|

Shrewsbury gymnast wins in Eastern National meet

Shrewsbury resident Olivia Zona stands atop the podium after winning the Eastern National Junior 7 floor competition. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury resident Olivia Zona stands atop the podium after winning the Eastern National Junior 7 floor competition. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Olivia Zona, 14, of Shrewsbury recently competed in the Region 6 gymnastics competition in Springfield.?Region 6 includes all six New England states and New York. Zona competed in all four events at the regional gymnastics meet, placing second all-around including a first-place finish in the floor exercise with a score of 9.55.

Zona competes as a level 9 gymnast in the Junior Olympic program which has 10 competitive levels. Her regional performance in Springfield earned her a trip to the Eastern National gymnastics competition in Bradenton, Fla., and provided her with the opportunity to compete against the best gymnasts from 26 states across the eastern United States. Zona once again excelled at the competition where her floor routine resulted in a meet-high score of 9.525 and first place as Eastern National Junior 7 floor champion.

“I had a consistent and strong floor routine and I am honored to compete against so many talented gymnasts across the country,” Zona said following the meet.

Zona has been training and performing gymnastics since she was 3 years old. She trains locally at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury and is coached by Robert and Nikki McElroy.

 

Short URL: http://communityadvocate.com/?p=50107

Posted by on Jun 5 2014. Filed under Shrewsbury, Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply


six - 5 =

Recently Commented

  • Thomas Petit: Hi Janet, I am doing research on Richard Bernon Downey who was also a gunner with VT-14 in 1944 and...
  • Larry: It’s awesome how schools today are embracing innovation by investing and building studios that helps...
  • concerned northboroite: Where is the outrage? Not ONE selectman has come forward to support and investigate avenues...
  • Linda: Why don’t they lower the price tag so someone can afford to buy it and rehab it. Better than demolishing...
  • ?: how is a demolition application help save the white cliffs? Isn’t that just moving the process along...