Injury can’t keep Duncan’s Baker down at nationals

In spite of an injury, Duncan Dynamics gymnast Hayley Baker showed she belonged at the Canadian Gymnastics National Competition in Ottawa last month.

Baker pulled her Achilles tendon in pre-meet practice in Ottawa, but was still able to compete in the team competition. She scored a 13.400 on vault, finishing 18th out of 62 girls from across Canada. She took part in the other three events and had clean routines, but the injury limited her scores. Qualifying for the event finals, Baker opted out rather than risk injuring her Achilles again.

Baker qualified for Team BC after completing a three-meet selection process that limited the team to 10 girls from across the province. She became just the second Dynamics gymnast to compete at the national level.