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Ellicott City's Ra-Akbar continuing gymnastics success

Ellicott City's Ra-Akbar continuing gymnastics success

Heading into the Maryland State level seven gymnastic championships last March, nine-year old Azaraya Ra-Akbar wanted to score all 10’s. She didn’t quite get a perfect score, but she did come awfully close.

Ra-Akbar earned an impressive 38.75 points in the All Around — the highest score of any athlete from any level at the meet.

The Ellicott City native competed against 453 of the best gymnasts in the state and scored a meet-best 9.8 and 9.85 in beam and floor, respectively — which were also personal best marks — to help score 0.4 higher than the second-place finisher, Brianna Lucas (38.35) in the All Around.

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