gymnasts in action at British Championships
group of 11 gymnasts from Highbridge's Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastics
Club have competed at the British Championships in Stoke-on-Trent
with more successes.
many of the young gymnasts this was their first time competing
at the prestigious event.
The weekend began with the 11-16 women's pairs, Jazmine Bassett
and Ellie Petrie, performing two superb routines - the first being
their balance routine which was executed well, followed later
in the day by their dynamic routine.
girls' mums said they were very proud to see them competing at
such a high level at the championships.
in the same category were Alice Dymond and Natasha Stockham. It
was their first time competing at the British Championships and
they did exceptionally well and qualified for the finals the next
managed to receive their personal best score for their final routine.
The competition was very high and they were pleased at getting
into the finals in their first time at the championships.
mums were very proud of the girls and said it had been a "fantastic
experience" for them.
The Men's 4, competing in the 12-18 Mens group, Connor and
Sean McKenna, Jacob Baker and Joseph Blake, performed two very
confident and difficult routines.
gained a place in the finals, where they performed a combined
routine of both balance and tempo. The boys were pleased to bring
home the silver medal -0 making their parents very proud.
Monarchs also had a women's trio competing in the 13-19 Womens
group - Sophie McArdle, Crystal Hale and Ellie Cater - who performed
two perfect routines that also gained them a place in the finals.
performed a combined routine and were placed a very respectable
fourth place. Father Clive Hale said: "We are very proud
of the girls - the championships is a competition for the 'Best
of the Best' in British Acrobatics Gymnastics."
Pictured: The club's members in action at the British
Championships in Stoke-on-Trent (photos submitted)