Gymnasts shine at national championship

PUBLISHED: 09:50 03 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:31 24 May 2010

WESTON Aerobic Gymnastics Club have had the most successful national championships in their history, winning more gold medals than any other club at national level

WESTON Aerobic Gymnastics Club have had the most successful national championships in their history, winning more gold medals than any other club at national level.At the Alex Strachen Cup event in Bracknell, day one was the national level and Weston dominated every category entered. Newcomers Matthew Saunders and Dani Lintern opened with an outstanding performance to achieve gold in both the male individual and pairs at foundation level, in their debut national championship. A year of hard work paid off for Jessica Taylor, Ellen Owen and Rosie Hitchins who came top of the national development trios with an entertaining routine.Weston again dominated the strong Group One pairs event with Flora Lacy and Olivia Owen executing a polished performance to win gold, narrowly beating team-mates Lucy Bladon and Jade Hayes to silver.In Group Two, Becky Rose drew on her vast pairs and trios experience to come through and get the bronze medal against a large field of competitors in her first competition as female individual.The senior trio of Emma Berry, Becky Rose and Faye Cheeseborough closed the first day of the competition with a highly entertaining routine to achieve gold.The second day of competition was the international level and Weston again outperformed their previous best.Group One trio Kirsty Harvey, Gemma Barnfield and Trina Rose got their highest score so far in competition to finish fifth in a strong category.Group Two trio Katherine Saunders, Rachel Harvey and Sadie Berry were overjoyed to win at their first time at this high level of competition with the highest score ever achieved by the club and a routine that showed their skills off to perfection.Weston's move into full-time training premises at the Potteries and all the hard training during the upheaval has more than paid off and the international level gymnasts travel to Italy this week to compete and then to train at the European training camp.

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