Georgetown gymnast breaks top ten

GYMCANrgbGLASGOW, Scotland – Kaitlyn Hofland of Georgetown, Ont., placed eighth all around on Saturday (Dec. 8) at a World Cup gymnastics meet, competing against rising star Elizabeth Price of the United States and former world and European champion Vanessa Ferrari of Italy.

Price, an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, won the gold with a score of 59.165, a whopping four and a half points ahead of runner up Elisabeth Seitz of Germany at 54.799. Kim Bui, also of Germany, was third with 54.732 points.

Hofland, a recent addition to the Canadian senior team, earned a total of 52.099 points in a solid all around effort and notched her best individual result on beam, placing third in the eight-woman field.

Hofland’s beam routine showed a high degree of difficulty matched only by Price, who topped the field on all four apparatus.

On the men’s side, 2012 all around Olympic silver medal winner Marcel Nguyen of Germany, took the gold followed by Kazuhito Tanaka of Japan and home crowd favorite Daniel Purvis of Great Britain.