Fantastic start for gymnasts in league competition

PUBLISHED: 14:32 05 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:32 05 July 2017

J21 Gymnasts

J21 Gymnasts

J21 Gymnastics Club members made a great start in the West Country League.

Gymnasts from J21 Gymnastics Club have enjoyed another successful weekend of competition, entering three teams into match one of the West Country League in the Forest of Dean.

The A League Division 4 team consisting of Evie Royal, Layla Thomas, Tilly Huggins, Grace Ferris, Emma Gadsden, Holly James and Imogen Old. This was the first four-piece competition (vault, bars, beam and floor) for most of the gymnasts.

All team members competed cleanly, with all seven members staying on the beam. The team was placed fourth overall, missing out on bronze by just 0.4.

The next to compete was the A League Division 2 team consisting of Jasmine Old, Lexi Cooper, Isla Barnett, Mercina Markoutsas, Evangeline Wigmore and Kate Milne.

All the gymnasts worked great together and supported each other throughout the competition, receiving high scores on all apparatus. The team came first overall, taking the overall gold by five whole marks.

Competing in the C League Division 4 was Dottie Green, Lottie Anderson and Caitlin Rickard. With only three gymnasts and three scores to count on each apparatus, the girls had to work hard and the trio were placed first and took the gold.

This was a fantastic start to this year’s league and a reflection of the gymnasts’ hard work during training, as well as a dedicated coaching team.

The girls are back in the gym this week preparing for regional grades next weekend.

The club specialises in artistic gymnastics, but also offers pre-school classes, recreational gym for boys and girls, free running and adult sessions.

For more information on the club, please visit the website or Facebook page, or call 01934 613833.

Photo on images: J21 gymnasts.

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