Flushing Y Gymnasts Win National Title, State Games Gold
The months of June and July were busy months for the Flushing YMCA “Bandits” gymnastics team. From June 23 to 26, the women’s team competed in the Premiere division of the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs National Championships in Orlando, Florida and won the team title. From July 1 to 3, the team competed at the YMCA National Championships in Menemonie, Wisconsin and finished eighth. To finish the year, 20 members of the women’s and men’s teams competed in the Empire State Games, with 17 gymnasts representing New York City, one gymnast representing Long Island and two representing Hudson Valley. The men did very well, helping New York City to the Open Men’s Team Gold and The Scholastic Men’s Team Silver as well as multiple individual medals. The women contributed an all-around Open Division Silver and a Bronze on the uneven bars.