Tri-County Youth Sports Daily
Topsail Elementary School-Second Grader- Korrie Kahalewai-Gold Medal Winner At State Gymnastics Meet
Yes, youth sports and athletics for the young kids just getting their start in sports, the focus needs to be on having fun and learning the basics of the sport. While many kids move on to other activities or sports after the first season, some stick with and find a love for a sport at a young age.
Topsail Elementary School, second grader Korrie Kahalewai, a kid that found a love for gymnastics a at young age. Korrie and her twin sister Kaiden, started gymnastics at the age of four with Port City Gymnastics in Wilmington NC. The Covid-19 Pandemic kept Korrie away from gymnastics for over a year, she returned to Port City Gymnastics and continued classes. It was at this time, Korrie found her love for Gymnastics. Her mom felt with her interest in the sport, that she needed more, with team tryouts to get involved in competitions. Koorie was selected for the Bronze Team.
The move up to team and individual competition comes with more commitment to gymnastics and training to be successful in the sport. Korrie practices 9 hours a week in the gym and countless hours at home. She has competed in six meets across North and South Carolina and has increased her All Around score each time.
In last weekends NC EXCEL Bronze State Meet in Salisbury NC, Korrie reiceived Gold on all four events in her group as well as taking first in the All- Around competition. Korrie is hoping to move up a level to silver and will find out in May.
Korrie enjoys her teammates on the Bronze team, encouraging each other to do better. The Bronze team for Port City Gymnastics came finished in sixth place out of 33 teams.
As you know twins never get too far apart. Corries’ sister Kaiden also loves gymnastics and competes with the Port City Gymnastics Pre-Team.