The Gymnix International has been going strong for nearly 30 years. It is one of the most anticipated gymnastics events of the year. For 2019, Everest Gymnastics is pleased to report that the gym’s own Kaylen Morgan will make her international debut for the Women’s U.S. National Team during this event. She will compete as part of the four-person junior team.
Here’s what the coaches had to say about the news.
Q: What is the Gymnix International?
Everest Gymnastics: This is an event that takes place every year in Montreal, Canada. It is one of the premier women’s artistic competitions and sees athletes from all over the world compete. The 2019 Senior International Cup is made up of teams from the US, Japan, Canada, Belgium, and Australia. The Junior International Cup also has participating teams from Germany and France. It is truly an honor to be selected, and this is Kaylen’s first international appointment, but we are sure that it will not be her last.
Q: How did everyone react when it was announced that Kaylen was chosen?
Everest Gymnastics: It was jubilation throughout the gym. No matter how many years you train, or how many you teach, there is no way to truly prepare for this kind of excitement. We are so proud of Kaylen and cannot wait to see how she finishes. This is a huge step in her career as a gymnast.
Q: What are some of Kaylen’s accomplishments that led here?
Everest Gymnastics: Kaylen is a member of the Junior International Team, an honor the 14-year-old athlete earned with hard work, dedication, and wins. She has not only participated in TOPs, but has also scored well and made an impression at the Hopes Championships, the Nastia Liukin Cup, and many countless local and regional meets. Kaylen also attended the February 2019 Developmental Camp and the February 2019 National Team Camp.
Q: How does gymnastics fit into Kaylen’s personal life?
Everest Gymnastics: Like all athletes, Kaylen does devote many hours each week to her sport. But the young high school student, who is originally from Woodstock, Georgia, is like other kids her age. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family but seems to be happiest when she is in the zone and on the floor.