Arun gymnasts did so Wells in Tunbridge

Eleven gymnasts from Arun Gymnastics Club made the long journey to Tunbridge Wells for an invitational floor and vault competition.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:38 am
Arun gymnasts at Tunbridge Wells
Arun gymnasts at Tunbridge Wells

It was for gymnasts at intermediate, advanced and bronze, silver and gold standards and they were split into categories according to age and weekly training hours.

With seven rounds it was a long day for gymnasts and coaches alike and when it over-ran considerably it was difficult for gymnasts to keep focused – but seven of the Arun’s 11 gymnasts coame home with an award.

Medals and fourth-to-sixth rosettes were awarded for combined score only.

The highest Arun finisher was Eva Rennie in the eight-hour advanced girls’ 2004-05 category. Her consistency saw her place third on floor and vault and her total score won her silver.

Millie Watkins and Emilia Grochala were in the same category. Millie won bronze helped by a fabulous second place on vault, and Emilia’s equal third on floor helped her to the sixth-place rosette.

Lucy Woolmer and Brooklyn Santer-Smith competed in the five-hour advanced 2004+ category and both scored the same on floor – but Lucy’s first place on vault gave her overall bronze medal. Brooklyn’s second on vault earned her fourth-place rosette.

Charlotte Matthews performed consistently and picked up the fifth-place rosette in the four-hour intermediate 2002-03 category.

Erin Green, in the eight-hour bronze 2002-04 group, put in a fantastic performance to take second on vault in the severely-delayed last round to finish with the overall bronze.

A special mention should also go to Megan Shepherd who had a really strong first-place vault in the four-hour intermediate 2005+ category.

Overall it was a great day for Arun and coaches Carolyn Millar, Tracey Angell and Maddie Angell were extremely proud of the way all the gymnasts fared.

Top row from Left to Right: Olivia Baggott, Grace Callaway, Megan Shepherd, Cerys Dickinson and Charlotte Matthews

Bottom Row from L to R: Millie Watkins, Eva Rennie, Brooklyn Santer-Smith, Erin Green and Lucy Woolmer

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