Woking Gymnastics Club had 4 gymnasts competing in 3 different age categories.
On Friday the Under 16 and Under 18 age groups were competing in what turned out to be the longest competition ever held in Great Britain with over 70 competitors. Woking’s Jamie Lewis, Lorenzo Carrozzo and Timothy McCarthy were competing.
Jamie was looking to retain his 2015 Under 16 British title and got off to a lovely start with a strong Rings routine and high level Vault. Unfortunately a fall on his dismount on Parallel bars and a scruffy High bar kept it tight at the top. Jamie performed a stunning Floor routine to qualify for the Masters Floor Final on Sunday and it all came down to the last apparatus, his favourite; Pommels! Jamie went for his huge 16.5 start score and performed it like a World Class performer until his dismount. Jamie had suffered from a Virus for several weeks before the competition and his stamina suffered and he made a small costly error in his dismount. The mistake cost Jamie a Pommel Masters Final place but was enough to see him take the All-Around Title again scoring a total of 81.650. He also was crowned Under 16 Floor, Pommel and Rings Champion and finished 3rd on Parallel bars and High bar.
Lorenzo Carrozzo has developed into a lovely gymnast and showed once again he can mix it with the best in Britain. Lorenzo performed brilliantly finishing an amazing 4th place scoring 74.400.
Timothy McCarthy was competing in the Under 18 age category and apart from High bar performed some lovely routines scoring 72.100 and finishing 12th.
On Saturday the seniors took centre stage. Miki Chu was competing on Pommels from Woking. Miki unfortunately fell twice on his complex combination scoring 10.800 and finished 25th.
On Sunday the British Masters Championship took place, where the Top 8 gymnasts from all 3 age categories compete to become British Apparatus Master. Jamie Lewis after his impressive performance on the Friday in the Under 16 age group qualified for the Floor which was for the first time ever, Live on the BBC! Jamie held his nerve competing against current World Floor silver medallist Max Whitlock and scored 14.175 and finishing a very respectable 5th place.
It was an amazing weekend of gymnastics and Woking once again showed we have some of the best junior gymnasts in the World!! Well done to all coaches.