Young Gymnast Montana Fairbairn excelled today in the artistic gymnastics event at the Collicutt Centre. Competing in the floor routine, the 16-year-old athlete from Strathmore scored 9.537 points for the gold medal. This medal is Montana’s second medal of these Canada Winter Games, having earned the bronze medal in the team event.

Fairbairn’s gold medal also represents the first time a female Alberta gymnast win the gold in the floor routine. She is the first female gymnast to have earned the gold medal since 2007 when Kelsey Lang won gold for Alberta in the beam event.

Since the inception of artistic gymnastics into the Canada Games program, Alberta female gymnast have won a total of 13 medals (4-3-6), while male gymnasts have won 33 medals (11-9-13).