On Saturday, April 2nd 2016, The Hatboro YMCA and Special Olympics Pennsylvania Montgomery County hosted a gymnastics competition. Teams from Lebanon, Bethlehem and Area M joined Philadelphia and host program Montgomery to compete for the gold. Philadelphia had 5 athletes compete at this tournament who joined another 95 athletes in this day-long competition.

On the women’s side, we had Jasmin and Megan representing Philadelphia. Jasmin made Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Philadelphia history by being our first rhythmic gymnastic competitor! At the tournament, Jasmin competed in Ball, Ribbon, Rope, and Hoop and after all four events – won her age group! Megan competed in Floor, Valut, Beam, and Uneven Bars. At this tournament, Megan debuted a new floor routine set to music from the Broadway play “Chicago” and took home the gold in her age group! Congratulations, ladies! 

Our three male athletes, Luke, Shawn and Trevor competed in all six events that are available in men’s gymnastics – Parallel Bars (also known as P-Bars), High Bar, Rings, Floor, Vault, and the Pommel Horse. This was the first time both Shawn and Trevor competed in all six events! What made the day even better for both Shawn and Trevor, is they both won their age group! Luke showed growth in his performance and came in second in his age group. Congratulations to all of our male athletes! 

Our gymnastic team’s next meet is on Sunday, April 24th in Allentown, PA. Best of luck to our athletes!