Gymnast Alejandra Martinez Bags Double Gold at Region V Youth Games

Team SA’s Alejandra Martinez (left, pictured alongside Nikita Chambers) wins double gymnastic gold as she stars in individual and team competition at AUSC Region V Youth Games. Photo: Team South Africa (Twitter)

Boksburg’s Alejandra Martinez has boosted the prospects of Team South Africa after winning double gymnastics gold at the AUSC Region V Youth Games in Lesotho. 

The young gymnast, won the women’s individual tumbling competition to secure gold while compatriot Nikita Chambers won silver. 

Martinez also starred in the team tumbling competition alongside her South African team mates, including Chambers, Juliana van Wyk and Mischka van Deventer, as they secured the gold medal. 

Tumbling, also referred to as power tumbling, requires a gymnast to perform a series of acrobatic skills down a 25-metres long spring track. 

Martinez has a passionate fan base back in Boksburg and she received a star send off when she left with Team South Africa for the Games. 

Her coach, Eugene Kleynhand, told gsport that it was her first competition outside of South Africa, and he is really proud. 

“She is an exceptional young lady, and a phenomenal athlete with an amazing supportive family…that’s already a recipe for success. This is only the beginning of the road for Ali,” he said. 

All in all, the women gymnasts accounted for two of the four gold medals won by Team SA gymnasts at the 2021 Region V Youth Games.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Team SA’s Alejandra Martinez (left, pictured alongside Nikita Chambers) wins double gymnastic gold as she stars in individual and team competition at AUSC Region V Youth Games. Photo: Team South Africa (Twitter)

 

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