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Gymnasts set sights on national finals

02 February 2018

On Saturday 27 January, four gymnastics teams and two trio groups travelled to Stoke for the West Midlands round of the British Schools Gymnastics competition.

At this competition gymnasts performed individually on the floor and vault with their scores combining to give an overall team score. Throughout the day all girls demonstrated skill and precision in their routines as well as an outstanding team spirit.

The Under 11 team, consisting of Rhea Ganesh, Amarah Khan, Rosie Isaccs, Siena Vora and Zahirah Hasan, were new to the competition scene and came away with a Bronze medal, narrowly missing out on a higher position; a team showing great promise for the future. Well done, girls.

The U13 team of Milly Mayo, Ruby Morais-Trigg, Lucia Holland and Samah Khan executed their routines with expertise, with the other U13 team of Charlotte Miller, Ariella Randall, Nyah Khera, Lucille Sutton and Mollie Hewison beating all of the other competitors to place 1st as a team, qualifying them for the national Finals in May - a superb achievement. Mollie Hewison then took the Gold medal for having the highest floor and vault score of the day for her age group!

The U19 team of Ellie Hewison, Amber Lyttle, Hannah Miller and Emily Irving also shone in a demonstation of their gymnastic experience. Emily Irving in particular had an outstanding day, placing her 2nd out of all of the age groups which is an incredible achievement. As a team the U19 girls took home a 2nd place win.

In the Milano Team competition, the U13 and U19 trio had to perform a skilled, synchronised floor routine to music including a range of group acrobatic balances. Once again the girls put on a great performance with the U13 trio placing third and the U19 trio placing first qualifying them for the national Finals.

This was a truly fantastic day demonstrating that hard work really does pay off. We wish the two teams who are through to the prestigious national Finals good luck and look forward to hearing of their progress.

Miss Jacks

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