Milton athlete named gymnastics champ

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MILTON, Ga. -- A Milton athlete has earned top-three finishes in three gymnastics competitions this year. Alina Franz, 9, won the all around level 5 competition at the 2013 Georgia State Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship held in Miami, Fla. on March 23. Franz followed that up with two third place finishes, the first at the USA Region 6 Championship held in Atlanta on April 20. The final competition was the US National Rhythmic Championships held in Orlando, Fla. on June 5-9. Alina is trained by Coach Olga Aganesova at the Prima Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in Cumming, Ga.

This article appeared in the July 31 issue of the Milton Herald.