Last weekend we hosted our Trampette and Beam competition and we enjoyed a great turn out with lots of Springfit gymnasts from across our four venues in Surrey and Sussex, as well as welcoming a number of competitors from one of our sister Club Startastic Gymnastics in Epsom.
As people have come to expect from the competitions we organise and take part in, the event was a friendly, fun day in a relaxed atmosphere with over 100 spectators coming along to support the children, and lots of proud parents with their photographs of smiling children to commemorate it.
First on the agenda was the Beam Competition, where each gymnasts had put together a routine that comprised eight gymnastic elements including turns, jumps and leaps, balances and tumble moves plus a mount and dismount. Utilising the whole beam and traveling the length of it at least three times – there is a lot for them to do in their 1 1/2 minute routines.
In the intermediate section there were four different age groups and honours were split between Springfit and Startastic gymnasts. It was the same in the advanced sections where the level of skills were higher and very carefully choreographed dance elements impressed the judges, earning bonus points for creativity.
Congratulations to Eloise Budd (12yrs), Katie Trimbell (7yrs) and Jazmine Hogan (10yrs) of Springfit and Rowie Braid (9yrs), Anna Mitchell (8yrs) and Esme Spencer (14yrs) of Startastic who all achieved first place in their respective categories.
In the second half of the competition we moved onto the trampette apparatus where enthusiastic gymnasts performed four different jumps for the judges. The skills they performed in the air were graded on difficulty and the groups were further split by age. Younger and first time competitors enjoyed showing the audience how well they have learned skills in Springfit classes including straddle and pike shaped jumps as well as twists. The older gymnasts from more advanced classes performed impressive somersaults and even drew gasps of delights from the crowd with sky high dive rolls and twisting somersaults.
Springfit gymnasts took a number of the medals in this discipline – Keira Bruce (6yrs), Kieran Hart (12yrs) and Eavan Dunn (11yrs) to name a few gold medal winners.
A full list of the results can be found here. Again a huge WELL DONE and THANK YOU to everyone who took part and helped to make this competition a great success.
Pictured below are the medal winners from both disciplines.