Viktoria Duchesne was honoured recently by Gymnastics BC. (Contributed photo)

Viktoria Duchesne was honoured recently by Gymnastics BC. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey gymnast honoured by Gymnastics BC

Viktoria Duchesne awarded Karen Kelsall Athlete of the Year Award

A young South Surrey gymnast was honoured earlier this month by Gymnastics BC, after an excellent competitive season in her age division.

At a Gymnastics BC awards gala Nov. 3 in Richmond, Viktoria Duchesne was given the Karen Kelsall Athlete of the Year Award.

According to Gymnastics BC, Duchesne – who was notified she had won the honour back in September – “stood out as the highest ranked Provincial Level 5 or Canadian pre-novice female gymnast” in B.C.

Duchesne, 10, is a member of Coquitlam’s Omega Gymnastics and has a B.C. championship under her belt, and has also in the past, placed first overall at Western Canadian Championships.