Busy month for gymnasts

GYMNASTS from J21 Gymnastics Club in Weston have had a busy month.

GYMNASTS from J21 Gymnastics Club in Weston have had a busy month. In the South West preliminaries tumbling competition for eight to 10 years, Abbie Myhill was first, Kirsty Miller third, Shaunie Kibby fourth, Sasha Cooper sixth and Jasmine Nutting seventh. This was the first competition for the tumble squad, some as young as eight years old. "An amazing achievement for the little ones," added coaches Julie Kew and Robert Barton.In the 13-plus Level 2 Jodie Donavan, aged 13, competed against some 16-year-olds and came third with 14-year-old Katy Hansford just missing out on a medal in fouth place in a strong field.Katy Hansford and Jodie Donavan paired up for the tough challenge of Grade 2 women's pairs, and although they had a fall in their routine, they went on to complete the floor and walk away with a high score. Again they were one of the youngest pairs in this level. The A league four-piece team (bars, beam, floor and vault), travelled to their first competition this year. The team are the youngest in the league and competed like the seasoned professionals they are. They gained third place and bronze medals. Sasha Cooper got second on vault, third on floor. Ellie Burgess was third bars and Pheobe Williams third on beam.

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