Kaylee Shukin brings back gold from BC Summer Games
By Dusty Yurkin, BC Summer Games
The first time she tried vaulting, Nelson’s Kaylee Shukin (Kootenays – Zone 1) fell in love. Now, it’s brought her gold in the equestrian event at the BC Summer Games on Saturday.
Shukin said she shares her passion for horses with her mother. The 13-year-old has never looked back since neighbours allowed her to try vaulting during a visit to a farm.
She has been vaulting for three years and now competes often in Canadian vaulting competitions, as well as many in Washington. She also stated that she does gymnastics in the winter to help keep her flexibility and help with her overall balance.
Shukin’s favourite part about vauliting is “the horses, for sure.”
Alongside Shukin on the podium, were New Westminster’s Carley Harder (Fraser River-Delta – Zone 4) who received the silver medal and Janelle Roed of Abbotsford (Fraser Valley – Zone 3) who received the bronze medal.