VIDEO: Nelson Gymnast off to US

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Rising Nelson gymnast Sam Fu-Allen has turned a dream into a reality, after being selected to represent New Zealand in an international tournament in Texas at the end of the year.

The talented 16 year old Nelson College student will join 13 other Kiwis aged 15 to 25 at the Valeri Liukin Invitational event near Dallas, Texas, from December 11-13. Sam will be one of three New Zealand gymnasts competing at U18 International level.

Sam says he is “completely overjoyed,” at being selected. “It’s always been a dream of mine to make it to an international competition since I was a little kid, and now it’s finally become a reality,” he says. “Not only that, but I’ve achieved it earlier than I expected to.”

Find out more in Tuesday’s Nelson Weekly.