Westlake Girls dominates Auckland Secondary Schools Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship

With a proud history of successful rhythmic gymnasts, Westlake Girls presence at the Auckland Secondary Schools Gymsport Championship on Thursday 15 June was strong.  The 2021 New Zealand Junior International Rhythmic Gymnast Champion, Mary Malkova won the Auckland Senior title while the current 2023 New Zealand Junior International Champion, Athena Li won the Auckland Junior title.  Year 9 student, Ria Ahn, was the second best junior.  Li is also a member of the New Zealand Junior team who will now compete at the World Junior Championship in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from 7 – 9 July.

The 10 strong Westlake team competing in the Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics event at Bruce Pulman Arena had more to celebrate including another gold medal to Shalinee Bajwa who won the Level 8 Rhythmic competition and a bronze medal to Year 9 Onewa student, Sophie Ovshtein who won the Level 6 Rhythmic competition.

Photo Left to Right: Ria Ahn, Mary Malkova, Shalinee Bajwa and Athena Li