Fenton Manor Sports Complex was packed with the crowd wowed by a weekend of incredible acrobatic gymnastics action at the 2018 British Championships. Teamwork, choreography, skill, strength and flexibility were shown in every routine across the two-day competition which brought together gymnasts from all over the country to battle for the prestigious titles.
With this event also forming part of the trial process as partnerships aim to make the Great Britain team for the forthcoming World Championships and World Age-Group competitions, the gymnasts rose to the pressure and put in superb displays across the board.
In the senior category the women’s group was the most hotly contested event. The gold medal went to Jennifer Bailey, Kira Dunn and Roxanna Parker from Richmond with a score of 28.150. Adam Upcott and Charlie Taite from Spelthone scored 28.250 for the men’s pair gold with Elin Davies and Tamsin Rippin of West Street taking the women’s pair title.
In the 13-19 category, Finlay Gray and Frazer Windows (Spelthorne) took the combined men’s pair gold and Grace Monchar and Nyree Williams (King Edmund) the women’s pair title. The mixed pair gold medal went to Finlay Cochrane and Kirsten Owen of King Edmund and the women’s group event was won by Acrobay gymnasts Erin Henderson, Sacha Muir and Chloe Rowlands . In the 12-18yrs age group combined finals, the women’s pair event was won by Spelthorne’s Zoe Schubert and Francesca Turner, the women’s group by Sofia Bennett, Lucy Gamble and Ruby Riekstins of Richmond and the mixed pair by Jordan Franklin and Ella Sanz Hanna from Heathrow . The men’s group saw Daniel Axford, Max Crawford and Cameron Patrick Lothian of Spelthorne take gold with Sam Large and Sammi Nassman of Tigers Acrobatic Gymnastics winning the men’s pairs event.
In the 11-16 age group the men’s group dynamic gold went to Spelthorne’s Jack Clegg, Bradley Gold, Jake Tuner and Harry Watson and the men’s pair dynamic title to Archie Collier and Andrew Morris-Hunt (Spelthorne) .The mixed pair balance gold medal was won by Cheri-May Cunningham and Joseph Hill from Wakefield, with Molly Berry, Sumaiya Hines and Trudie Roper from Heathrow taking the women’s group title and Lucy Kavanagh and Eloise Roberts-Day of Oxford talking top spot in the dynamic women’s pair.
Full results can be found here.
All of the routines from the weekend will soon be available to view through GymNet and the BG Score app using your British Gymnastics membership details. We will be posting a selection of routines or photos across social media in the coming days.