Kelowna gymnasts to wear Maple Leaf in New Zealand

Emily Welsh and Jordyn Yendley will represent the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre and Canada at the Indo Pacific Championships

Jordyn Yendley (left) and Emily Welsh leave for New Zealand on Oct. 15.

Kelowna gymnasts Jordyn Yendley and Emily Welsh will represent their country later this month in New Zealand.

The two members of the Okanagan Gymnatics Centre will compete for Canada, Oct. 21 to 25 at the Indo Pacific Championships.

The girls qualified for this international competition based on their scores from Canada Cup and Canadian Championships in 2016.

Yendley will compete in the 13-14 year-old category, while Welsh will compete in the 15-16 year-old division for trampoline, synchronized trampoline and double mini trampoline.

“They are dedicated and hard workers and we look forward to them representing Canada in New Zealand,” coach Jamie Gardner said of the two girls.

At the Canada Cup, Yendley finished second in the individual trampoline event, third on double mini and won the gold with Welsh in the synchronized trampoline event.  At the Canadian Championships, Yendley earned double gold on the double mini trampoline and individual trampoline.

Welsh qualified for the Indo Pacific Championships after finishing fifth in trampoline, sixth double mini trampoline and first in synchronized trampoline while competing with Yendley at Canada Cup.

At nationals, Welsh finished second on double mini trampoline and sixth in individual trampoline.

 

 

 

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