British Compulsories Levels 1 & 2
Pipers Vale, Ipswich, Sunday 24th May
by Jemma Wilson
5 Notts gymnasts competed their elite grades at Ipswich.
Level 2: Ramiyah Kofi, Isla Lees
Level 1: Caitlin Williams, Bella Aldridge, Scarlett Williams
First saw Isla and Ramiyah compete their national compulsory 2, they started on beam where Ramiyah had a fall on her 3 flics but performed beautifully throughout, whilst Isla performed a stuck routine with just a couple of skills not quite accurate. Both performed super floors (Isla in 2nd place, Ramiyah 8th) and strong range (Isla 1st), dynamic vaults saw Ramiyah place 7th on this piece and they finished their competition with competent bar routines, Isla just a little short on her h/s (Ramiyah 2nd). Both girls have suffered set backs leading up to the comp with injury so this is an amazing achievement with Ramiyah finishing 5th (61.95) and Isla 9th (61.65) out of 26 girls (pass mark 50!).
Ramiyah Kofi 6th AA
VT13.500(7th) UB13.100(2nd) BB 10.800 FX 12.150(8th) Range 12.400(9th) Total 61.950
Isla Lees 9th AA
VT12.850 UB11.750(10th) BB 11.250(9th) FX 12.850(2nd) Range 12.950(1st) Total 61.650
Isla & Ramiyah
Ramiyah placed 6th (far right of presentation line up)
Second round saw Caitlin, Scarlett and Bella compete at national compulsory 1, the last elite grade. They started competently on bars with clean routines, Bella placing 2nd and Cailtin 8th, beam saw strong stuck routines from Caitlin (5th) and Scarlett (7th) and although Bella suffered a few falls she fought to the end. Floor was next, the girls missed a couple skills but danced beautifully and showed powerful tumbles, on to range and all 3 girls showed nice style (Bella 3rd, Caitlin 8th), they finished their comp with 3 fabulous vaults (Caitlin 6th, Scarlett 3rd). All 3 girls passed Caitlin 5th (60.85), Scarlett 8th (60.1) and Bella (who has been fighting a long standing injury) finished 16th (55.4), only 18 girls competed this grade (pass mark 48). Well done all girls qualifying for the British Espoir!
Caitlin Williams 5th AA
VT12.700(6th) UB11.850(8th) BB 12.400(5th) FX 11.400(8th) Range 12.500(8th) Total 60.850
Scarlett Williams 8th AA
VT12.800(3rd) UB11.700(10th) BB 12.000(7th) FX 11.650(9th) Range 11.950(8th) Total 60.150
Bella Aldridge 16th AA
VT12.200 UB12.450(2nd) BB 9.300 FX 8.650 Range 12.800(3rd) Total 55.400
Coach Jemma Wilson, with Bella, Caitlin & Scarlett.
Caitlin placed 5th