Maegan Chant 7th all around at Swiss gymnastics meet, Lytwyn second on rings

Thursday, October 31, 2013

MORGES, Switzerland – Maegan Chant of Waterdown, Ont., (World Class Gymnastics) tied for second in the women’s floor exercise and placed seventh all around at the Arthur Gander Memorial gymnastics meet on Wednesday in a strong follow up to her world championship debut at the beginning of October.

Larisa Iordache of Romania, the 2013 European silver medallist, won the all around gold, followed by Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland and Elisabeth Seitz of Germany.

“I learned a lot about how to compete at the world championships and this was a good opportunity to keep up the momentum,” said Chant, one of Canada’s top contenders for a spot on the 2016 Olympic team.

“I wanted to stick my landings and keep everything clean and for the most part I was able to do that.”

Chant placed fourth on vault and fifth on beam in her other two events.

In the men’s competition Kevin Lytwyn of Stoney Creek, Ont., (University of Calgary Gymnastics) fell short of his goals in the all around but came up with a superb effort on rings, placing second behind reigning Olympic and world champion Arthur Zanetti of Brazil.

Lytwyn, who placed 10th all around, scored 15.200 for his rings routine to finish runner up behind Zanetti with 15.750 points.

“I was really happy with rings, it was a bit of a surprise when I saw my score,” said Lytwyn, who also competed on parallel bars, high bar and floor.

“I’ve been working really hard on conditioning for rings and that’s really helped.”

Lytwyn and Chant compete again on Sunday at the Swiss Cup in Zurich.

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