Amelie Morgan makes European Championships history - British Gymnastics

Amelie Morgan makes European Championships history

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Amelie Morgan (Academy/Portishead) finished her junior European championships with five medals, the most won by any GB junior girl in history.

After taking silver in the all-around event and bronze with the team, Amelie finished her championships by bagging bronze on vault, silver on beam and bronze on the floor.

We asked how she felt as she came off the competition floor: “Absolutely incredible. I never expected to come away with this much achievement and I am just lost for words, I don’t even know how to describe it I am just so happy. I think I just had to keep calm, it was quite fast, but I knew I could do it. The atmosphere is amazing, the cheers are like the biggest I’ve ever had and it’s amazing to have that support, it’s really nice.”

Amelie competed two solid vaults to score an average of 13.966 and take the bronze behind all-around champion Giorgia Villa from Italy in silver with 14.216 and Asia D’matao also from Italy in gold with 14.233.

Over on the beam, Amelie once again performed well under pressure with just a few small wobbles, she managed to control her nerves to score 13.466 and take the silver behind Giorgia Villa from Italy with 13.633 and ahead of Italian Elisa Iorio in bronze with 13.133. GB’s Halle Hilton (South Essex), also competed in the beam final. She performed a clean routine but unfortunately a few wobbles and missed connections left her off the podium in 8th with 12.300.

After a long day, Amelie stepped up to compete in her third final, the floor. Apart from a step out of bounds on her first tumble, the rest of the routine was almost flawless with exquisite choreography combined with great execution. Although there was a three-way tie for bronze, with all girls scoring 12.900, Amelie was awarded the medal due to her execution score being the best.

In the senior finals, Kelly Simm (Dynamo/Southampton) competed on the bars, performing well with just a brush of the mat on her high to low transition to score 14.066 and finish in 8th place in a very high calibre field.

Georgia-Mae Fenton (East London) later competed on floor as the first gymnast up in the final. She showed her trademark elegance with a beautiful routine, with just a few steps on landing her tumbles, scoring her 12.633 for 8th.

This concludes the women’s competitions in Glasgow. The men’s event begins next Thursday (9th August) with senior qualifying. Follow our channels for all the latest news and updates.

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