With no less than 135 gymnasts split in two main sections – In Age Levels 4, 3 and 2 and Modified 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2 – the battle for the medals was going to be fierce.
In Round 1, 25 gymnasts divided in Level 4, 3 and 2 fought for a spot in the top 4, which would send them to National Finals.
In Level 4 the youngest Woking gymnast Amaea Dean started her competition on Floor with an elegant and poised routine, which placed her in the top 5 on this apparatus. Unfortunately a couple of mistakes on Vault and Bars sent her out of coveted top 4 and despite her clean Beam routine she ended up just outside the top 10 over all in very strong line-up.
Her team mate Charlie Lloyd had a mountain to climb facing some of the best gymnasts in the country in Level 2. A solid bar routine to start gave her the highest score on this piece, followed by a slightly shaky Beam and beautifully executed Floor and Vault to finish, earning a well deserved 3rd place over all with a total of 42.90.
The next round saw our modified level 4 girls Molly Harper and Sierra Payne. With a tough rotation draw - starting on Beam - both girls had some minor errors but soon pulled things back on track, showing great competitive spirt and maturity, both girls finishing within the top 10 with Molly earning joint 3rd on Bars and Sierra 3rd place on Vault and joint 3rd on Floor.
Next up in Modified 5 were another two of Woking’s youngsters Tamara Venter and Amy Smith. In 2006 years born section Tamara competed more than well on all 4 pieces to come 4th all around. In the 2005+ age category was Amy who showed her competitors how it should be done by winning her age category by over 2 whole marks and coming 1st on Bars, Beam and Floor as well as winning the trophy for the highest scoring gymnast in Modified level 5.
To top up the day in the last round was Isobel Metcalfe, whose elegance and graceful routines won her silver medal over all in Modified 3 and her team mate Chloe Gibson coming in top 10.
In Modified 2 Anna Gibson and Yasmin Denham were hot contenders for the all-around title. Showing some new tricks and improved routines throughout the competition there could’ve been only one champion in that grade and the title went to Anna Gibson with a total of 45.00 with Yasmin coming 3rd.
Well done to all gymnasts and coaches and a huge thank you to all parents and teammates who came and supported the girls.