Originally posted on sun-sentinel.com by Emmett Hall
The Twins Gymnastics organization, based in Coral Springs, doubled its pleasure with superior showings during the recent Florida Gold Amateur Athletic Union championship tournament at Lynn University in Boca Raton.
Twins squads captured overall team and individual honors in the Level 2 and 3 competitions. In Level 2, Kenya Jarrett was the standout performer, while teammate Andrea Posso took top honors in Level 3.
Twins Gymnastics featured a formidable force of youth athletes who competed against six teams at each level.
The organization has been on a roll this year as teams have won several monthly qualifying events. The Twins girls are now focused on this month's AAU Nationals in Orlando, as well as the Junior Olympics in Detroit in July.
Jarrett is an 8-year-old from Margate who attends Liberty Elementary School.
"I'm really excited (about the AAU Nationals and the Junior Olympics) because my team and I have a great time competing. Our goal is to come in first place," Jarrett said. My coaches push me to be the best that I can be."
Posso, who lives in Sunrise and attends Sandpiper Elementary School, achieved a rarity as the 9-year-old scored perfect 10s in bar competitions twice this year.
"Bars is my favorite event and I'm good at it," Posso said. "I practice every day, and my coaches are the best. They teach me all I need to know."
Coaches Carmen Suarez and Maria Soto are twin sisters who hail from Ecuador.
"We're ready for this summer," Suarez said of the major attractions in Orlando and Detroit. "We're hoping every one of our athletes comes home with five gold medals. This is our best team, and I'm so proud of them."
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