Magical time for local gymnasts

PUBLISHED: 14:50 16 March 2011

Gym Academy, Portishead

Gym Academy, Portishead


THE Academy of Gymnastics, Portishead, took 17 gymnasts to the USA recently for an international competition.

THE Academy of Gymnastics, Portishead, took 17 gymnasts to the USA recently for an international competition.

This is The Academy’s second international competition and was held in the sunshine state of Florida. The name of the competition was the Magical Classic.

The competition was over two days and The Academy gymnasts never seemed to be off the podium.

In the youngest Level 7 age group, Elosie Aitken was placed 2nd bars, 3rd beam and 1st floor, finishing 3rd overall. Lydia Baker was 6th overall (6th beam and 3rd floor).

Ellie Haberfield was 6th on bars and 8th overall and Ella Didcott was 15th overall

In the next age group, Phoebe Turner (1st bars 3rd vault and 1st floor) finished 1st overall. Madeline Hartnoll (6th vault 4th bars and 4th floor) 4th overall. Taylor Jewitt (2nd floor) 11th overall and Georgia Jakubczyk was 19th overall.

The third age group category, Lizzie Franklin (3rd bars) 7th overall, Isobel Babbage (2nd vault, 6th beam) 10th overall and Alice Best was placed 5th on vault and 14th overall.

In the final age group category, Autumn Barnes (3rd bars, 2nd beam and 4th floor) came 1st overall.

In the Level 8, Imogen Chan (2nd vault, 3rd bars, 1st beam and 1st floor) was 1st overall. In the next age group level, Billie-Jayne Corbett (2nd vault, 4th bars, 4th beam and 2nd floor) was also 1st overall.

Lucy Brett (1st vault, 1st bars, 2nd beam and 6th floor) was 1st overall, and Charlotte Punter, who only competed in two pieces was placed 14th overall.

In the final age group, Ruby Harrold only competed three pieces and was placed 1st bars, 2nd beam and 1st floor and was 13th overall.

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