Only a week after the Pegasus open the boys were back in action, the first round of the day our younger gymnasts took to the floor. In the U8 category the Woking boys took home a clean sweep, Jake Palmer took 1st place after yet another flawless performance, Ben Porter followed him closely finishing second with an excellent performance apart from a stumble on the vault, Jay Coote took home 3rd place after another consistent performance, 4th 5th and 6th was made up by Max Veo-Creek, Harrison Lamble, and Hayden Blackmun, these 3 boys also had very strong comps and showed much improvement from the last 2 comps.
Also competing in the morning were our U10 gymnasts, James Knott competed at the regional level and after another clean and competent performance took home the silver medal and excellent result for James. In the National level competition Oliver Porter took home 2nd place, after a mistake on the high bar he picked himself up and showed 5 strong routines. Jamaal Kashim finished 7th he had a strong comp but a fall on pommel unfortunately costing him a top 6 place. Tristan Lamble finished 13th with a few small errors in an otherwise good performance.
In the afternoon session it was the turn of our U12, U14 and U16 gymnasts. In the U12 age group there were a few wobble throughout the boys during the comp, but they pulled through to dominate the top 6. Joshua porter took home the gold medal, with Toby Splain finishing 3rd, Santo Fuoco finished 4th and showed of a new vault, Tom O’Connor finished in 6th place, and only a mistake on the pommel cost Dylan O’Rourke a place up there after an otherwise clean comp.
The U14s had 2 Woking boys, with only one fall between they both took a place in the top 6. Christian Fuoco took home the sliver medal after a strong performance, and team mate Rudi Moriano finished 4th again he performed very well.
James Miller was our oldest gymnast, and even with a crazy vault he had 5 strong pieces and so took home the gold medal.
Well done to all the boys that competed.
On the 17th June an International competition was held in Guimaraes Portugal for the very first time. Jamie Lewis was competing for Great Britain in the Under 18 Junior competition.
Jamie performed extremely well finishing in 1st place scoring 79.5 and helping Great Britain win the Team Gold over 8 marks ahead of 2nd placed Sweden. Jamie also qualified for 5 finals. On the 18th June Jamie had a great day in the apparatus Finals. Jamie came 1st on Floor, Rings and High Bar and 2nd on Pommels and Parallel Bars.
It was a very positive weekend and with the European Youth Olympic Festival only 5 weeks away it was great preparation.
Congratulations to all of our floor and vault competition group that competed in the Surrey Key steps Competition on Sunday 11th June. Considering that for most of the gymnasts this was their first regional competition they all did exceptionally well without letting nerves get the better of them. In Round 1 Woking was very successful with all the boys remembering their routines and completing their vault to the best of their ability. All the boys finished with a medal with particular mention to Finley Geaney, Sam Polcaro and Archie Sturt who all came away with Gold medals.
Round 2 saw our key steps girls and one boy compete. They all did extremely well and all their practise in the gym paid off for all the gymnasts. The girls all performed their routines beautifully with nearly no wobbles and a very excited Ethan completed both his floor and vault without a hitch. Everyone who competed in this round placed in the top 5 of their category and a special mention to Charlotte Stedman, Ethan Laurent and Aurora Gray-Pearson who all received gold medals.
Woking’s team of 12 gymnasts enjoyed a very successful morning, winning a total of 6 golds, 3 silvers, and 1 bronze medal.
Well done to all gymnasts who competed!
Saturday’s competition started with the U12 age group, Woking had 5 boys competing, Toby Splain had a very competent competition, and finished 4th all around and took home a silver medal on vault. Josh Porter Finished 5th he had a few wobbles on but pulled through with some strong scores to take home the gold medal on floor and high bar. Santo Fuoco finished a very respectable 6th in his first U12 competition he also took home the bronze on high bar, Tom O’Connor and Dylan O’Rourke both also in their first U12 competition place 9th and 10th respectively both with very tidy routines throughout, Dylan also picked up a bronze on the pbars.
That afternoon saw the turn of our U14 and U18 gymnasts. In the U14 category only 2 gymnasts ended up competing, Laurence Butler was a late withdrawal with a very unfortunate incident in warm up. Christian Fuoco and Rudi Moriano were the gymnasts left, both had a few wobbles and falls through the comp, with Rudi placing 10th and Christian finishing 13th. James Miller was our lone competitor in the U18 competition, he had a very clean comp with some solid scores meaning he finished 8th.
Bright and early on the Sunday morning it was the turn of our U8 gymnasts, 6 of our youngest gymnasts took to the field and produced some very strong results, Jake Palmer took 1st all around along with 5 golds and 1 bronze through the apparatus, a very dominant performance, Ben Porter wasn’t far behind with very strong routine he finished 2nd all around and taking home 2 gold and 3 silver. Jay Coote had a brilliant comp and finished 4th all around and took home 1 silver and 2 bronze through the apparatus, Max Veo-Creek had another strong comp and finished 7th all around, Harrison Lamble and Hayden Blackmun both showed significant improvements from their last comp and finished 9th and 15th respectively.
The next session featured our U9 and U10 gymnasts, only one Woking bot competed in the U9, James Knott had a clean and competent comp with a slight mistake on the pbars but finished a very healthy 17th. In the U10 there was 3 boys competing. Oliver Porter had a strong comp finishing 2nd all around and taking home 1 gold 2 silver and 2 bronze from the apparatus, Jamaal Kashim performed very well on 4 apparatus but a wobble and fall on the pbars and pommel hit his score a little, even with the mistakes he finished a creditable 13th, Tristan Lamble was the other competitor, he had a good comp just few missed handstands and a wobble on the pommel but 4 strong pieces placed him 21st.
Well done to all the boys who competed over the weekend.
Congratulations to our floor and vault gymnasts that competed in the Tumble and Trampette competition on the 11th June 2017.
Round 1 of the competition was busy with a total of 11 gymnasts competing. Although tumble and trampette aren’t the regular pieces our gymnasts tend to compete in all the gymnasts competed with confidence. After successfully competing their two different tumbles and two different trampette jumps the coaches and gymnasts were all pleased with the competition and awaited results. With lots of gymnasts across the region competing and a couple of wobbles the competition was tough and the gymnasts all did really well. A special mention was to Tegan Fookes who finished with a gold medal.
Round 2 saw even more gymnasts competing and again although the gymnasts aren’t too used to competing a tumble and trampette jumps, they all competed with poise and elegance. All gymnasts competed to the best of their ability with ease, and all came away with a medal. A very successful round of competition for Woking, with mention to Esme Finch, Frederick Mushrafi, Josh Lines and Archie Johnson who all came away with gold medals.
Woking’s team of 25 gymnasts performed very well and resulted in Woking receiving 5 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 5 bronze medals!
Well done to all those who competed!