Edenvale based gymnasts took part in the Arnold Classic Africa multi-sport event

At the back are Charlotte Morgan, Joshua Marais, Keenen Hewson, Ethan Strydom, Ryan Last and Thomas Kruger. In front: Yianni Livanos, Noah Parker, Abigail Last, Nathaniel Harrage-Moore, Madison Emerton, Madison Carletti, Tatum De Oliveira and Ethan Kotlar.

Trampoline gymnasts of the Edenvale-based Gym Masters Gymnasts and Masters Gymnasts clubs took part in the Arnold Classic Africa multi-sport event.

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The event was held at the Sandton Convention Centre on May 6.

This was the second Arnold Classic Africa event, which is hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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It was the first year that trampoline was involved as one of the approximately 70 sport and fitness events.

Arnold Schwarzenegger personally visited the trampoline competition and watched a display of higher level trampolinists, which included some gymnasts from the Edenvale clubs.

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The trampolinists competed in a variety of Double-Mini and Euro trampoline events. Most of the gymnasts competed in a combination of two trampolines, and in various levels and age groups. The clubs’ gymnasts won numerous medals in various categories.

The gymnasts practise at the Highway Gardens Community Centre and are coached by the Demianenko family and assisted by Michelle Sharples and Kimona Moodley.

Buli Sonqishe

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