Gymnasts never cease to amaze me and two Trinidadian gymnasts proved that not only do black girls rock, but they rock in gymnastics.
Marisa Dick created her own move. She jumps, splits and then lands on the balance beam. She debuted her move at the world’s in Scotland last year, and now the “Marisa Dick” is in the official Code of Points, a rulebook that defines the scoring system for each level of competition in gymnastics.
“It’s super cool to know that my name will kind of live on in the world of gymnastics,” said the Trinidad and Tobago gymnast, who has dual Canadian citizenship.
“It’s really exciting. It was one of my biggest goals going into worlds, to get this move named after myself.”
The 18-year-old has Olympic sized dreams and she hopes to land a spot on Trinidad & Tobago’s team
Dick and teammate Thema Williams will compete against each other in April test in Rio de Janeiro, part of the qualification process for the 2016 Olympics.
“Only one of us gets to go to the Olympics, so it’s kind of a cutthroat time. But it’s exciting,” Dick said.