Ang takes home three gold medals from Rhythmic Open Championships

Anhui Ang, a gymnast from La Luna Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy in Kirkland, brought home three gold medals from the 2017 Rhythmic Open Championships last month.

Competing in the level 5 group, Ang placed first in the floor, ball and hoop events. She also placed second in the all-around.

Ang’s coach, Arzu Karaali, said this is the first time a gymnast from Region 2 — which contains a dozen states, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho, as well as Alaska and Hawaii — has brought home that many gold medals from a national competition.

The meet was held from May 26-29 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

In addition to Ang’s success at the Rhythmic Open, two other gymnasts from La Luna — Isabella Ivanova, who is in level 9 and Mia Pomato who is in level 4 — were named Athlete of the Year for 2017 for Region 2.

Karaali said this is the third time Ivanova has received this honor.

La Luna will hold its fifth annual show on June 19 at the Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 N.E. 6th St. in Bellevue.

Taking the stage with the La Luna gymnasts will be Samira Amirova from Uzbekistan. Amirova was a 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier in group rhythmic gymnastics.