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Legote takes gold for SA at African Championships
- Updated: March 28, 2014
North West’s Grace Legote has sealed her claim to being Africa’s top rhythmic gymnast, by winning the Individual All-round category at the 12th African Gymnastics Championships.
The Championships, in Artistic and Rhythmic gymnastics, are currently being held at the University of Pretoria Indoor Sports Centre in Tshwane.
Legote gracefully proceeded through her four apparatus routines, attaining scores of 14 and above on all four apparatus, to reach a combined total of 57.333. Hot on her heals was Egyptian, Sara Rostom, who attained a silver medal with a score of 57.00.
The bronze medal went to Legote’s fellow South African, Aimee van Rooyen, with a score of 54.050.
Legote, who at 21, is the oldest rhythmic competitor in these championships, showed great composure and experience, breezing through her routines with elegance, sass and finesse.
She has finally overcome her bevy of bronze Individual All-round medals which she attained at the 9th, 10th and 11th Africa Championships.
The gold medal is now finally hers, and she is expectedly overjoyed.
Legote, who also won a second Gold in the Team Category, will compete for furthur Gold in the Apparatus Finals on the weekend.