Windhoek — Local leading gymnasts Simone Nel and Riz Zimmermann were awarded the Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year trophies at Excelsior Gymnastic Club during their year-end prize-giving ceremony recently.
The two received their awards based on their consistent and excellent performance throughout the year, while other trophy winners in the various levels were:
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Level 1 - Alexander Volschenk & Janu Craill
Level 2 - Matthew van der Westhuizen
Level 3 - Natie Janse van Rensburg
Level 4 - Reniér van Veen
Level 5 - Jodave Cioccolanti
Level 6 - Steytler Scholtz & Juan Lamprecht
Level 9 - Werner Graupe
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Level 1 - Operi Tjingaete & Virimuje Kaura
Level 2 - Andrea Fourie, Zoe Polgar & Martha-Tangi Shikongo
Level 3 - Paris Pickering & Jade Denysschen
Level 4 - Uaundjua Ngapurue
Level 5 - Jhundré Eiseb
Level 6 - Yanicke Gertze
Level 7 - Batja Tjingaete
Excelsior Gymnastics Club enjoyed an excellent year again in the medals tally at the National Championships, walking away with 8 gold medals, 6 silver and 5 bronze and 78 individual apparatus medals.
The club is extremely proud of its hardworking and talented gymnasts. A special word of gratitude is extended to the club's coaches, Vasile Bogdan and Juliana Simonfi who continue to prove their worth as trainers, as well as the gymnastics technical directors.
Excelsior Gymnastics Club will re-open for training on January 14, 2013.