Notts at the British Espoir Championships 2012
Eden Edwards, Ellie Downie and Megan Coates
British Espoirs Championships 2012
10th June, Guildford Spectrum
Notts entered 3 Espoir gymnasts in this years Championships. Ellie Downie, Megan Coates with Eden Edwards, competing in her first year at Espoir level.
With expectations high for Ellie Downie, it was a tense competition for all the elite gymnasts. Ellie has been performing well in all her competitions this year, competing and finishing higher than some of the seniors at British Teams and winning 6 golds at the WAG Sainsbury's UK Games.
Claire Starkey reflects
"It's Eden's first year in Espoir and she started well on floor, She had a troublesome double back so everybody was pleased she performed it well. There were a few mistakes but a new experience for Eden to compete at this level. Now she has a year to consolidate and move up the rankings.
Now we can plan the next 12 months for a more successful junior result.
I'm very pleased with Ellie. She's had a great year and there was a lot of pressure on her. She had the content and style to take the title but an uncharacteristic mistake on beam left her in 2nd position".
Ellie was placed first on vault and bars while Catherine Lyons (Europa) placed first on beam, floor and range. Ellie missed out on the gold by the smallest margin.
Congratulations to all the girls.
Ellie wins the silver medal.
Top 6 L:R Ellie Downie, Catherine Lyons, Amy Tinkler, Tyesha Mattis, Imogen Chan & Elizabeth Dare
Ellie Downie, Catherine Lyons and Amy Tinkler
- Catherine Lyons (Europa) 63.400
- Elissa Downie (Notts) 63.250
- Amy Tinkler (South Durham) 61.950
- Tyesha Mattis (East London) 61.000
- Imogen Chan (The Academy) 60.950
- Elizabeth Dare (Phoenix) 58.500
- Teal Grindle (Sapphire) 58.300
- Rhyannon Jones (Park Wrekin) 58.200
- Larissa Pascua (Heathrow) 58.100
- Aasha Ellyce Kimpton 58.000