Strength in depth at Weston gym club

PUBLISHED: 16:05 03 November 2010

Weston Gymnastics Club

Weston Gymnastics Club


WESTON Aerobic Gymnastic Club took 11 of their their new competitive gymnasts and four national level gymnasts to a day long competition in Gosport.

WESTON Aerobic Gymnastic Club took 11 of their their new competitive gymnasts and four national level gymnasts to a day long competition in Gosport.

With first time nerves playing a part for several gymnasts, the coaches were confident that the depth of strength and talent in the club would shine through, and the gymnasts all rose to the occasion and produced some excellent gymnastics.

Weston gymnasts not only bought home an array of medals, but also scored the highest score in both sections, Isidora Vucicevic in the RAC and Cara Short in the NAC.

In the RAC section for novice gymnasts, nine-year-old Isidora Vucicevic won her section, well ahead of her nearest rival with a clean and confident routine and will now move up to the next level to compete at national championships next year.

In the 11-12 year old age groups, Weston medalled in every category entered, with female individuals Cally Bullock winning the silver medal and first time in individuals, Lucy Clarke winning the bronze.

Bullock then joined partner Ffion Dando to win another silver. In the same age group another gold medal was won by the trio of Lauryn Grainger, Issy Worral, Katie Edwards, with a routine that showed many improvements since the last competition.

The age 12-14 year old gymnasts followed the lead shown by the younger girls and won medals across the board. Female individual Grace Maggs remains unbeaten this year and can be justifiably proud of another well produced routine.

First time competing together didn’t hold back pairs Jasmine Styles and Courtney Hewwett, who won gold and the trio of Lucy Clarke, Lucy Williams, Grace Magg finished this section of the competition with another gold to add to the collection.

At national level, Weston took a small squad, and were delighted with getting two medals in the 12-14 female individuals with Cara Short storming to the gold medal and Dani Lintern getting the bronze, with a clean and well executed routine.

Weston have now formed a display squad, to perform at festivals throughout the year and are looking for gymnasts age seven and up who love dance and would like to start training within the club’s strong development programme.

For details of how to get started with Weston Aerobic Gymnastics, contact Debbie Saunders on 07779 802110.

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