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Clay helps Canada win bronze

Zachary Clay (right) with his uncle Township Councillor Steve Ferguson, won the team bronze medal in artistic gymnastics for Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. - submitted photo
Zachary Clay (right) with his uncle Township Councillor Steve Ferguson, won the team bronze medal in artistic gymnastics for Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
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Zachary Clay helped Canada win the team bronze medal in artistic gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

“It was a great opportunity for me to compete in Scotland,” said Clay, who has aspirations of competing at the 2016 Olympics.

“It gave me real insight as to what high-level athletes are doing from other countries.”

Clay competed in the pommel horse, rings, high bar, vault and parallel bars.

The Games ran July 23 to Aug. 4.

The 19-year-old is a former Langley resident who now lives in Chilliwack, got his start in the sport at Langley’s Flip City Gymnastics Club.

He now trains with Abbotsford's Twisters Gymnastics — as well as the national team — under former Olympians Richard and Ken Ikeda.

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