Gymnasts in good form ahead of world cup competition

PUBLISHED: 15:01 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:02 24 October 2018

Weston Aerobic Gymnastics

Weston Aerobic Gymnastics


Eight of the 10 Weston Aerobic Gymnastics members competing at the Suki Championships in Gosport fly out to represent Great Britain at the Plovdiv World Cup.

Weston Aerobic Gymnastics took a small, but very successful squad to the Suki Championships in Gosport,

Eight of the 10 gymnasts taking part were competing as practice before flying out this week to represent Great Britain at the Plovdiv World Cup and open, and are looking fit and strong ready for their next challenge.

In the foundation category (age nine), Weston had two gymnasts competing and both did the club proud.

Performing a clean routine, Lily Jean Smith won gold, with clubmate Lola Walby hot on her heels, winning silver with a confident routine and showing great potential for the future.

Both girls have been selected by British Gymnastics technical committee to compete at international level next year, due to their potential talent and great results this year.

The rest of Weston’s competing gymnasts were all in the international section of the competition and in the next age group (10-11), Weston had just the one gymnast, Jasmine Dight, who delighted in showing the judges and audience her unique transitions and great skills to add another gold to her growing collection.

In the older age group of 12-14 years, Weston made a clean sweep, picking up gold in every category.

Individual male Lewis Harvey showed a new maturity and strength to get a personal best and the gold medal.

Individual women was again dominated by Weston, Lola Lawrence produced another personal best and this time the highest score for any British gymnast of this age group and the gold medal, with Nancy Law showing her elegance and high skill level for the silver medal.

Good timing and a fun routine got Seren Jones, Nancy Law, Katie Ferris the gold medal in the trios and they joined Lola Lawrence and Molly Brown for the last time the popular and world medal winning routine is performed in this country to add another gold medal to the team’s collection.

These gymnasts join the rest of the British team this week and fly to Bulgaria with their coaches, Kat and Deb Saunders to represent Great Britain. Nigel Saunders is travelling with the team and head of delegation.

While these coaches and gymnasts are away, the rest of the club are busy in preparation for their stunning gala at Weston’s Playhouse on November 25. Don’t miss this stunning dance and gymnastics display.

If you think your child has potential to train to compete at the highest level or want them to have great fun at a top level club, email

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