Weston gymnasts enjoy excellent results at British Championships
PUBLISHED: 09:23 02 September 2016
Weston Aerobic Gymnastics Club enjoyed an excellent time at the British Championship Series at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
The British Championship Series was held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool for the second year running, where Weston Aerobic Gymnastics Club finished on top.
The championships started with the NAC level and Weston were dominant at this level right from the start. In the youngest age category (10-11 years), George Weall showed off his potential for the future claiming two gold medals, one individual and one with his partner Olivia Damerell.
In the same age category, the trio of Erin Aggett, Keira Wilderspin and Laila Astill, won a silver medal for their beautiful routine.
In age group one (12-14 years), the boys continued to shine. George Richardson won gold, while team-mate Matthew Maynard took bronze. George teamed up with his partner Lucie Antoine in the mixed pairs category and claimed a bronze.
Moving up to age group two (15-17 years), the experienced gymnasts took two golds. Lara Hunt, Elleanor Atwell and Victoria Kemmish won the first gold with their well-executed trio routine. Lara, Elleanor and Victoria joined Anna Cates and Sophie Tucker to take their second gold as a group.
Last up in NAC were the seniors - Emily Antoine, Courtney Hewett and Amy Bond. In her final competition, Emily took the gold medal with a well rounded performance. After a long successful career as a Weston gymnast this was a great way to finish.
Team-mate Courtney claimed the silver medal in the same category. Courtney paired up with Amy to win gold with a clean routine.
The youngest competitors were next to show off their skills at their first British Championships. There were three gymnasts competing in the foundation (9 years) age categories - Jasmine Dight, Charlie Baker and Jack Harvey.
In only her second-ever competition, Jasmine won a silver medal against tough competition.
Not to be outdone, the boys also delivered an exciting competition. Charlie claimed gold and Jack silver. The foundation second gold came when Jas and Charlie paired up to win.
Last up were the elite gymnasts at FIG level. As the competition is so tough, the girls had to compete in a qualifying round first. Tianna Marshall, Xena Hewitt and Keira Landen sailed through to the finals.
Again Weston were strong in the national development age group. With a stunning routine, Lola Lawrence won her second national event this year, while Nancy Law also claimed her second silver medal.
Toby Baker also scooped gold with a dynamic routine. Toby and Lola paired up to earn their second gold medal and British title. The pair are unbeaten this year, both nationally and internationally.
Moving up to age group one, Tianna showed her class by taking the silver medal as the youngest individual in the field, while Lewis Harvey also won a gold.
The group of Tianna, Molly Brown, Gemma Handley, Bella Styles and Ellie Hayes fought hard and produced a flawless routine to also claim gold and British title. The group also got the highest final score of this age category.
In age group two, Keira Landen displayed her new routine, which won her a silver medal. In the trio category, Maddy Reynolds and Isi Vucicevic had a new team-mate - Ellie Hayes. This new combination proved successful as they took a silver medal.
The Weston gymnasts looked powerful, professional and were a joy to watch. Congratulations go to the team of coaches for producing such amazing results.