Lake Norman & Mooresville

Gymnast competes at World Championships

Ashton Locklear, a 16-year-old gymnast who trains at Everest Gymnastics in Huntersville, competed with Team USA at the World Championships Oct. 3-12 in Nanning, China.

Team USA won gold in the event and Locklear finished fourth in the uneven bars event. She missed out on a medal by .017 points.

Earlier this year, Locklear won the gold medal for her performance on the uneven bars in the 2014 Senior Pan American Championships at the Hershey Centre in Toronto.

Corey Inscoe