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Valentine honours for SA’s Legote in Estonia
- Updated: February 16, 2016
South Africa and Africa’s top rhythmic gymnast, Grace Legote, placed 14th at her first international competition for 2016 in Estonia at the weekend.
Legote competed against the world’s leading international gymnasts at the Miss Valentine Cup, held in Tartu.
Grace put on a solid performance, with her 14th place out of 40 gymnasts in the All-round, as well as securing eighth place in the Ribbon Apparatus final.
In addition to the competition Grace was awarded the title of ‘Miss Valentine 2016”, after votes were taken. This was for her outstanding elegance and grace displayed during her routines on the rhythmic floor. It’s the first time a South African gymnast has won this title.
Her maturity and experience on the international scene is coming to fruition, with her gaining more confidence each time she competes on this level.
Said Legote: ‘It was a very exciting competition. I had a good competition and really enjoyed all my routines!’
She scored worthy marks of 16.050 on Hoop, 15.650 on Ball, 16.100 on Clubs and 15.750 on Ribbon.
Now she travels to Moscow to compete at the prestigious Russian Rhythmic Grand Prix, which starts tomorrow and ends on Monday. She looks to secure another solid performance at this competition.