Boys gymnastics squad bring home gold

The Motions Unlimited boys gymnastics team show off their medals. From left, Coach Mikey Malin, Igor Magalhaes, Karthik Adapa, Kaleb Woolaver and Alex Hare.

The Motions Unlimited men’s gymnastics team may have missed Pirates Week, but they sure brought back a lot of gold from the Atalanta Judges Cup Men’s gymnastics meet on Nov. 17.

It was a very successful competition for the Cayman team as they set high benchmarks for themselves at the first meet of the season.

Level 8 Igor Magalhaes, Level 7 Karthik Adapa, Level 6 Kaleb Woolaver and Level 4 Alex Hare executed clean routines across all six apparatus, demonstrating that they can be competitive with some of the best young gymnasts in the U.S.

Highlights were Igor taking gold on six out of six events. Karthik, who has been fighting injuries, still managed to take third overall in his age division. Alex nailed his routines, earning him first place and Kaleb also took home the gold for first place in his division.

Coach Mikey Malin commented, “It was a great meet to kick off the 2018-2019 season. It shows that hard work pays off.”

Upcoming competitions

The the boys and girls teams are up next on Dec. 8 for the Holiday Festival at Motions Unlimited on Sparkys Drive.

The girls team will compete in the Metroplex Challenge Jan. 25-27 in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as the Florida Crown Championships in Boca Raton, Florida, April 26-28.

The boys team schedule includes the Judges Cup on Nov. 10 in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Valeri Luikin Invitational, Feb. 9–10 in Plano, Texas. Both boys and girls competitive teams will participate in the Gasparilla Classic in St. Petersburg, Florida Feb. 22–24, and the Bermuda International Challenge in Bermuda, March 15-17.