Outstanding results for J21 gymnasts

PUBLISHED: 14:55 13 June 2018

J21 Gymnasts

J21 Gymnasts

J21 Gymnastics Club members recorded some excellent result in competitions over the past month.

It has been a busy month for gymnasts from J21 Gymnastics Club.

The first competition saw gymnasts ranged from seven to 12 years competing in the South West, club, regional and national grades.

Firstly, the gymnasts competed in the South West club, regional and national grades. Izzy Cornish, Catrin Williamson and Amelia Bristow all passed their Grade 6, this is the first grade in the development programme and they all passed with highly commended marks.

Next to compete was Amelie Sansum, Tilly Huggins, Layla Thomas, Emma Gadsden, Grace Ferris, Evie Royal, Chloe Harris and Martha Smith all competed in Grade 5.

Layla and Chloe both competed flawlessly, both passing with distinctions, Layla also put in a fantastic performance to place first out of 40 gymnasts.

Martha, Tilly, Evie, Emma, Amelie and Grace all passed with highly commended. Competing in regional Grade 3 was Holly James and Imogen Old, both gymnasts passing with highly commended, Holly just missing out on a distinction by only 0.25.

Competing her last regional grade, Grade 1, was Caitlin Rickard, who performed clean routines throughout, scoring an impressive 13.4 out of 14 on range and conditioning, leading the way to passing with distinction.

Jasmine Old, Mercina Markoutsas, Evangeline Wigmore, Lexi Cooper and Dottie Green, competed in the South West national grades held at Wiltshire.

Jasmine and Mercina both taking their first national grade, Grade 4, Jasmine passed with highly commended and Mercina a distinction. Mercina performed beautifully on beam placing fourth and finishing an impressive 11th out of 45 gymnasts.

Lexi and Evangeline both passed Grade 3 with highly commended, Lexi just missing out on a distinction by 0.4.

Last to compete was Dottie, competing in Grade 2, after battling with continuous injury, she passed with highly commended.

The following weekend the club entered 18 gymnasts into Rising Stars competition held in Bath.

The first round saw Jessica Emery, Maisey Emery and Ellie-Mai Marshall compete in the Under-7 novice, this was the girls first experience of competition outside the club.

The girls took the top three places on floor, Maisey taking the bronze, Ellie-Mai the silver and Jessica gold.

On the trampettete, Ellie-Mai took bronze and Jessica the gold. Ellie-Mai also picked up a silver medal on vault. Overall, Maisey was placed fourth, Ellie-Mai second and Jessica first, winning her first gold medal and trophy.

In the Under-7 intermediate competition, competing for the club was Macie Thatcher and Mia Musgrove. These two dominated the category, medalling on every piece of apparatus.

Macie took the silver on trampettete and floor, with teammate Mia taking gold on trampettete, floor and bronze on vault. Overall, Macie took the silver and Mia gold, winning the club their second trophy.

Martha Smith, Amelia Bristow and Catrin Williamson competed in the Under-9 intermediate. Martha took the bronze on trampettete, Catrin the silver on vault, and Amelie the bronze on floor. Overall, Catrin took the bronze.

In the Under-9 advanced competition, Emma Gadsden, Izzy Cornish and Grace Ferris competed. On the vault Izzy took the bronze with Emma taking gold.

On the floor, Izzy took the silver next to Grace taking the gold. Overall, Grace took the bronze medal.

Sophie Collins, Tilly Hathway competed in the Under-9 novice, these girls only train a few hours a week and was their first competition outside the club.

Sophie placed second on floor and vault and placed first on trampette, with Tilly placed first on floor and vault. Overall, the girls took the top two spots, with Sophie taking the silver and Tilly gold.

In the Under-11 novice, Charlotte Jones took first on Floor, third on vault and was fourth overall. Lily placed second on floor, first on vault and took the overall silver.

Holly James and Ellie Starling were next to compete, Holly being an experienced competitor competed with confidence. She was placed third on trampette, first on vault, second on floor and took the overall gold medal and fourth trophy of the day in the Under-13 advanced competition.

Ellie Starling was placed overall fifth in the Under-13 novice competition, Ellie only trains two hours a week and again was a first experience in competition.

Last to compete in the final round of the day was Imogen Old competing in the Under-13 advanced and Grace Knight in the Under-11 Intermediate.

Imogen performed beautifully on floor taking the gold and took bronze on trampette, an unfortunate fall on vault, meant she just missed out on the gold medal and finished in overall silver position.

Grace had a superb first time competing for the club, taking the gold on both floor and vault and the silver on trampette and the gold medal and trophy overall, bringing the club’s total to five trophies.

Congratulations to all the gymnasts, they have all worked incredibly hard for months in preparation for these competitions working tirelessly perfecting and practicing routines.

J21 Gymnastics offers a variety of classes including pre-school, free running, adult classes, tumbling alongside the artistic programme.

If you would like any information about becoming a member of the club, please visit the website www.j21gymnasticsc.com visit our Facebook page or call 01934 613833.

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