.

“This was only Wilson’s second competition of the season but after hearing about and congratulating her team-mates all season long on their successes abroad, she was ready to earn a few titles herself,” Adriana Forde, the Bermuda head coach, said.

Kinae Dowling, of Berkeley Institute, performed all four of her individual routines with style. She earned eighth on the vault and beam, tenth on the bars, and tenth in the all-around.

Gianna Webbe, of Warwick Academy, competed in the Level 8 USAG flight and earned a ninth on the vault and fourth on the bars scoring 9.075 — her highest score of the season.

In the Level 9 USAG, the second highest level in the women’s Junior Olympic Programme, Anna Francoeur, of Warwick Academy, earned ninth on the bars and eighth on the beam.

Level 9 athlete Zantae Dill, of Saltus, came tenth on the beam and fifth on the floor. Danielle Wall, of Bermuda High School, placed tenth on the vault, eighth on the beam, and seventh on the floor in the same Level 9 USAG category.

Forde added: “What was great was how our girls gave each other and their opposing athletes support and encouragement during competition hardships.

“Gymnastics can be mentally draining if you are having a tough day. The support of team-mates and family means a lot when you are fighting to make the necessary corrections to stay in the game.”