(Amy & Lucy)
Lucy Attrill (aged 11yrs from Kings Norton Girls School) and Amy Campbell (aged 12yrs from Edgbaston High School) who both train at Revolution Gymnastics Club in Harborne, Birmingham, were selected by British Gymnastics to represent Great Britain at the Loulé Cup for tumbling.
This was Lucy's first international assignment from British Gymnastics, after making the GB squad cut earlier this year, she was 1 of 9 selected girls aged 8-12yrs from across the country. Due to illness, Lucy tragically missed out on defending her 2014 British Champion title at this year's national championships, so competing in Portugal has been the first major competition of this season for Lucy. She qualified into the finals in 4th place with a combined score of 57.10 from her 2 preliminary tumble runs. In the finals, Lucy performed 2 passes of; round off, 6 whip back somersaults into a double tuck dismount and a double pike dismount which gave her a combined total score of 117.50 putting her in bronze medal position for Under 13yrs, with her GB teammates in 2nd and 1st respectively.
Lucy is delighted with her medal and is glad that she got to compete her new skill of double pike dismount in front of a competition audience.
This was Amy's second international assignment from British Gymnastics since her first experience in the 2014 Junior World Championships where she was ranked 6th. Amy was 1 of 4 girls who were selected by British Gymnastics, aged 12-14yrs from across the country. Amy was the youngest gymnast in her age category of 13/14yrs, so definitely felt the pressure of keeping up with Great Britain's already high standards. Amy scored 60.70 in the preliminary round for her 2 tumble runs and qualified to the finals in joint 2nd place with her GB teammate. In the finals she performed; round off, 6 whip back somersaults into a double pike and double tuck dismount (which she stuck the landing on), giving her a total combined score of 121.10 putting her in the Silver medal position. Her teammates who are from the Basingstoke Gymnastics Club and Deerness Valley Gymnastics club were places 1st and 3rd respectively, meaning that Great Britain again dominated the podium for junior girls.
Amy is very please with her silver medal and cannot wait to show it off when she gets home. An international medal is something Amy has been aspiring towards for a long time.
There was further representation from Birmingham with City of Birmingham gymnast, Harrison Oliver-Baynham who placed 5th in the finals for Under 13yrs boys. Revolution (Finlay Hamnett) who has recently moved from Birmingham to Cheshire and trains with Wakefield Gymnastics Club, placed 4th in the Under 13yrs boys category).
(Amy, Finlay and Lucy)