Club Gymnastica bets dominate GAP Challenge 2023
Club Gymnastica, the pioneer in training Philippine gymnastics athletes established in 1981 produced big winners among other teams from all over the country in the recently concluded GAP (Gymnastics Association of the Philippines) CHALLENGE 2023 held in the GAP National Training Center in Intramuros, Manila.
The Club participated in three out of the seven categories, namely P3, HP3, and FIG Junior. The medalists from Club Gymnastica were Amara Zoe Lagdameo, Maria Celina Gonzales, Zayanna Ysabel Enriquez, Chiara Lourice Acedera, Gilanah Raine San Pedro, Jia Mae Cabatingan, and Reeze Angel Semacio. Total Medal Tally was three bronze, nine silvers, and seven gold medals.
The Individual All Around winner Chiara Lourice Acedera won overall gold for the P3 category with Gilanah Raine San Pedro receiving silver for the same category. Maria Celina Gonzales won gold Individual All Around for the HP3 category, and Amara Lagdameo placing silver in the Individual All Around FIG Junior category.
Club Gymnastica President Susan David Talingting said, “We take pride in the successes of our athletes and really commend and recognize their hard work, dedication, and discipline. Since 1981, it has been our mission to produce world class Filipino gymnastics athletes who can go head-to-head against the world’s best.”
Four of the gymnasts from the current Women’s Philippine National Team are products of Club Gymnastica with these next batch of talented gymnasts hoping to follow suit. The CGP President further mentioned that the GAP Challenge serves as the qualifying competitions for ranking and possible inclusion in the Developmental pool and National training Pool.
“A win in the recently held competition is a big step for the young athletes as they are one step closer to fulfill their dream of going to the Nationals and eventually get the honor of representing the country in future international gymnastics events,” ended Talingting.