Richmond teen reaches podium at Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Karen Salazar wins ribbon event and earns silver for her ball routine in Ontario

It was a pair of podium finishes for Richmond teen Karen Salazar at the Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships last weekend in Markham, Ont.

Competing at the Senior Open Level, the Grade 11 Hugh Boyd Secondary student was crowned Canadian champion for ribbon and also added silver for ball. Salazar was the the lone B.C. athlete to qualify for the finals.

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She is a member of the Richmond Olympic Oval based Aura Rhythmic Gymnastics Club and is extremely thankful for the support from her family, teachers, coaches and community.

“The past weekend was an incredible experience, winning these medals, making it to the finals with ribbon, this is an honour and an incredible learning experience,” said Salazar. “I am so grateful for my coaches and family who have supported my through this competition and to my school teachers and friends at Hugh Boyd who have been always there for me.”

The competition took place at the Pan Am Centre in Markham and was overseen by Gymnastics Canada. 

Rhythmic gymnastics  is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation.

For more information visit  the Aura Rhythmic Gymnastics Club website http://www.aurarhythmics.com

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