Former Port Hardy resident Brittany Falconer has found yet another success in gymnastics at the Canada Cup on March 14 and 15 in Kelowna.
Falconer earned herself sixth place at the Kelowna competition, which saw her competing against Olympians from across the country.
For the competition, Falconer had six opportunities to prove her mettle, five in trampoline and one in the synchro event. In synchronized trampolining, two athletes perform exactly the same routine of 10 skills at the same time on two adjacent trampolines.
Falconer feels proud to represent the District of Port Hardy at such a prestigious level.
Falconer was competing against Rosie MacLennan, who currently holds the world title in trampoline from the London Olympics. MacLennan is one of Falconer’s role models. Having looked up to her for some time.
“It used to make me nervous. It was pretty intense competing against Olympians and world champions, but I’ve competed and trained with Rosie a few times. Now it’s just a lot of fun,” said Falconer.
Although Falconer had to relocate for school and to train for her sport, she makes every effort she can to come back to Port Hardy and mentor younger gymnasts from the North Island.
“It feels really good. I have gotten to know the girls at the gym where I started. I come down there to do a training camp in the summer. It feels really good you know, it’s fun,” said Falconer.
Her next competition takes place on May 15 and 17 at provincials in Port Moody, BC.