30TH NOVEMBER - 3RD DEC 2013
WAG Team: Claudia Fragapane, Ellie Downie, Charlie Fellows, Rhyannon Jones, Georgina Hockenhull
Team England: Bronze AA
Ellie Downie: 6th AA 54.950, Finals: VT 4th 14.375, UB 3rd 13.550, FX 6th 13.475
Claudia Fragapane 7th 54.450 Finals: VT 5th 13.813, UB 7th 12.325 BB 6th 13.175 FX 5th 13.500
Georgina Hockenhull Final: BB 7th 12.700
The women’s team won a podium place, winning bronze (162.950) behind hosts Brazil in silver (164.600) and Russian in gold (165.150).
by Claire Starkey
I am very pleased for the team, a fantastic result winning the bronze medal. Well done to the coaches - Helen May and Colin Still.
I so pleased for Ellie. I made her do an extra session on the Sunday before she left as the travelling meant she would miss 2 days training and she was in a bit of a grump having to do an extra Sunday, but it paid off! I firmly believe that little extra push on bars on Sunday secured the medal. Ellie made 3 finals, a fall on beam meant she just missed out on that final.
Ellie was not originally selected for this event, but was asked to step in at the last minute. We have some new skills we have been preparing for a few weeks and Marseille was a chance to put out the new floor tumble and beam skills.
With her selection for Brazil it meant she could try her new bar skill aswell and another chance to do new skills on beam.
It was also a great trip to be able to go to Brazil for a world school games. She would have been one of the youngest gymnasts there as the age is up to 18.
Our aim was to try out some new things, gain some more senior experience and do our best for England, the medals all well deserved bonuses.
To score 15.100 on the vault was the highest achievement for me, as a coach, as it is now a secure double twisting yurchenko established vault and has been competed enough that it just need to grow in confidence. It has to be one of the best vaults in Europe so we can take our time to up-grade it next year.
It's a shame she had a fall on beam, but not on her new skills. So the double spin and arabian are now staying in the routine and this just needs to be consolidated in competition. We also have a new dismount, but we will keep that in the bank until the rest is more comfortable.
Bars was great, she is swinging better, I didn't see the finals routines, but pleased she put the weiler in for the finals, this is also new and not quite consolidated, now she has competed it and taken the bronze medal we can move on. We also have a couple of bars skills in the bank that may go in next year.
If she had the possibility of a medal I would have thought Floor, but the double layout is not in until the first new tumble is more comfortable. She also has to learn to stay in the floor area!
A great week for her, great future, scores to match most GB seniors. All around score of 54.95 with a fall and 2 skills to go back in. Not bad for a 14 year old, who was out of the national squad for over a year and has been left in a reserve spot on several occasions.
I think this is a great reflection on the Notts Gymnastics Academy programme and the team of coaches who deliver and support that programme.
Well done Ellie, you have worked hard and Notts are very proud of you.
Ellie & Claudia
Bronze medal & team bronze (Right)
Team England & Ellie's medals (right)
ISF13 - TEAM RESULTS WAG & MAG
ISF13 - QUALI, FLOOR
ISF13 - QUALI, UNEVEN BARS
ISF13 - QUALI, VAULT
ISF13-FINALS, UNEVEN BARS
ISF13 - FINALS, VAULT
ISF13-FINALS, FLOOR & BEAM
ISF13 - AA Finals Top 8
Watch some of Ellie's routines below.
Ellie Floor Final, Brazil
Ellie Bars, Brazil
Ellie Beam, Brazil