July 28, 2017

More golden performances from Swindon School of Gymnastics

Matt Fiddes Women’s Martial Aarts

Fourteen girls from Swindon School of Gymnastics have successfully competed in the Wiltshire Levels Championships in Melksham.

A total of 40 gymnasts from five clubs were put into their relevant age groups and had to compete the set routines for either levels six, five or four.

This was the first time the competition has recognised the rankings on each of the vault, bars, beam and floor exercise in addition to rewarding the overall winners.

First up were the 8-year-old level sixes Amelia King, Isla McCalla, Jessica Reynolds and Demi Hagan.

A few nerves and wobbles crept in but these youngsters also performed several new skills. Between them they took home an impressive 15 medals.

McCalla came home with the extra overall bronze medal and Hagan took the silver.

Next was Hettie Truman for the 9-year-old level sixes. Her performance was outstanding as she took a medal from each piece and a silver in the overall competition.

Beth Cooley represented the Club for the 10/11-year-old level fives. Her beautiful floor routine earned her the bronze medal and she came a close fourth in the overall competition.

Amelie Tyler and Daniella Reynolds were in the popular 12-year-old level five group and earned themselves six medals. They finished second and third respectively in the overall standings.

Next up to compete were the 13-year-old level fives Annabelle Bath, Tegan Seed, Izzy Moran and Kimmy Shopland.

Between them, a total of eight medals were secured of which two were gold as Bath (vault) and Shopland (beam) secured top spot in the respective disciplines.

Completing the morning’s competition were the 15+ level fives with Ellie Swift stealing the show, taking home five medals of which three were golds including the overall title.

Jessica Lomas was the only competitor from Swindon in the afternoon and she held her own in the difficult level four category.

Lomas came second on bars and won the floor exercise, coming a close fourth in the overall competition.

After yet another successful competition, Swindon School of Gymnastics coach Maddie Foster said: “These young ladies are so dedicated to the sport.

“Everyone’s hard work in training is now paying off and the club are reaping the rewards.”

Next weekend sees more gymnasts from Swindon School of Gymnastics travel to Bristol for National Gradings before the club’s annual display and fundraising day the following week.

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