Women's artistic

Jun13

Successful weekend of competition for Notts Girls!

Categories // Women's artistic

This weekend saw a successful set of competition results for the Notts WA squad. 

Saturday Summer Hill and Jasmine Whitaker competed in their national compulsory 2 grade in Ipswich. Jasmine (who has fought back from a serious elbow injury) had a fantastic clean competition with personal best scores, whilst Summer also produced excellent routines with specfic mention to her expressive floor. Both girls needed 53 to pass, in a very strong field Summer finished 17th in GB scoring 60.25 whilst Jasmine scored 59.2.

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On Sunday Isla Lees and Ramiyah Kofi competed in their national compulsory 1 grade, they were 2 of only 16 girls in GB to take this grade. Both girls performed fantastically with elegant lines and beautiful technique. Both girls finished a fabulous joint 4th with exactly the same score of 61.5 (54 pass mark). Isla also finished 5th on vault, Ramiyah 7th on bars and 4th on beam, Isla 6th on beam. Ramiyah was 3rd on floor and Isla 8th, whilst Isla topped the rankings for her Range & Conditioning, Ramiyah 9th. Both girls have now officially qualified for the British Espoir Championships.

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Away from Ipswich in Leicester - Laura Kaletha, Thea Dane, Olivia Hackney, Alice Marriott and Charlotte Thomas competed in a Senior Team event. Whilst this was a young team with no girls of senior age, they performed strongly together to take the silver medal for Notts GA. Laura Kaletha also gained the highest all-around score of the day.

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WELL DONE TO ALL GIRLS AND COACHES FOR A FAB SET OF RESULTS!

Jun01

GYMNAST OF THE MONTH

Categories // Acro, Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

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Congratulations to the following gymnasts 

  Girls - Laura Kaletha - hard work and improvement  

Boys - Jack Reyes / Colbi Curtis - hard work and improvement

Gymnastics For All - Imogen Smith / Megan Crampton -  hard work

Acro - Ana Fernandesdedication to training

Jun07

Pre-School September Bookings NOW BEING TAKEN!

Categories // Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

PRE-SCHOOL BOOKINGS FOR SEPTEMBER NOW BEING TAKEN!

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FOR CLASS TIMES PLEASE SEE OUR PRE-SCHOOL SECTION OF THE WEBSITE.

Jun06

Pre-School Summer Drop-in!!

Categories // Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

Pre-School drop in is still running as usual over the summer! NO NEED TO BOOK JUST TURN UP!

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Jun06

GOLD for Becky and double SILVER for Ellie at Euros!

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Women's artistic

Becky and Ellie Euros

 

The Downie sisters, Becky and Ellie, took gold and two silvers in the final day of the European Championships in Bern (SUI). Becky was crowned the bars champion, repeating her performance from 2014, whilst 16 year old Ellie took superb silver on both the vault and floor.

European champion Becky Downie spoke afterward saying: “I’m so pleased, not only to win the European title but to also put out my more difficult routine - it feel’s amazing. I’ve been working on this routine for about a year now and really wanted to show people what I could do in a major championships. I made the decision to go for it in this final and it’s paid off, I need to do routine like that if I’m to reach my ultimate goal - if selected for Rio - of an Olympic medal.”

Ellie said “I’m so pleased with both medals today. On vault I couldn’t have done any better, I qualified in second and kept that place so really happy. Floor was definitely more unexpected; it was the last routine of the whole championships so I just went for it. It’s been an emotional day, seeing Becky win the title made me burst into teers”

On Vault, Ellie was outstanding. Both of the 16 year olds vaults were well executed and high on difficulty, she scored 15.066 and 14.8 to average 14.933 and take European silver. 

Becky’s bars routine was most difficult of the competition and she completed it masterfully. Moving from high to low bar, releasing and re-catching and dismounting to land stuck perfectly she was a class above for an outstanding score of 15.500 for the gold medal to match her title form 2014.

Fresh from being crowned the bars champion Becky was straight on to beam. She had a few wobbles and had to fight hard at time to remain on the beam but did so, completed for a score or 14.066 for joint 6th place.

In what was a very strong floor final, last up was Ellie. Her floor performance combined difficulty with tight execution, scoring her 14.566 for her second silver medal.

To top off an outstanding day of apparatus finals, Becky was awarded the Longines prize for Excellence, an amazing achievement!

Huge congratulations to Becky, Ellie and their personal coach, Jo Miller!

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