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Groups shine at Gym for Life Challenge
- Updated: March 25, 2013
Outstanding group performances were on the display at the Western Cape Gym for Life Challenge, which was held at Swartklip Indoor Sports Centre, Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday.
Eleven teams put on a fighting┬áchallenge to attain a gold medal, which would automatically place them onto the South African team which will┬átake part in the upcoming World Gym for Life Challenge, at the Cape Town Convention Centre, 10-14 July 2013.
Of the 11 contesting groups, seven┬ágroups received gold medal status, enabling them to join┬áother groups who had already qualified┬áin previous qualifiers. South African groups will contest against groups from more than 20 international countries in July, in the bid to be crowned World Gym for Life Champion.
Saturday’s contest saw highly entertaining, vibrant performances, much to the delight of the packed hall of spectators. The performances consisted of gymnastics and dance elements, centred on group work and team dynamics, performing to a specific theme. Groups┬áare judged by a panel of evaluators according to i) Entertainment Value; ii) Innovation, Originality & Variety; iii) Technique, Quality & Safety; and iv) Overall Impression.
The challenge was a huge success, with this event also being a celebratory event of the good Gym for Life Legacy Programme work being carried out in the 6 districts of Cape Town.
Guests in attendance were councillors from the City of Cape Town, recreational officers, as well as Mayco Member Thandeka Qada. With the┬áLegacy Programme just under two years old, fruits of the Gym for Life mentor’s work (who spear head this project) were evident through the performances of the community centre groups, with a vast improvement in these groups performances.
Much happiness and joy was experienced by all participants, with great anticipation and excitement building up for the World Gym for Life Challenge in July.