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Langley well represented on Team BC for Canadian gymnastics championships

Flip City Gymnastics
Flip City Gymnastics' Owen Armstrong competes in the national under 18 category at the Flip City Invitational in March at Abbotsford's Twisters Gymnastics. Armstrong was one of nine athlets from Flip City — and one of 19 from Langley — who will make up Team BC at the Canadian championships in Ottawa.
— image credit: John Morrow/Black Press

Two local gymnastics clubs are sending a combined 14 athletes, while five other Langley athletes from three out of town clubs also make up Team BC's entry into the Canadian gymnastics championships.

The competition will be held May 26 to 31 in Ottawa.

The team was announced on May 1.

Altogether, 108 athletes from 20 clubs are sending representatives. The athletes were named to the team following a series of trials held over the winter and spring.

Adam Menzies, Alex Phillips, Brock Tomalty, Douglas Armstrong, Joey Humberstone, Kaija Farstad, Madeline Haugen, Madisen Whelband and Owen Armstrong are representing the team in trampoline gymnastics.

All nine are members of Langley's Flip City Gymnastics.

Five members of the Langley Gymnastics Foundation will also be in Ottawa.

Cameron Stanley, Julian Geisler and Tyler Welch are on the men's artistic gymnastics team.

Allyson Armstrong and Lauren Van Harmelen are competing as part of the women's artistic team.

Angel Zhong and Cathy Zhong of Coquitlam's Omega Gymnastics Academy are also on the women's gymnastics team.

And Kevin Naismith (Surrey Gymnastics Society) and Jonathan Osers and Kyle Machibroda-Ames — both of Abbotsford's Twisters Gymnastics — are on the men's artistic team.

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