Another weekend, another competition for some of our gymnasts. On Sunday 17th November our Copper 1, Copper 2, Bronze, Diamond and Silver gymnasts were competing in the IAIGC Competition at Kingston Gymnastics Centre in Milton Keynes. This competition is not only a chance to win a medal or two but is also a qualifying competition for the World Championships in 2020!
Our Copper 1 gymnasts got the day off to a great start with them all gaining qualifying scores for Worlds! To add to that Ava B book Bronze on the Bars (9years) and Miley C took Bronze on Vault and Ciara B took our first gold of the day on the beam (both 10 years). Along with Tallulah H (6 years) all the girls put in strong performances in all 4 disciplines.
Following on from Copper 1 , the Copper 2 gymnasts were next to perform. Lyla R (8years) , Ava W and Emily B (both 9 years), Erin T and Miya Chan (10 years) all performed extremely well against tough competition to post strong scores and executing great routines and vaults.. Our first medal in Copper 2 went to Catherine P with a Bronze on the beam in the 11 years age group. Her fellow age group member Lauren J earnt a respectable 5th place on the bars. Our next gold medal went to Layla AS on the vault and Amelia V was close to the the medals in the 13 years age group with 4th places on both bars and beam.
As we moved into the higher levels more medals were heading to Star-Tastic gymnasts! With 4 gymnasts in the Bronze level they took 11 medals between them! Lacie-Lou B (11) took 3 Bronzes in Floor, Beam and Bars and Wai K (12) W took three Silvers in the same three disciplines plus a Bronze on vault. Samantha C (14) followed that with a gold on Vault and Bronzes in the other 3 disciplines. Mae R (10) also had 4 Top 6 performances under her belt as well.
Our older gymnasts did not disappoint either and nailed their floor and bar routines, vaults and beam performances. In Diamond 12 years category all three girls got at least one medal with Susanna M taking 3 Silvers, Maya B 1 Gold and 2 Bronze and Sophie J a Bronze. Grace C (14 years) also grabbed 3 medals in the Floor, Vault and Beam. Finally Alicia G took a clean sweep of Silvers in the 17 years category.
(18). Jane took Silver on Floor and Beam along with a Bronze on Vault; Liberty placed Silver on the Vault as did Emse on the Beam who also took Bronze behind Liberty on the Vault. Completing our clean sweep on the Vault podium was Victoria with Gold to go with her Bronze on bars.
We are so proud of all of our gymnasts for the performances on the day as well as all the hard work they put into training week in and week out.