Thursday, June 2, 2011

Classification Competition May 2011

On the 29th of May 2011, Serdang Rhythmic Angels once again held their classification competition as a platform for the gymnasts to gauge their strength and progress as well.  The classification program also allows the club's gymnasts to proceed to the next level whereby they would have the opportunity to take on new elements and technique.

The competition started at 9 am with the presence of Mdm. Jayalily Daniel, Mdm Usha Rani Ayyaru, Mdm Norhashimah Abbas as well Mdm. Chew Siew Tin as judges for the whole day.  So, there we go from Little Gymnasts all the way to Grade 5 in the evening, a long day indeed.

During the lunch break, we had the prize-giving ceremony for Little Gymnasts and Grade 1. All in all, everyone went home satisfied, especially the little ones as they have trophies to add to their collection or in some cases start a collection. The club has taken the initiative to divide the gymnasts into their age group for each level. For example, there is the born 2005 to 2006 and born 2003 to 2004 categories for Little Gymnasts, same goes for the other grades. This allows the gymnasts to have a level playing field among their peers.

In the afternoon session, several gymnasts caught the attention of the judges as well as the audience. One of them is Chan Shi Ting, a six-year-old who went on to compete in both Grade 1 and Grade 2. It is an amazing feet indeed for a gymnast her age. We wish her all the best for the future endeavours!

We also had 3 gymnasts all the way from Sabah who came for the competition as well as a one-week training stint.  After previously having gymnasts from Japan, South Africa, Taiwan, Philipines, Singapore, and Johor over for a training stint, the club is thrilled to have the delegation from Sabah over for the event.

At the end of the day, during the prize-giving ceremony, it was announced that the overall winner for Grade 5 was Tham Pei En who train under Ms. Makoto Sato. She won the rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon event to become the overall champion for her category. After her success in this classification competition, she would be preparing for the more challenging junior program.

Thank you to the coaches, judges, gymnasts and parents for their cooperation and effort to make this event a success. I can't stop here without mentioning the gratitude all of us have for Mdm. Kok Mong Lin as well as Mdm. Teh Lah Hoong who worked tirelesly to make the grading happen. So, a big THANK YOU to everyone!

After this, training would be going on as usual to gear up for the next grading which will be due in December/early January.

Here are some photos of the grading. Enjoy!

Two panels of judges

Gymnasts going through their routines before their turn

Phoebe Ng (Left) and Chong Lok Yi warming up before their event

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