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.




Just Posted

Kelowna cops crack down on drivers using cell phones

Drivers caught talking or texting behind the wheel now face a fine totalling $543

World Down Syndrome Day: The up side of Down

A Kelowna family’s journey with Down Syndrome: ‘There is tremendous beauty in these kids’

Okanagan Falls winery showing international photo project

Liquidity Wines will be sole Canadian show of National Geographic’s Photo Ark

West Kelowna mayor meets finance minister to protest speculation tax

Doug Findlater presents Carole James with booklet of info outlining tax’s impact on his city

Kelowna celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

More than 50 people gathered in Kelowna to bring awareness to diversity and difference

Crook’s Corner

Arts and entertainment highlights this week across the Okanagan

B.C. Scientists witness first-ever documented killer whale infanticide

“It’s horrifying and fascinating at the same time.”

Lawyer for one suspect in beating of man with autism says he’s not guilty

Ronjot Singh Dhami will turn himself in, lawyer said

Liberals awarded $100,000 contract to man at centre of Facebook data controversy

Christopher Wylie says his voter-profiling company collected private information from 50 million Facebook users

Facebook’s Zuckerberg admits mistakes in privacy scandal

Zuckerberg admits to privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, but no apology

Rockets’ Foote a finalist for top WHL D-man

Cal Foote named the Western Conference top defenseman; Foote and Dube named all-stars

UPDATE: Former B.C. city councillor sentenced nine months for sexual assault

Dave Murray, convicted this past fall, hired a private investigator to intrude on the victim’s life.

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Shots fired in Kamloops

Kamloops RCMP are investigating a report of shots fired and a possible explosion at a trailer court

Most Read