Guam – Aisha Tangi is Guam’s first and only gymnast to reach a level good enough to represent Guam in an off-island International Gymnastics Competition.
She recently competed in the Aloha Gymfest meet which was held in Kailua, Hawaii on Jan. 14th-17th.
One team from Sydney, Australia name NSW Academy Gymnastics took 1st – 5th place in the individual awards. Guam’s gymnast, Aisha, from Island Twisters Gymnastics came in right behind them in 6th place on a couple of the events. Aisha, representing Guam, still came in ahead of the other remaining teams from different countries and U.S. states.
Making history for the first time in Guam’s sport of gymnastics, Aisha has already inspired other Guamanians to never give up on their dreams and that they too can compete with the rest of the world and do as well as she has done.
This year was the 35th annual Aloha Gymfest meet which attracted teams from different countries and U.S. states. There were teams from Australia, Japan, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Idaho, and California, among other states.
The Aloha Gymfest meet had competitive gymnast from Level 4 through Level 10. 27 teams entered the competition, with a total of 240 gymnasts.
Aisha competed as a level 6 gymnast with approximately 30 competitors in her Level 6 group. Aisha placed 6th on vault, 6th on floor, 8th on bars and beam, and 7th place for the all-around award. Awards were given out all the way down to 13th place.
Aisha Tangi is Guam’s Top Gymnast; the First and Only to compete in an International Gymnastics Competition. She has set the path for future Guam competitors to follow in.