Niamh Keane stars as aerobic titles decided at Championship Series - British Gymnastics

Niamh Keane stars as aerobic titles decided at Championship Series

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The 2019 aerobic gymnastics champions have been crowned on day two of the British Gymnastics Championships Series at M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool.

Niamh Keane was the star of the Championships, the Bulmershe gymnast successfully defended her senior individual title in a hotly contested battle with her club mates Kate Donnelly and Renee Augier. Niamh scored 20.000 points for her routine edging Kate into silver (19.350) and Renee in bronze (19.250). Rhys Williams from Weston once again set the standard for men’s aerobic gymnastics scoring 18.550 to keep his individual British title.

Niamh continued her gold rush, joining Kate and Renee to take the senior trio British crown with a score of 18.750 points. The senior medal winners then all joined forces in the group event with Niamh, Kate, Renee and Rhys joined by Isidora Vucicevic. The group - who recently starred at the European Games for Team GB - bringing the aerobic events to a spectacular close with a winning score of 19.750 points.

Triple gold medal winner Niamh Keane said after: "This year there was a bit more pressure because of winning the title last year and there were more of us in the category. I just wanted to go out there and do a good routine for myself and that’s what I did. Its hard competing individually against your teammates but it’s something you get used to. It shows how well our sport is developing to have such a strong senior category and its great for the junior to look up to. Competing the final routine as a group after such an amazing year together was a brilliant way to end the championships."

As well as the FIG senior events there was also plenty of exciting competition across the various aerobic categories and age groups with outstanding performances across the board, the auditorium crowd treated to non-stop high-octane action over both days. 

Elsewhere the action is also well underway in the acrobatic and rhythmic gymnastics competitions and with the TeamGym events beginning on Saturday, the weekend promises to be a feast of top gymnastics action.

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