Sunday 15th November saw us playing host to another one of our ever popular Gymnastics Competitions – this time it was the turn of the Floor and Vault disciplines to take centre stage. Competitors from Springfit and other local clubs in the Surrey area were invited to participate, thus allowing the young gymnasts to gain great experience in competing in a friendly and supportive environment.
The first half of the afternoon was when the gymnasts from Grades 1 and 2 were able to execute their floor routines and showcase their vaulting expertise. Springfit gymnastics took a clean sweep of ALL the medals in the two age groups :
In the 7 year old category it was Gold for Ellie Blackstock, Silver for Madison David and Bronze for Niamh Lesova and Omar Ceesay . In the 6 year old category Gold went to Callie Goodbourne, Silver to Jasmin Byrne and Bronze to Grace Read. Amazingly Ellie has only been training with us for a couple of months and 4 of these gymnasts all train in the same class with Georgie, one of our Head Gymnastics Coaches.
In Grade 2, Springfit gymnasts also performed well and in the Grade 2 category for those born 2007 enjoyed the closest results we have ever seen – only 0.05 marks separated first, second and third places. Our medal winners: Gold for Kiera Bruce (6yrs); Silvers for Isabelle Knowles (10yrs), Eloise Murphy (8yrs) and Chloe Forward (7yrs) and Bronze for Elise Alleyne (11yrs).
A special mention for Ella Russell as well who was our youngest competitor at just 5 years of age, who had a couple of great performances.
The second half of the afternoon was set aside for Grades 3-6 and the older gymnasts . Spectators were treated to some really impressive somersaulting through the air (in particular from the Grade 6 gymnasts) and some high performance vaults. In the Grade 3 category (2006-2008) SIX medals were handed out and there was less than 2 and a half marks separating all 12 competitors. The judges said “We could barely separate the efforts of the talented youngsters who all performed exceptionally well.” Well Done to Ruby Charlesworth (12yrs) for her Silver Medal and also to Bronze medal winner Katharine Bailey (12yrs).
Below are photos of all the happy but tired gymnasts who won medals. Well Done again and we are looking forward to another great gymnastics competition in 2016!
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