Kirsten Beckett Carries Torch for 2014 Commonwealth Games

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South Africa was the last stop on the African continent for the Queen's Baton Relay and gymnast Kirsten Beckett had the honor of carrying the torch. The relay is the equivalent of the Olympic Torch Relay but is held instead for the Commonwealth Games set to take place in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014. BBC had a chance to speak with Beckett about her start in gymnastics and goals for the future. Her coach Isle Roets talks about the problem that many countries are facing when trying to develop a strong gymnastics program.

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To learn more about Kirsten Beckett, you can check out my interview with her here: Kirsten Beckett: Hungry for More