Wow what an afternoon, the Highs, the Lows, the Team Spirit!
Starting the competition on beam is always a challenge and the girls were positive and determined in their approach. Unfortunately Matilda missed her foot on a roundoff somersault dismount in the warm up and suffered a painful injury.
The competition had to go on and Matilda was determined to perform for the team. The girls showed their strong team spirt, sharing and supporting every moment. Matilda bravely battled through her beam routine, performing an excellent flic on what was later found to be a fractured knuckle.
Moving to floor the coaches decided to withdraw Matilda from the competition and send her off for x-rays. She wouldn’t leave without cheering her team through all of their tumbles first.
The team was down to 4 gymnasts, with every routine counting the girls fought hard on Vault and Bars to conclude the competition in sixth place.
Grace performed the beam routine of her life, performing her acro series and completing the routine without wobble to place a fantastic 3rd on beam and sixth overall.
Eleanor prepared well leading up the competition. Performing a much improved vault and bar routine for the team when it was needed most.
Ellie performed a huge vault to place 3rd on this apparatus. Rocking the floor with clean tumbling and difficult leaps to place 3rd on floor.
Emily stepped up for the team. Performing her first front somersault into roundoff on the floor and sticking her beam routine with a new difficult mount.
Thanks go to Nichola Wood for judging and Mrs Nobbs for floor management.