Beacher top gymnast at Winter Games

Beach gymnast Megan Roberts won royally at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C.

Beach gymnast Megan Roberts, right, celebrates on Feb. 17 with fellow East York Gymnastics member Sarah Posidis-Kowalski, left. Roberts won bronze and  Posidis-Kowalski took sixth place in the all-around women’s gymnastics finals at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC. PHOTO: Submitted
Beach gymnast Megan Roberts, right, celebrates on Feb. 17 with fellow East York Gymnastics member Sarah Posidis-Kowalski, left. Roberts won bronze and Posidis-Kowalski took sixth place in the all-around women’s gymnastics finals at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC.
PHOTO: Submitted

The 14 year-old won more awards than any other female gymnast at the February Games.

On day one, Roberts and fellow East York Gymnastics member Sarah Posidis-Kowalski both won silver medals with Team Ontario as they faced rival provinces in a competition that combined the vault, floor, beam and uneven bars events.

On day two, Roberts won bronze in the solo all-around finals, and Posidis-Kowalski came sixth.

On her final day in Prince George, Roberts won two gold medals in the single-event finals for her vault and floor routines, plus a silver medal in beam.

Posidis-Kowalski finished fourth on the uneven bars, just a quarter-point behind bronze.

Roberts, who started doing gymnastics nine years ago, has previously won silver and bronze at national competitions, and placed fourth at the 2014 Junior Pan Am Games in Brazil.

Roberts says her role model is 19 year-old Ellie Black, one of the gymnasts who led Canada to a record fifth-place finish at the 2012 Olympic Games.


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