Duncan Dynamics start 2020 in fine form

Gymnastics club already counting several medals early in the season

Micaylla Broadway is flanked by two young Duncan Dynamics teammates at a recent meet. (Submitted)

The 2020 competitive season is off to a terrific start for the athletes and coaches of the Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club.

Athletes from the club attended two successful competitions in February, one in Comox and the other in Langley, collecting several podium finishes on individual apparatus, as well as all-around gold in Comox for Juliet McDaniel and Callia Banks in Junior Olympic Level 3, and bronze in Langley for Yasmin Foo in Aspire 1 in Langley.

At the Twisters Invitational in Abbotsford on March 13-16, five athletes — Priya Dhami, Yasmin Foo, Chloe Power, Brooklyn Stobbe and Micaylla Broadway — will compete for spots on Team BC for the Western Canadian Championships.

Broadway is returning to the sport after being retired for four years, and started her comeback off on a high note by winning gold on the uneven bars in Junior Olympic Level 10 at a recent meet.

“She is under the expertise of a new coach,” DDGC head coach Dana Lainchbury explained. “She is determined to reach some big goals she has set for herself, including earning spots on Team BC for both the Western Canadian Championships in Richmond and the Canadian Championships in Gatineau, Quebec.”

Lainchbury is looking forward to the rest of the season.

“All of our athletes have hit qualifying scores for the BC Championships already,” she pointed out. “We are very excited to continue the season with the positive energy we have begun it with.”

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