Southeast Missouri junior Alana Fischer and Team Canada earned fourth in the women's artistic gymnastics team event at the 2019 FISU (International University Sports Federation) Summer Universiade held July 5 at PalaVesuvio Hall. She was one of more than 300 individuals, including student-athletes, coaches, staff and medical personnel, to represent their respective countries at the competition.
Fischer and her teammates totaled a team score of 97.700 for fourth in the seven-team competition. Japan won with 108.450. Russia grabbed silver with 107.450 and Italy rounded out the podium with 103.500.
Fisher, who hails from Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, said it was an honor being able to compete for Canada. She said it has been a dream of hers since she was little and to have actually been able to be apart of the games was something very special. Fischer went on to talk about how the atmosphere was something that she will never forget, and she was just trying to embrace every moment of it.
For the Redhawks Fischer competed in all 12 meets in 2019, including eight as an all-arounder and at the first 2019 USA Gymnastics Team Semifinal. During the Redhawks season, she posted a personal high 9.675 on floor against Pennsylvania, and recorded career bests on vault (9.700) and in the all-around (38.625) at the State of Missouri Meet with Mizzou and Lindenwood. She also earned Midwest Independent Conference Scholar-Athlete honors.
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