It was wonderful to be back in the regional competition arena after 18months!
Ellie opened the event competing first in the bronze category.
She made history for our club becoming the first Wetherby gymnast to perform a yurchenko over a vault in competition.
This vault is named after the Russian gymnast Natalia Yurchenko who was the first gymnast to roundoff on to the springboard and flic over the vault.
Ellie placed 6th on the vault and has inspired her fellow Wetherby gymnasts to follow her lead on this skill.
She went on to perform her first successful double twisting back somersault in competition placing an excellent 6th on floor and then displayed her courage under pressure performing her first somersault on beam. I am so proud of your 8th place ribbon Ellie well done.
The next day the senior gymnasts started the day off with a bang.
Emily Parrett achieved a silver medal on vault, 5th on bars and 6th on beam. She smiled her way through her floor routine. Performing high somersaults to become joint champion with Eleanor on this piece and achieving a super silver medal overall.
Eleanor has gained so much confidence and elegance during the last 18months. She placed an excellent 4th on the beam, and became joint floor Yorkshire champion. Awesome Eleanor!
Her consistency, precision and high quality skills lead her to a fantastic bronze medal overall.
The next round
Sophie also performed the difficult yurchenko vault to place 4th on this piece, steely determination on beam only needing a slight adjustment despite missing her foot on a split leap landing to place 10th, excellent amplitude of swing on bars to place 8th, twisted and somersaulted well on floor to place 6th. To achieve a 4th place ribbon overall. Well done Sophie. Performances to be proud of.
Emily Usher performed a strong 1/2 twist on vault to place 8th, confident backward twisting somersault to place 8th on floor, her first short clear in competition to place 10th on bars. A rock steady performance on beam to place 4th on this apparatus and a strong 9th place ribbon overall. Well Done Emily!
The last competition of the weekend
Martha performed a strong sole circle and 1/2 on vault. Competed a back walkover into a tuck somersault dismount off the beam for the first time. Well done Martha.
Lulu placed an excellent fifth on beam, 10th on vault and dared to Schuschunova on floor winning a brilliant bronze medal on this apparatus.
Libby or “Miss Consistency” this weekend. Such strong performances on all 4 apparatus. Placed 4th on beam with an excellent Russian lever and somersault dismount, 6th on the bars and 8th place ribbon overall.
Katie also performed the difficult yurchenko vault to become Yorkshire champion on this piece. Achieving the bronze medal on bars with her first short clear in competition. She danced, somersaulted and leapt to “get ready for this” to become Yorkshire champion on Floor. Placing 5th on beam with a confident and clean performance. As a result Katie’s total score over all 4 apparatus was simply unbeatable and she is the new Age 13 Yorkshire Champion.
It was a super weekend for our Club. I’m so proud of what we achieved together. I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Nobbs for her excellent coaching and to Sharon for supporting us all weekend.