International success for British gymnasts

lukestrongscalabisThere were multiple medals for our gymnasts over the weekend with events across disciplines in Germany and Portugal.

The biggest successes came in the trampoline, tumbling and DMT competitions at the Scalabis Cup Luke Strong took gold in the senior trampoline final scoring 57.550 for the title whilst Abigail Brown and Jessica Clark took silver and bronze respectively in the junior event having already taken team gold along with Erifilly Heonos.

In tumbling there were medals across the board and five of them gold. Dominic Mensah won the senior men’s title scoring 71.6 with Megan Kealy sealing women’s silver and Tilly Nash the bronze. Aimee Antonius and Kaitlin Lafferty were gold and silver in the juniors and Jack Leahy took under-14 gold. In the under-12’s Naana Oppon took female gold with Ben Collington-Mears taking mens gold and Sebastian Williams the silver.

Lastly in the DMT events, Kirsty Way took senior silver (66.1 points) and Ryan Devine the junior gold. In the under-12’s Scarlett Fletcher and Grace Owen won the gold and silver medals. Full results.

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In the women’s artistic gymnastics international in Germany our British girls Phoebe Jakubczyk ,Taeja James, Amelie Morgan, Zoe Simmons and Sioned Thomas took the team bronze scoring 153.300 against Italy, France, Switzerland and Germany. Individually Taeja James was the star performer scoring an impressive all-around score of 52.000 to give her silver. Full results.

Finally at the FIG Berlin Masters World Challenge Cup, Mimi Cesar scored 12.6 with ribbon, 12.850 with clubs, 11.7 with ball and 12.85 with hoop in her competition. Stephani Sherlock scoring 10.45 with ball, 11.8 with clubs, 11.5 with ball and 13.35 with ribbon. Both girls will be now looking ahead to the British Gymnastics Championship Series later this month.

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