Gymnasts Wow at 2015 National Championships
The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), the South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF), the City of Cape Town and other partners hosted the Artistic Gymnastics National Championships at the Western Cape Sport School in Kuilsriver from 5-6 June 2015.
Approximately 200 of the top gymnasts from all nine provinces took part in this prestigious event. Participants included junior and senior high performance gymnasts who competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China. They were hoping that their performances would qualify them to participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Jerry Masia, president of SAGF, said that the gymnasts paid tribute to themselves and their coaches’ hard work and dedication. He thanked DCAS for supporting artistic gymnastics as a sport. “With this kind of support, we know that gymnastics can only grow to greater heights in the future,” he said.
Adv. Lyndon Bouah, DCAS Chief Director of Sport and Recreation, said that DCAS wants to encourage a socially inclusive and active Western Cape. “By taking part in this event, and competing for places in upcoming events, you will be contributing to a winning nation,” he said.
DCAS creates opportunities for gymnasts to compete at the highest level. Let’s continue to create an active, healthy Western Cape BETTER TOGETHER.