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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 15, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press april 1990 sw7tt rhythmic gals off to coasts stir part skates sharpened year round hockey supplies Robert Knodel Tipoff Rob Knodel a record number of Manitoba rhythmic Sportive gymnasts will be heading East for the coast to coast championships in Montreal later this the event is a qualifier for the National which will be held in new Brunswick in two of Manitoba most promising Young rhythmic Colleen Bready and Monique have already qualified for the nationals and will will Lead a 33 member Manitoba contingent into Competition in the level 5 gymnasts finished one two at the provincial selection meet last and again at an inter club meet last i expect a top eight finish from Colleen and says the technical director and head coach of Manitoba rhythmic Sportive gymnastics Zlatica according to and Are future candidates for the senior National within the next couple of years i think she Bready will have a realistic Chance of making says adding James is also two to three years Bready placed seventh in the Junior category at the nationals last and the resident of Westwood has loftier goals this my main goal is to improve on my National ranking and win the Western Canada summer after three years of rhythmic gymnastics Bready is beginning to get some Ive been told my Progress is very but at times i have to says who competed for six years As an artistic who also trained As an artistic started rhythmic training with the fort Garry based for Mettes club four when i came to the High performance Centre in 1988 i pretty Well knew i wanted to take it says a Grade 8 student at River Heights she is looking Forward to a Good performance in i just vant to do Good the ranking int that important As Long As i do As Well As i q d d Bready and James say their performances have improved since the arrival of Zdravka Tchon Kova from Bulgaria in Tchon Kova was hired to coach the athletes at the High performance Centre pc at the University of the Max Bell Centre based facility serves As the pc for Western Tchon Kova is a former world winning a group routine with five country mates at the 1981 world championships in West after retiring from Competition Tchon Kova coached in Bulgaria for five years before accepting the Winnipeg the biggest adjustment was learning the English but Tchon Kova says the seven girls and pianist Sasa Simic helped her a native of has been the Manitoba teams pianist the past year and a Tchon Kova works with what Are identified As the most promising athletes from the five local clubs Gazelles silhouettes for Mettes fort Argos and stars stauder says there Are now approximately 500 members in the provincial if we had More coaches the clubs could accept More get an Early Start to baseball soccer equipment team uniforms club great personal service 1825 grail 10s weekdays 4898490 saturdays Colleen Andrea Sellen and Monique James Tchon Kova says the newest addition to the 10yearold Andrea is showing Promise Ive never seen such a flexible says she has the potential to be a Nice after just seven months in the was in artistic gymnastics for six years Sellen has won the three competitions she has the other High performance Centre athletes Are National team members Susan Lisa Merritt and Kirsten and Shannon p n n Cushman and Penner will travel with coach Tchon Kova to Austria for the Medico cup april 28 eighteen Earold who placed fifth at the 1990 Commonwealth will then travel to Moscow and France for International competitions that also serve As world cup Merritt will venture to Hungary next month for the International championships of along with that providing Merritt can overcome problems with a stress fracture in her Back that has plagued her since stauder says they Are trying to adjust Merritts routine to reduce the risk Factor and prevent further former National team member Jodi also of has taken a year she is currently in West Germany attending a Bible and will make a decision on her future in the sport upon her stauder april 21 s live door refreshments 650 Nairn 6634393 Pantel going for Gold College Louis Kiel has a re Cord that Tough to match in mixed doubles Badminton play this the Badminton team rep resenting the Boniface based High school participated in three tournaments last coming away with three mixed doubles Josee Lemoine and Chris Tian Pantel were champions at the Pierre Radisson and Gimli invitational Tournai but lost in the final of the amec tournament to teammates Micheline Sab Ourin and Claude Mayur who along with Robert Stanners Coa Ches the believes the school will be a Force to rec Kon with at the provincial High school athlete of the week High school championships in Brandon next we have a Strong team every year but we should be a contender for a Banner this says As the Veteran Badminton coach the school has produced provincial champions in doubles and mixed doubles in the Raval attributes the teams Success to the development of Young players in grades 79 at the this with two Topra Ted mixed doubles teams leading the the school is aiming for the Pantel says he and Lemoine have something to prove after bowing out in the preliminary round last this year they wont be satisfied without a preferably that our ultimate goal this the pair got a taste of solid Competition in several of the provinces most respected Badminton teams were including squads from Brandon and the defending provincial the College Louis Riel team will compete in the divisional finals at Bruns collegiate april then play Host to the zone champions May the top two teams Advance to the Provin Cial championships in bran May Pantel and Lemoine Nedma Peterson a talc Ylo no 58o Academy 1o6 thursday io8 4883881

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