Kanata’s Top Gymnast Reaps Rewards

Breanna Rich, 17, has been a top rhythmic gymnast ever since winning the gold medal and Provincial Championship title as a twelve year old. She has 3 Individual Ontario Championships to her name, as well as two Ontario Championships as a duo with friend and fellow Kanata rhythmic gymnast Emily Kawai.

This year, the grade 12 Holy Trinity student made the leap to the Senior National stream of competition, and showed that she can compete with the best in Canada.

Among her many successes over the competition season were a gold medal at the Ontario Winter Games, and the silver medal overall at both the Ontario Championships in Hamilton and the Eastern Canadian Championships in Montreal. These accomplishments earned her a free trip to the National Championships in Edmonton where, in her first ever Canadian Championships, she placed 10th overall, with 8th place ribbons for her hoop and ball routines.

A member of the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club since age 8, Breanna also found time to choreograph and dance in her high school's production of Romeo and Juliet, and was presented at the National Arts Centre with the Cappie for the Best Dancer Award for her performance in the show.

Breanna competed at the Maadi Cup in Cairo, Egypt, and placed 11th overall, with an 8th place finish for her ball routine.

In July, Breanna was a member of the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club's team to the Canadian Gymnaestrada in Winnipeg, helping to earn the KRSG Club a place in the World Gymnaestrada in Lausanne next year.

Breanna will be continuing her career, coaching at the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club and continuing her education at the National Circus School in Montreal.

At the Gymnastics Ontario Technical Assembly in June, Breanna Rich was voted onto the committee as the Athlete's Representative, an indication of the high regard in which she is held by the rhythmic gymnastics community throughout Ontario.

Breanna Rich from the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, with her Gold medal at the 2010 Ontario Winter Games.

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