Olympian Nathan Gafuik won the senior all-around at the men’s Elite Canada meet, held
Feb. 27-28 in Gatineau, Quebec. Defending
champion Casey Sandy did not compete
because of an Achilles’ tendon injury, and Ken
Ikeda placed second, as he did in 2009.
Junior champion Robert Watson was born
Nov. 4, 1993, in Richmond. He trains under
coach Ferenc Szabo, Jr., at Richmond Gymnastics Association. Last year Watson placed
eighth all-around at the Junior Pan American
Championships in Brazil and second all-around
and first on high bar at the Canadian junior
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Senior AA (two-day total):
1. Nathan Gafuik 172.20;
2. Ken Ikeda 168.20; 3. Hugh Smith 167.00; 4. Kevin
Lytwyn 166.90; 5. Jason Scott 161.35; 6. Anderson
Junior AA (two-day total):
1. Robert Watson 166.00;
2. Tariq Dowers 165.15; 3. Jaylan Birl 164.80.
na of Uzbekistan at the eighth annual Svetlana
Boginskaya Invitational, hosted by Discovery
Gymnastics in Houston on Feb. 20-21. Boginskaya won three Olympic gold medals and the
1989 world all-around title. Five-time Olympian
Oksana Chusovitina (Germany), who competed with Boginskaya on the Unified team at the
1992 Olympics, scored 9.90 (old scoring system)
on vault, her only event.
1. Brianna Winfrey (MGA, TX) 36.975; 2.
Mason Hosek (Reflex, TX) 36.85; 3. Eleonora
Goryunova RUS 35.60.
MUSINA WINS BOGINSKAYA
Russia’s Ramilifa Musina won the Open 16+
age group over 2008 Olympian Luiza Galiuli-
1. Ramilifa Musina RUS 37.775; 2, Luiza
Galiulina UZB 37.275; 3. Sydnie Dillard (Champions,
1. Rachel Abrams (Rowland/Ballard, TX)
36.925; 2. Leah Lomonte (Champions, TX) 36.625; 3.
Diana Karimdjanova UZB 35.95.
WELSH DOMINATE CELTIC CUP
Wales won the senior women’s and men’s team
titles, and Welsh gymnasts swept the women’s
senior and junior all-around medals, at the Celtic
Cup, held Feb. 20 in Cardiff, Wales.
Ireland’s Christopher O’Connor took the
senior men’s all-around title. Born Dec. 12,
1993, he trains at Douglas Gymnastics Club in
Cork. O’Connor won the Level 7 division of the
2009 Irish championships, and competed at the
2009 European Youth Olympic Festival in Finland.