Chilliwacks’ Zachary Clay captures Canadian title at gymnastics nationals

Seventeen months removed from a bad injury, Chilliwack’s Zachary Clay is a Canadian gold medalist.

Chilliwack’s Zachary Clay is a national gymnastics champion.

The 21 year old competed in last weekend’s Canadian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, where he finished as the all-around leader in the senior men’s competition.

The event was held at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex.

Clay medalled in each of his four disciplines, bagging bronze on the horizontal bars, silver on the rings and pommel horse and gold on the vault.

It is the first senior men’s title for the Chilliwackian who trains with Abbotsford’s Twisters Gymnastics Club, and marks the end of an incredible comeback. In November of 2015, while competing in Switzerland, Clay snapped his ACL and fractured his tibia.

Instead of potentially going to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, Clay had surgery in January and dove into rehab. Returning to compete so quickly is remarkable in itself. Returning to post his best result ever is extra special and puts Clay in a good spot to represent Canada at the World Championships, which will be back in Montreal this October.

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