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Gymnasts of all ages from the Wiltshire School of Gymnastics in Melksham have recently taken part in their first competitions of 2014 with some great results.
Wiltshire Teams: This is a team competition of up to five members (minimum of three) with the top three scores on each piece of apparatus counting towards the team total. The competition was split into various age categories.
This is a voluntary competition and all gymnasts compete on all pieces of apparatus – Vault, bars, beam and floor.
Under 9s – Team Gold – Polly Boother, Azara Firth, Abby Hemmens, Violet Browne.
Under 11s – Wiltshire School of Gymnastics A team – Silver – Zoe Hunt, Caitlin Mander, Brooke Johnson, Holly Pearce.
Wiltshire School of Gymnastics B team – Gold – Erin Vincent,Georgia Gregson, Merlo Jewell, Evie Garrett.
Under 13s – Wiltshire School of Gymnastics – A team – Bronze – Catherine Gamble, Imogen Cartwright, Abbie Elms.
Wiltshire School of Gymnastics B team – Silver – Maddie Poh, Alex Purbrick, Megan Redpath, Thea Wakeham, Emily Young.
South West Springboard: This is a regional competition which attracts dozens of gymnasts from all over the south west.
The competition is split into three age groups with 50 plus gymnasts competing in some categories. The age groups are 9/10 years, 11/12 years and 13/14 years.
The gymnasts compete on all 4 pieces of equipment – Vault, bars, beam and floor.
As well as being awarded overall medals the gymnasts were also given ribbons for finishing in the top three on each piece of apparatus.
Results were as follows:
9/10 years – Zoe Hunt – Silver overall, Beam-1st • Brooke Johnson – Bronze overall • Holly Pearce – 4th overall • Azara Firth – 16th overall, Beam-3rd • Caitlin Mander – 28th overall • Abby Hemmens – 38th overall.
11/12 years – Erin Vincent – Gold overall, Bars-2nd, Beam-2nd • Merlo Jewell – 4th overall • Georgia Gregson – 14th overall • Evie Garrett – 25th overall • Catherine Gamble – 19th overall, Vault-2nd.
13/14 years – Imogen Cartwright – 6th overall, Bars-3rd • Abbie Elms – 10th overall.