gymnasts celebrate medal wins at south west event
of Highbridge's Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastics Club are celebrating
this week after winning two gold medals, one silver and two bronzes
at the South West Acrobatics Gymnastics Prelims.
event, held in Taunton, saw the Monarchs competing against 15
other clubs from across the south west region to try and to gain
first place in each category and represent the region at the National
Finals in Stoke-on-Trent in May.
new partnerships in the Grade 1 Women's Pairs, Elloise Darby and
Gina Cumberlidge, Casey House and Karen Lee, competed in a very
large category this year and performed two superb routines.
Warburton, Olivia Augar and Victoria Prior achieved a fantastic
sixth place in the Grade 1 Womens Groups after performing a very
2 Womens Pairs, Katie Hoskins and Gracie Huggins, executed a very
artistic routine to claim the gold medal in their category. They
will be competing at the Regional Finals in May, representing
the South West. They will also be competing in Portugal next week.
routine of Grade 2 Womens Group, Emmy Dymond, Tallulah Harris
and Sophie McGrath, was rated at a very high difficulty and they
gained 12th position in a very large category.
2 Mens Pairs, Charlie Dymond and Thomas Hicks, demonstrated a
very fluent routine, performed with confidence, and they claimed
the Gold Medal. Unfortunately, due to being out of age, they will
not be able to compete in the Finals in Stoke.
Grade 2 Womens Group was represented by new partnership Mia Rowlands,
Maddie Rose and Riannon Love who won the Bronze Medal with a superb
performance. It was Riannon's first competition and yet her coach
Chloe Sadiq said: "She took it all in her stride!"
3 Womens Pairs proved to be a very competitive grouping between
Gold and Silver positions, with Monarchs Jazmine Bassett and Ellie
Petrie holding onto the Silver Medal position through two very
confident routines. They will also be competing at the British
Competition in Stoke later this year.
a very traumatic training period the Grade 3 Womens Group Monarchs
trio of Emily Woolley, Alice Kelson and Shauna Cross successfully
completed their routines, after Shauna recently recovered from
breaking her arm, they gained 8th position which has boosted their
confidence ready to compete in Portugal next week.
House, Eloise Baker and Holly Grainger just missed out on the
Bronze Medal achieving 4th place in their first competition together.
Despite being worried about their balance, they performed two
Dymond and Natasha Stockham, now competing at Grade 4 level won
a fabulous Bronze Medal. Due to a technical error, their music
stopped and both girls continued their routine without a fault.
The girls will also be competing in Portugal next week.
event was very exciting and enjoyable and all the members of the
Club who competed did exceptionally well. We are all proud of
their achievements," said Lindsey Sylvester, club parent.