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Teen competing in Hawaii gymnastics event

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by Dave Delgado

Guam - 13-year old Aisha Tangi has been doing gymnastics for the past 4 years at Island Twisters and will now get a chance to compete off island. Tangi will be heading to a competition in Hawaii in January to represent Guam.

Rick Keith, Island Twisters coach, told KUAM Sports, "She will be competing January 14 in the Aloha Gym Fest in Honolulu, Hawaii and we will also be taking a contestant to Las Vegas Nevada to compete in the Dare to Dream Competition. Both competitions are international competitions that there will be other competitors from other countries and other states. They have worked a long time, 4 years for this and they have been training here at Island Twisters. They started here and it's the first time we have ever had 2 girls go off island to represent Guam and we just want to let everyone out there know that, thank you for your support and we have been blessed by God to have 2 girls so dedicated and to work so hard and train with us and be committed for all their off island training."

Aisha plays other sports but said that gymnastics is a priority for her and will finally be paying off come January. She trains a couple of days a week and has worked hard at achieving her goal of competing off island.

She said, "I've worked really hard for this, it's my dream and has been my goal to go off island and compete. I've been working as a level 6 gymnast and I'm going to compete as a level 6 gymnast but I have also been practicing as a level 7 gymnast. My favorite event is floor because I get to perform and dance and show what I can do. I would like to thank my coaches, Mrs. Melinda and coach Rick. They have helped me throughout the years and helped me get all my skills down and they have been a really great support and good encouragement throughout all these years."

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