Jodie, Katy and Holly star in new discipline

PUBLISHED: 13:11 02 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:14 24 May 2010

MEMBERS of Weston's J21 Gymnastics Club entered a sports acro tumbling competition, a new type of gymnastics discipline, and the three gymnasts

MEMBERS of Weston's J21 Gymnastics Club entered a sports acro tumbling competition, a new type of gymnastics discipline, and the three gymnasts taking part held their nerve in a strong competition. First to go was Katy Handsford (12) in the 12-14-year-old Grade 1 class. She tumbled really well to claim 11th place out of a group of 26 and was a great achievement for her.Holly Hobbes, aged 12, also did a great job in the 12-14-year-old Grade D class and achieved ninth place in her group. Jodie Donovan, aged 11, also tumbled well and claimed first place and the gold medal in her class, under 12-year-olds Grade 1, also scoring the highest overall points of the day. The results show that head coach Julie Kew and her new assistant, former world champion Rob Barton, can compete in this field of sports acro. Hopefully they can build on this success at the next competition on July 8 just in time for the club's first birthday at its permanent site in Warne Road.

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