It was a busy weekend for some of our junior artistic gymnasts with three different competitions taking place across Europe.
The first of those being the Top Gym event in Belgium, with Annie Young and Ondine Achampong representing GBR.
In the all-around both Annie and Ondine performed brilliantly with Annie winning bronze, scoring 50.450 across the apparatus. Ondine was also impressive on all apparatus to finish just outside the medals in 4th with 50.366.
Ondine wasn’t to be denied a medal though and produced the best routine of the beam final to win gold.
In the men’s artistic Future’s Cup in Austria, the British team of Matthew Boardman, Oakley Banks, Liam Jury and Reuben Ward finished in 4th place.
There were individual all-around medals to compete for too in the under 14, 16 and 18 competitions. Oakley, Liam and Reuben all competed in the under 14 all-around event with Oakley winning a brilliant bronze with 73.300. Liam finished in 5th place with 73.067 and Reuben scored 65.833 for 29th.
In the under 18 event, Matthew managed to win silver with 78.368 after impressing across all apparatus to conclude an encouraging weekend for the team.
The men’s team of Raekwon Baptiste, Sam Mostowfi, Danny Crouch, Remell Robinson-Bailey, Korben Fellows and Victor Yeo took part in the men’s under 16 4-way international in France.
The team competed consistently across the apparatus, finishing in 2nd place with an around score of 376.650, less than two marks behind France who took gold with 378.400. There was individual success for Sam who took all-around bronze with 75.800. Raekwon also did well, finishing 4th, narrowly behind Sam with 75.650.
Congratulations to all gymnasts and coaches on a brilliant weekend.