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National Champion, Avani Goel Eyes Olympics Gold Medal, World Number One In Gymnastics

Edo 2021 gold and silver medalist, Avani Goel became national champion last Friday winning all possible five gold medals in her age Category at the just-concluded National Club Association Super Championship in Edo.

Elated Avani reacting after her feat at the competition revealed her long term goal of becoming the best gymnast in the world, she said, “I look forward to being Olympics gold medalist and be World Number 1 in gymnastics.

She continued, “I love gymnastics and seeing my parent supporting this journey and looking at my coach effort, i cant even think of performing less.

She admitted that achieving the long term goal will not come easy, “With my long term goal, it means i still have a lot to do and because of that i will be training harder with aim of becoming the best in the world. My dad has been the biggest supporter from the beginning without him, i think all these achievements will not be possible. He is my mentor and gives me moral support.

Her club, coached by Michael, Bodylanguage Gymnastics Club won the Overall Best Trophy at the competition winning total of 6 gold and 3 silver medals to clinch the 2nd place trophy.

At the just-concluded national championship, she won all the gold medals in her category namely; floor gymnastics, vault, beam, and aerobic gymnastics and in best all around to emerge the national champion.

Avani, 11, started training gymnastics in 2017 at home initially. In 2018 she went to South Africa and bagged the best gymnast trophy under Level 3 within less than one year of her starting training.

In 2019, she competed first time in a national event in National Youth Games at the age of 9 years and won two medals.

At Edo 2020, she won Team Gold and a silver individual medal where she competed in all elite gymnasts.

In 2021 National Youth Games, she bagged three Gold medals and became the highest Gold medalist in female gymnastics out possible 5 Gold medals.

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