Nelson’s Brianne Stefani took home silver in vault and a team silver at the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships. Photo submitted

Double silver for Glacier gymnast at Western Canadian championships

Brianne Stefani won two medals for Team B.C. last month


Glacier Gymnastics athlete Brianne Stefani brought home two silver medals from the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships.

Stefani, who qualified as alternate for Team B.C. in March, found out she would be competing a week prior to the championships in Spruce Grove, Alta. The competition included top gymnasts from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

“I was just happy to be able to participate,” said Stefani. “I didn’t have any expectations for myself, other than to perform my routines the way I had practised them.”

Stefani was able to lay down four solid routines, which earned her a silver medal on vault, fourth place in all around, fifth place on bars and sixth place on beam and floor. Stefani and her Level 8 B.C. teammates also won a silver team medal at the end of the event, which ran April 26 to 29.

The best part of the competition for Stefani was meeting new people and watching some of the top gymnasts in Canada.

“I was really inspired by the higher level gymnasts and I’m excited to get back in the gym to train the next level of skills.”

Just Posted

Pacific Insight to close in April

The remaining employees at the Nelson automotive manufacturing facility to be laid off

Free naloxone kits, training offered in Nelson

The sessions run Jan. 17 and 24, 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army

Nominations open for Nelson’s Citizen of the Year

Recent winners include Kim Charlesworth and Helen Jameson

Nelson Hydro to increase urban rates 1.5 per cent, rural 2.94 per cent

Much of the increase will go to vegetation management

Leafs add 2 players at KIJHL trade deadline

Nelson also traded defenceman Tyson Soobotin to Castlegar

B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

The December storm wreaked havoc on B.C.’s south coast

Chiasson nets shootout winner as Oilers edge Canucks 3-2

Edmonton moves one point ahead of Vancouver

B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

Hereditary chief: no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over Wet’suwet’en land

Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax

Many exemptions to tax, but annual declarations required

UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier

Brooke Colby tells council daredevil event would help boost waterfront business

Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

Truck hauling compressed gas for ‘virtual pipeline’ crashes on B.C. highway

Driver charged and highway closed for nine hours - containers did not rupture

Most Read