Competing in his final Canadian national championships, local gymnastics legend Ken Ikeda delivered again, bringing home a pair of medals.
Ikeda was one of 12 athletes with Abbotsford’s Twisters Gymnastics club competing last week in Edmonton at the 2016 Canadian Gymanstics Championships.
Ikeda, who was inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame in 2008, claimed silver on the pommel horse and bronze on the parallel bars in the senior category. The event was the final major championship of a sparkling career that saw Ikeda compete in 22 Canadian Championships, eight world championships and an Olympic games.
Meanwhile, in her first national championships, Jordis Kliewer claimed gold, taking the national championship in the floor exercise in her category at the age of just 10.
Full results include:
Kyle Machibroda: 30th all around; 16th on rings; 10th on horizontal bar.
Elijah Horner: 30th on vault.
Brendan Ansell: 24th on pommel horse.
Cohen Kiers: eighth all around; sixth on floor; fifth on pommel horse; fourth on horizontal bar.
Dawson Friesen: 17th all around; 13th pommel horse; seventh on parallel bars.
Ken Ikeda: fifth all around; silver on pommel horse; bronze on parallel bars.
Robert Watson: fifth on rings.
Steven Chaplin: 21st all around; 14th vault; 16th parallel bars; 16th horizontal bar.
Jonathan Osers: 28th on floor.
JO Level 10 (16 and over)
Emily Moorthy: 26th all around.
JO Level 10 (12-15)
Brienna Gaspar: 35th all around.
JO Level 9
Jordis Kliewer: 35th all around, gold on floor