Keileen Nguyen shines at Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Competition continues on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET
It was a big day for the Adagio Gymnastics Club at the 2017 Canadian Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Edmonton.
The Vancouver-based club won two all-around titles in the junior and senior section on Saturday.
Live action from Edmonton continues on CBCSports.ca on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
Keileen Nguyen placed first overall in the senior open division, scoring 44.600. She narrowly edged Ksenia Judeikin, who finished second by 0.150 points. Nguyen also won gold on ball, two silvers on hoops and clubs and a bronze on ribbon.
"I'm really happy and excited, I worked really hard for this," Nguyen said following competition in a release. "I want to thank my coaches and my supporters. I have been pushing and believing in myself and it's paid off."
She also advanced to compete in Sunday's competition B.
'Showed my best'
Junior open all-around champion Gracie Park, who also trains at the Adagio Gymnastics Club, captured gold with 44.650. Park also earned gold in ribbon and silver in hoop.
She also advanced to competition B on Sunday.
"I'm really happy that I was consistent throughout the competition and showed my best," Park recalled in a release. "I felt good with almost every routine but I liked ribbon because I'm usually best at it. Tomorrow in competition B, my goal is to show my best work and be consistent."
Megan Magid, who coaches both Nguyen and Park, was ecstatic with the weekend's results.
"I'm in a state of shock right now," Magid said in a release following the award ceremony. "We wanted the girls to do their best but we didn't have expectations of placing, we just wanted them to be consistent and feel their best coming off the carpet. Keileen and Gracie met and exceeded my expectations and I'm so proud of them."
Looking to Sunday
Christina Savchenko of Ontario's Jusco Gymnastics Club won the gold medal in the novice all-around competition while Trillium Rhythmic took home the gold in the novice group competition.
In the senior high performance competition, Aurora, Ont., native Carmen Whelan is currently on top of the standings with 63.300 heading into competition B. Toronto natives Katherine Uchida and Athena Tsaltas are second and third respectively.
In the junior high performance competition, Michel Vivier of Toronto is the leader with 59.700 points heading into competition B. Mississauga, Ont., native Natalie Garcia ranks second while Sophie Crane is third.