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Lxana DeGrandmont earns Double Gold at Great West Gym Fest competition

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Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 am

Lxana DeGrandmont earned Double Gold at Great West Gym Fest International Invitational USA Women's Gymnastics Competition in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Feb. 22 to 24. Great West Gym Fest is one of the largest competitions in the U.S., with 1,000 athletes competing over three days.

Lxana scored a 9.600 on floor (first); a personal best, 9.100, on vault (second); beam (fourth); and all-around (third) on Feb. 22.

This qualified Lxana for the prestigious "Big Show" the next evening on her favorite event, the floor exercise. The Big Show takes the top qualifiers from each session to compete and place an overall event champion.

Lxana rose to the opportunity and performed a spectacular floor routine to post a season best — 9.750 — and win another gold, first overall on floor, in front of 2,000 spectators, judges, college coaches, and eight former Olympians. Three-time Olympic Team member John Roethlisberger awarded Lxana her gold medal.

Lxana DeGrandmont is a 14-year-old freshman at Lodi High School and competes at level 9 for Champion Gymnastics Academy in Stockton. Champion Gymnastics Academy was awarded the first-place All-Around Team trophy at Great West Gym Fest.

Lxana has the goal of attending an NCAA-accredited university and competing in gymnastics at that level.

The next local competition for Lxana is the Delta Classic Gymnastics Invitational at the Stockton Auditorium in Stockton on March 9 and 10, hosted by Champion Gymnastics Academy.

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