J21 Gymnastics Club take competitions by storm

PUBLISHED: 14:37 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 15 November 2017

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J21 Gymnastics Club member Mercina Markoutsas became the Somerset open champion at the recent championships held in Bristol.

J21 Gymnastics Club members enjoyed success at two competitions, the highlight being Mercina Markoutsas becoming Somerset open champion.

Starting with the Gymnasts in Action competition held in Bath, they competed on the floor, vault and trampettette.

The first-round saw gymnast Lily Underwood compete in the Under-9 competition, taking the bronze on the floor and gold on the vault, overall taking the bronze. Pippa Harris and Charlotte Jones competed in the Under-11 competition, on the vault Charlotte took the silver and Pippa the gold.

The second round saw Mia Musgrove, Amelia Bristow and Catrin Williamson compete in the Under-7 intermediate competition. On the floor, Catrin won bronze, Amelia silver and Mia took the gold.

On the vault, Catrin took bronze, Amelia silver and Mia took gold. On to the trampette, Catrin won silver and Mia took the gold. Overall, Catrin took the bronze, Amelia the silver and Mia gold.

Morgan White competed in the Under-13 competition, taking the bronze on the floor and fourth place overall.

Sophia-May Brereton and Macie Thatcher competed in the Under-7 pre-level competition. On the floor Macie took the bronze, on the vault Macie took silver and Sophia-May the gold. Overall Sophia-May took fourth place and Macie won silver.

Maddi Cooper, Martha Smith and Darcy-May Darnell competed in the Under-9s intermediate competition. On the vault, Martha took bronze and Maddi the silver. On to the trampette, Maddi took the silver. Overall, Martha took sixth place and Maddi fourth.

There was a good end to the day with Imogen Old competing in the Under-11 intermediate competition, taking the gold on floor and bronze on trampette, as well as vault and overall taking the gold.

The second competition of the weekend was the Somerset Open and Somerset Championships, held in Bristol.

Competing in the Somerset Open Mini Championships was Mercina Markoutsas, who performed flawless routines and took bronze on vault, gold on both beam and bars, taking the overall gold and becoming Somerset open champion.

In the younger age group, Layla Thomas was placed third on bars placing fifth overall. Chloe Harris was third on beam and sixth overall. Tilly Huggins was second on vault and ninth overall and Evie Royal was placed 11th.

Competing in the Junior Open Championships was Lottie Anderson. Another clean competition placed her third on vault, bars and beam, taking the overall bronze.

The next round saw the Somerset squad gymnasts compete. In the youngest age group were Jasmine Old and Evangeline Wigmore. Jasmine took the gold on vault and was also awarded a special award on the beam for her confident performance. Evangeline took the gold on beam and bronze on the floor, placing fourth overall.

Dottie Green and Lexi Cooper, both took unfortunate falls, taking them out of the individual medals. However, Evangeline and Dottie took home a gold team medal, with Lexi and Jasmine taking the silver.

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