SOSA Female Athlete of the Year 2013, Marisa Dick was recently crowned the champion gymnast in the Canadian province of Alberta. Sixteen-year-old Dick participated in the Artistic Gymnastics Provincials, the premier annual competition for male and female gymnasts in the province. Over 500 athletes, 100 coaches and 50 officials participated in the marquee event held at the University of Lethbridge’s Centre for Sports and Wellness.
Dick’s position and scores on each of the four apparatus were as follows: vault - 14.467; uneven Bars - 13.350, Beam - 13.150;
floor- 12.450; all around - 53.417
Dick’s performance means she will be among a team of seven women to represent Alberta at the Canadian National Championships. According to coach Ovidiu Serban ‘everyone is impressed with how good Marisa is and the support is amazing”.
Given her 50th place finish at the World Gymnastics Championships in 2013, there is every chance Dick may be the first Trinidad and Tobago national to compete at the Commonwealth Games in the sport. This country’s National Invitational Championships will be held from 6-8 June 2014.