Womens Artistic National Voluntary 4,3,2 Levels 2014
Guildford Spectrum, 1-2 Nov
by Jemma Wilson
WA National Voluntary 4,3,2 2014 results
WA National Voluntary Team Results
This weekend saw Notts gymnasts Isla, Ramiyah, Alyssa, Caitlin, Scarlett and Molly travel to Guildford for their levels national finals.
Saturday 1st Nov - Level 3
Isla and Ramiyah started the weekend with in age level 3, they both started strongly on vault (Ramiyah 9th with 12.650) followed by clean routines on bars. Moving onto beam Isla scored a fabulous 13.050 to be top scorer in GB on this piece and Ramiyah 3rd with 12.600, they both finished elegantly on floor Isla scoring 12.800 (3rd on this piece).
Overall Isla finished 4th and Ramiyah 8th out of 39. This combined with their compulsory scores from earlier in the year placed them nationally 13th and 12th respectively. This is an excellent result with Isla over coming her elbow injury set back earlier in the year and Ramiyah conquering her beam confidence. The East Midlands team, along with Madison from Coalville, finished 8th.
The afternoon saw Caitlin, Scarlett and Molly compete at level 2. The girls started strongly on floor even though Scarlett suffered a fall on her newly learnt double back, Molly 5th on this piece (12.700) and Caitlin 8th (12.500). As they moved to vault all 3 girls performed pike yurchenkos - Caitlin's just over cooked hers with the adrenaline, Scarlett ranked 3rd scoring 13.000. Bars saw Scarlett (8th scoring 11.900) and Molly performed cleanly whilst Caitlin suffered an uncharacteristic error. They finished their day strongly on beam - Molly just having 1 fall, Caitlin ranked 4th with 12.550 and Scarlett 9th with 12.150. Overall in a tight competition of 29 gymnasts Scarlett finished 5th, Caitlin 11th and Molly 17th. Scarlett and Caitlin's combined compulsory and voluntary scores placed them Nationally 8th & 9th respectively, another fantastic result for the girls who have worked extremely hard all year.
Sunday Nov 2nd - Level 4
Sunday morning Alyssa competed with Alice (Hinckley), Rihanna (Kettering) and Isobel (Coalville) in the level 4 competition. Alyssa started strongly on vault scoring 12.450 (9th), next she produced a clean bar routine and fought wobbles to stick her beam. She finished strongly on floor. Overall Alyssa placed 26th out of 54 (combined 23rd in her first year at national finals). The East Midlands team placed 11th.
Well done to all the girls!