Gymnasts golden at Twisters Invitational

Chilliwack gymnasts combined for 20 medals at last weekend's Twisters Gymnastics Invitational in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford’s Twisters Gymnastics Club hosted their 18th annual Gymnastics Invitational this past weekend, with several Chilliwack natives competing.

More than 650 athletes, competitive and recreational, made the trip to the Fraser Valley, and Twister gymnasts hauled in 24 gold, 38 silver and 29 bronze medals.

Chilliwack’s Jeremy Gaspar tackled the national open division, getting gold on the vault and silver on the floor, pommel horse, rings, high bar and all-around.

Two local girls competed in level three argo. Ella Palmer took gold on the floor, silver on the beam and bronze on the vault and all-around.

Brienna Gaspar won gold on the beam and all-around, adding silver on the vault and bronze on the floor.

Lexi Gaspar (level two open) won gold on the bars, silver on the vault and all-around and bronze on the beam.

Leanne Hellewell (level two tyro) claimed gold on the beam and Heather Vanhouck (level two argo) earned bronze on the beam.