We held another of our tri-annual trampoline competitions on Saturday 9th November; the very same day that Kat Driscoll wins two gold medals for Great Britain in the World Championships in the sport.
Children from several local venues enjoyed competing in different ability categories, the same format as what was happening in the event taking place 1500 miles away in Sofia, Bulgaria. There, Kat won a gold in her individual routine as well as her synchronised partnership with another British hopeful; Amanda Parker.
On local soil, children aged 4yrs to 19yrs old won gold medals for their individual routines and enjoyed participating alongside their friends and synchro partners at the Springfit event.
The atmosphere at the competition in Oxted was a little more relaxed than at the World Championships, with Springfit staff providing encouragement to many youngsters who were taking part for the first time, and spectators, including many proud parents, providing support for their efforts in this most difficult of disciplines.
A panel of judges scored routines based on difficulty and execution, with everyone receiving a certificate of achievement and many talented performers taking home one or more medals. The moves ranged from shaped jumps in elementary grades up to multiple somersaults in the highest category possible, which understandably drew praise and looks of amazement from those in attendance. In some cases, the margin between first and second place was a small as 0.1 mark!
Pictured below are the medal winners from the Elementary Grades section of the competition.
From top left to bottom right:
Thomas Loveless (9, Twizzlers), Ella Horent (11, Springfit), Sophie Marlow (12, Springfit), Eden Kilgour (9, High Vaultage), Lucy Towner (9, Anti-Gravity), Chloe Davey (7, Anti-Gravity), Jazmine Hogan (8, Springfit), Charlie Gillett (6, Springfit), Lea Gayral (6, Springfit), Gracie Amon (7, High Vaultage) and Mason El-Bishlawi (10, High Vaultage).