Sports in Brief

Beach gymnast Megan Roberts has hit another milestone on the way to an anticipated run at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Roberts was too young to compete in this year’s Pan Am Games, but will move up to senior next year. In June, Roberts earned the 2015 Canadian Junior Championship at the National […]

Gymnast best in eastern Canada

Ten year-old Clara Raposo really goes head over heels for a birthday. On May 9, the young Beach gymnast won gold at the Eastern Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick. It was Raposo’s first time competing for Ontario at a provincial championship, and it came the day after her 10th birthday. “She’s a very […]

Injury can’t keep gymnast down

Gymnast Megan Roberts started her first season on Canada’s junior team with an unlucky break. A fluke slip off the balance beam in October landed the 13 year-old in a  shoulder cast. Her six-week recovery pinched any chance to compete before Elite Canada, the January qualifier that determined where she would compete this season. Given […]

Young gymnast on the rise

Video of a recent floor routine by 12 year-old gymnast Russel Kelly ends in a freeze frame that shows him in mid-air, pin straight and upside down. Obeying gravity on a couch at home in the Beach, Kelly describes what it’s like to run, jump and flip above a gym floor. “I’m just thinking, ‘Pull,” […]