Athanasia Peristiane from Whetstone in Barnet took the Gold medal at last weekend’s (Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th June 2022) London Championships Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition which took placein Redbridge.
Athanasia is 9 years old and represents the Muswell Hill Rhythmic Gymnastics School in North London. She has been training since the age of 3. Athanasia comes from a musical family who work within the community helping raise thousands for local charities such as the North London Hospice and Sarcoma Cancer. She is the daughter of Roulla Violaris a Dance and Zumba Teacher from Barnet, her Grandmother Soulla Violaris has worked with London Greek Radio for over 30 years and her Grandfather Costas Violaris a singer song writer and musician who represented the final 10 for Cyprus Eurovision in 1991.
Athanasia is also a Trapeze artist and a ballerina. Athanasia came 2nd in 2020 and her efforts second time round came to 1st place and a gold medal in 2022.
It’s a massive achievement for her as hundreds of professional gymnastics from across the inner and outer London areas enter this competition..