Mckenna’s competition

Mckenna’s gymnastics competition was yesterday. I took pictures so I will show them to you. Most of the story is from Mckenna’s second book but I took the pictures. A big thanks to my friend for helping with the pictures and letting me use her doll McKayla.

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I arrived in the gym and was overwhelmed by the noise and people.

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I spotted Toulane and Sierra so I went over to them.

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Then as a surprise I pulled out bracelets and gave them to my friends.

“Cool! I wish we could wear them but I guess we will have to wait until after we compete.” Toulane said

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“That’s right.” Said Isabelle coming up behind us. “Remember girls even though you are competing against each other you are still a team. You need to encourage each other and help each other have fun.”

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The last word must have stuck because we were smiling while went to the mats to warm up for half an hour.

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Then each team marched around the gym while being introduced.

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Isabelle signaled us over to a corner along with four girls that I did not know.

“This is where you will be trying out. I will be taking notes along with two other coaches.

Then it was time. I was last on vault.

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When it was my turn I ran and jumped on the spring board, pushed off the vault and landed on the mat.

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I did pretty well on bar.

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On beam I tottered once but I stayed on.

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I was most worried about floor. I saluted, and then I froze! I weren’t sure if I would even hear the music when it started.

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Desperate I glanced at Toulane. Breathe.

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It all came back to me and I started my routine.

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“You were amazing.”

“Thanks.” I said, I wasn’t just having fun I was flying high! It must have been contagious because my friends did well too.

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When we were finished and the teams were getting medals we gathered in the corner.

“No matter what happens we are all teammates and friends. Right?” I said

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“Yup.” Toulane said putting on her bracelet. We did so too.

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“And now for the scores of those trying out for the competitive team.”

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When the girls from outside our club had taken their places they were up to fourth place.

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“Third place and honorable mention goes to Sierra.”

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“Mckenna is in second.”

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“And Toulane in first.”

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We came off the podium and hugged. It was a perfect day!

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