Commonwealth gold for Imogen

PUBLISHED: 17:53 22 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:02 24 May 2010

PORTISHEAD gymnast Imogen Cairns has scooped gold at the Commonwealth Games. Imogen, who is a member of the town's Academy of Gymnastics, won an individual gold in the vaulting section. The 16-year-old beat Canada's Alyssa Brown into second and then revea

PORTISHEAD gymnast Imogen Cairns has scooped gold at the Commonwealth Games.Imogen, who is a member of the town's Academy of Gymnastics, won an individual gold in the vaulting section.The 16-year-old beat Canada's Alyssa Brown into second and then revealed that her first vault was a new discipline for her.Imogen told BBC Sport: "It was only the second time I had done it in competition and I've only worked on it for a month - it normally takes six to learn. "This is fantastic after missing out on a medal on Saturday. This, of course, is a much better feeling. "I was really nervous. I wasn't expecting to win but I wanted to do my best and believed I could pull it off.


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