Around three years ago the twins were sent to the Ottawa Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. They were expected to receive professional training to have good posture, flexibility and resilience. The twins did resist and I wondered how long they could survive this program.
They started with two hours per week of training which was later increased to 6 hours per week starting in September of 2015. After last years’ summer camp, they started working on their routine for competitions. Six weeks prior to the competitions, they had additional 8 hours of rehearsal and one in-house competition.
The big day finally came. The Kanata Cup 2017 was held from March 11 to March 12 at the Bridlewood Community Elementary School. There are three local gymnastics clubs that took part in this event. Cherry competed on the Level 4 Hoop routine and Rose on the Level 4 Rope routine and they both had a Duo Rope routine at the Level 3.
I would not anticipate anything exciting as this was their first time participating in the competition. However the results are somewhat hilarious. Both of them won first place for their individual routine. For the duo rope, since they were the only team to compete, they won first without any competition.
The result can be found here.
The twins were overjoyed. They posted their medals on Instagram, they wrote a post on their blogs individually, and Cherry also started posting a write-up on steemit.com, a website recommended by Kingsong for earning monetary reward.
I am still wondering how they could make it. All credits go to the Ottawa Rhythmic Gymnastics Club head coach Sing, her staff and all the parents volunteers. I also would like to single out the twins’ coach Keiko and a senior gymnast Kateleen, who gave the twins tremendous help throughout these years and during the preparation.
Cherry performs the level 4 Hoop
Rose performs the level 4 Rope
The twins’ Duo Rope