Local gymnast places first at Regionals
Shrewsbury – Olivia Zona, 12, of Shrewsbury, was recently honored at the Westin Hotel in Providence, R.I. for placing first at the Level 8 women's junior Olympic region 6 gymnastics meet. The regional gymnastics meet was held in Waterville, Maine, and featured gymnasts from all six New England states and New York. Olivia competed in the All-Star Division and recorded a meet high all-around score of 37.225 while competing in all four events.
Olivia's individual scores were: vault 9.45 – first place; balance beam 9.3 – third place; floor exercise 9.35 – second place; and bars 9.125 – fifth place. The junior Olympic gymnastics program is composed of eight regions across the United States and includes 10 competitive levels.
Olivia began gymnastics at the age of 2 and has competed at the junior Olympic level for 5 years. She is a seventh-grade student at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury and, when not training, enjoys reading, shopping and archery. Olivia trains for gymnastics at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury, and is coached by Robert and Nikki McElroy.
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