WEEK #5: Isobel N.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Isobel, I’m finishing middle school soon and I’m from British Columbia. I’ve always been active and athletic, and involved in lots of different sports and activities: soccer, cross-country, basketball, swimming, skating and ballet. Now I focus a lot of my time and energy towards competitive gymnastics. Since I can remember, I’ve been doing handstands and cartwheels and flipping upside down. It’s always been a part of my life. Last year I became the all-around Junior Olympic Level 6 Provincial Champion. I was pretty shocked when I got called up to the podium, as I was going through a painful injury at the time. Just days before I was set to compete, I got injured. I was in a lot of pain and it was hard to get through all my routines. I wasn’t even sure I was going to be able to compete! But through perseverance and dedication I pushed through the thorns and made it out alive and happy.