Local gymnasts of the Edenvale based Gym Masters Gymnasts and Masters Gymnasts Clubs took part in the annual South African Gymnastics Games in Pretoria from 4-10 October.???? The clubs were well represented, making up a large portion of the Eastern Gauteng representation, both in the acrobatics and trampoline disciplines.
The gymnasts showed their quality, in the process racking up numerous medals, with the gold medal winners earning the title of South African Champion. The trampoline gymnasts won a total of five gold, seven silver and one bronze medals. In the acrobatic gymnastics events, seven groups won their categories, six groups achieved second place and one group received a bronze.
The gymnasts who competed in the SA Gymnastics Games had to go through various qualifying competitions in order to earn the right to compete in the Games. They also receive Eastern Gauteng Colours for representing the region.
The majority of the gymnasts are from the Edenvale and Bedfordview areas, whilst some reside in Boksburg, Benoni, Kempton Park and Kensington.
The gymnasts practice at the Highway Gardens Community Centre and are coached by the Demianenko family and assisted by Michelle Sharples.