Our intermediate floor and vault competitive gymnasts took part in the South East regional competition held on Sunday 15th July at Guildford Spectrum. 14 gymnasts took part in the regional event and they all showed some fantastic routines.
In round one Josephine Clark, Gracie Beight, Jamie Simons and Amelie Power all showed very clean floor routines in the 2011-2010 age group. Amelie and Jamie both received joint 3rd position, Gracie wasn’t far behind in 5th and to finish the group Josephine finished in 7th. In the 2009 age group Tallulah Gurney showed lots of improvement on the vault to finish in 8th position. To finish the round Elwyn Dury competed in the 2007 age group, after a great routine on floor placed in 1st to become regional champion.
Round two saw Jacob Gurden pick up the gold medal in the 2004 age group becoming regional champion, slightly behind was Ben Gurden who placed 2nd just 0.1 behind. Holly Scanlon showed confidence throughout the competition to place 11th in the very large 2006 age category. After a small wobble on vault Ethan Laurent performed a fantastic floor routine to finish in 3rd place within the 2009-2010 age group. Finally our boys competing in the 2008-2009 age group had a brilliant competition, John Burthom placed 8th, Ben O’Connor 5th, Josh Lines 3rd and Darko Downer 2nd.
Well done to all gymnasts who took part in the event.
On Sunday 14th July Woking sent a team of 5 boys to compete in the U14 British Teams. Rudi Moriano, Joel Ireland, Charlie Rose, Laurence Butler and Josh Porter. The boys started their competition on Rings and hit 5 clean routines, they followed that up with a good round of Vaults. Unfortunately P bars was not so successful, Rudi and Joel hit clean routines but there were mistakes throughout the rest of the team, High bar followed in a similar pattern and with falls through the team the boys struggled to put a decent score together. Floor was a lot better with all the boys making their routines. Then it came to Pommel Horse some of the boys completed routines, but the team had to count a number of falls towards their score. The team finished 10th with a score of 250.1.
On Sunday 2nd July 2018 Our Bronze, Silver and Gold gymnasts participated in the South East regional floor & vault competition held at the spectrum. Our gymnasts showed some beautiful routines and powerful vaults as they aimed to achieve the qualifying score to move to the next category of competition.
Round one began with Leila Ricketts competing in the bronze category. She performed well in a large group to finish in 9th position. In the silver level Riley Morris experienced her first competition since moving up from bronze and finished in a respectable 5th place, Tamara Venter also placed in 3rd slightly ahead of her team mate. To finish the round Toby Spencer competed in the bronze boy’s category, finishing in second place.
In Round two we had two of our boys competing. Jesse Holmes showed some great routines and took home the gold to become regional champion at bronze level aged 15+. Alex Fairhurst also showed his experience when competing and placed first to become regional champion of the gold category aged 15+.
The final round of the day saw Isabel Fearn, Kate Lee, Hannah Doran, Jessica Weekes and Ellie Raby compete against in a very tough competition at silver level. All of the girls showed confidence and class when performing their routines. Amy Smith showed an elegant floor routine and finished in third place. The round finished with Team mates Sophie Padua and Heather Denham finishing in the top two positions within the Silver category aged 16+. Sophie picked up a silver medal and Heather a gold to become regional champion.