Olympic hopeful makes history as first gymnast to represent Jamaica in Rio 2016!

Apr 19, 2016 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

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For the first time ever Jamaica will have a gymnast competing in the summer Olympics. On Sunday,  gymnast Toni Williams qualified for the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

 

 

She finished 38th overall in the test event with a 52.932 total in the All-Around, making her the first female gymnast to represent the black, green and gold of Jamaica!’

 

 

Williams has been competing in the sport since age seven. At age 15, Williams cut ties with the American Gymnastics Association in order to represent Jamaica, where her parents were born. That there is no Olympic history for gymnastics in Jamaica makes her excited to be part of a movement. 

 

 

The Rio Olympics 2016 runs from Aug 5th to Aug 25!

 

 

Source: flogymnastics.com/Image: jamaicaobserver.com

 

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