Vernon’s Andreotti medals in Colombia

Vernon rhythmic gymnast to perform Saturday

Jaedyn Andreotti is only 16 but she’s already checked out a good portion of the planet.

A member of Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG Stars), Andreotti just got back from Medellin, Colombia, where she qualified for all four event finals and won silver medals in Team All-Around and Individual Senior Hoop at the Pacific Rim Championships.

“This is my first year in the senior level and my goal as a first-year senior was to not look scared,” said Andreotti, who is in the High-Performance program at Vernon Secondary School. “I wanted to commit to doing whatever I did with full intensity and fire.”

RG Stars’ head coach Camille Martens, a former Olympian, said Andreotti surprised everyone by rising into the top of the High-Performance Senior Category at Elite Canada’s national re-ranking event in February.

Andreotti earlier competed in the U.S., Greece, Latvia and Ukraine. She was in prime form in Colombia.

“Winning an Individual medal at Pacific Rim was awesome, but what was more exciting was how I did it. I did the best hoop routine I’ve ever done and got the highest score I’ve ever gotten (15.133) which felt so good. It was a really cool event because we were not only together with other members of the Canadian Rhythmic team, but also with Canada’s national teams for Trampoline, and Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. We all competed in a huge stadium and had the chance to cheer for each other’s events.”

She said all the travel has been an incredible experience.

“I spent a lot of time outside of my comfort zone, which was hard at times, but I think I grew a lot. Overall, I have had a blast and love being a senior.”

Andreotti has been a member of Canada’s National Team for three years and wants more success.

“I feel really happy with how my year is going and am looking forward to our upcoming national championships. I am working hard and can’t wait to share my work with everyone.”

The public is welcome to attend a control competition (simulated competition run-through) featuring Andreotti and the other five Vernon athletes who qualified for nationals. The Control will take place Saturday at the club’s facility at 2515 East Vernon Road, at 1:45 p.m.

Just Posted

Battling winter blues, depression and SAD after the holidays

Kick the blues on ‘Blue Monday’ that is supposedly the most depressing day of the year

Former Kelowna city manager downplays possible Costco move

Ron Mattiussi says if store leaves for Westside, another big box retailer will likely take the site

Rockets make NHL Central Scouting Bureau mid-season rankings

Lassi Thomson is the top ranked Rocket in the 14th spot

Super blood wolf moon fills Okanagan skies, to photographers’ delight

Photographers had a rare chance Sunday to capture a rare lunar eclipse

The Kelowna Foundation to mark Bell Let’s Talk day with open discussion

The free and open event will answer questions and connect participants with services

Find me my furever home: Mittens and Boots

Meet Mittens and Boots who are available for adoption at the Kelowna BC SPCA

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Speaker brings report on allegations to B.C. legislature committee

Report describes Darryl Plecas’ suspicions about senior staff

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Man admits responsibility for 2016 death of Shuswap motorcyclist

Brian Watson, 60, died after being struck while riding his motorcycle on Squilax-Anglemont Road

Parole granted for drunk driver that killed BC RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

Doug Ford says the Liberals’ carbon tax will plunge Canada into recession

The Ontario premier said there are already warning signs of difficult economic times ahead

Kamloops video rental store robbed for second time in 8 days

Movie Mart was robbed on Jan. 11 and held up again on Saturday afternoon under very similar circumstances

Most Read