International Success for Island Gymnastics Academy Gymnasts

Three of Island Gymnastics Academy’s senior gymnasts recently competed at the prestigious Valeri Liukin Invitational Meet in Dallas, Texas, Dec. 12-14. Since 1996, this meet has attracted top teams from across the USA and the world. As one of the largest and longest running international competitions in the United States, the Valeri Liukin Invitational brings together a strong field of competitors and is an outstanding opportunity to compete with future Olympic stars.

Senior Matt Gallant scored an impressive 73.100 to finish tenth all-around in Level 10.  He also placed sixth on parallel bars. Teammate Alex Mann won the silver medal in the all-around of the Level 9 category, following an impressive 1st place finishes on floor and pommels, second on rings and parallel bars, third on vault and fifth on high bar. In the Level 8 division, Ted Landry tied for the silver all-around medal. He also placed second on rings, and fourth on high bar and vault.

Valeri Liukin Invitational Ted Landry on on podium (silver medal in all-around TIE).  Presenting the awards is Valeri Liukin (green sweater) himself, renowned coach of numerous Olympic champions and one of the most successful Russian gymnasts of all time.

Valeri Liukin Invitational
Ted Landry on podium (silver medal in all-around TIE). Presenting the awards is Valeri Liukin (green sweater) himself, renowned coach of numerous Olympic champions and one of the most successful Russian gymnasts of all time.

“The Academy has a long history of travelling to compete in big international meets. For our National level athletes, it is an important part of their preparation for Canadian Championships in the spring. ” says Academy coach C.J. Keliher.

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