Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Following hours of practicing and hard work, Myrtle Beach's Ladies Division Gymnastics Team has secured the AAU South Carolina Championship title.
Three Myrtle Beach locals represent Gymnastics, Inc., and have earned themselves a spot to compete in the 2010 AAU Gymnastics National Championship in Orlando in July.
The women representing the team include Ruth Le May, 32, Kylie Smith, 30, and Jessica Kendall, 28. The women, who only met four months ago, renewed their interest in gymnastics after feeling unchallenged by regular exercise methods.
"They have all the qualities that you would expect of a gymnast: determination, focus, regiment, strength and flexibility, but there is one difference. Their average age is 31 and this is not usual in gymnastics," said former Olympic coach George Videnov.