After a term of training focusing on routines and vaulting, Worthing Gymnastics Club took a squad of 27 gymnasts to the Uckfield Intermediate & Novice Floor & Vault Competition for the the first competition of the year.
WGC’s day opened in Round 2 with zippy Zoe Gallagher just missing out on the medals with a 5thplace rosette in the 2009 novice girls.
Next came Round 3 and a flurry of medals from the boys and girls of Worthing.
Max Reeves revelled in glory while his teammate Benjamin Corbhad the crowd saying “Cor-blimey!” in the 2011-2012 novice boys which saw Max pick up a glorious gold and Benjamin bounce to a booming bronze.
They were swiftly followed by two more medals in the 2008 novice boys with heroic Harvey Lloyd gaining gold and Hugo stupendous Szaniawski with a sizzling silver.
In the 2005-2006 novice girls, Jessie triumphant Titmarsh and Caitlin whizzy Whittington put in stellar performances and marginally missed out on the medals with 4thand 5thplace spots. It was much of the same for Milly Grim who put in a far from grim performance coming 4thin the 2008 novice girls.
The 2007 novice girls saw four of our gymnasts competing and encouraging one another to reach the top three spots which Charlotte Moore put in a Moore than good performance finishing the day in second place. Her teammates close and took home some brilliant experience with the amazing Amelie Crutlow in 4th, Holly macaroni Richards in 6thand the astounding Aeryn Robertson in 7th– great work girls!
Back to the boys in round three and to some of our youngsters who made it look like they’ve been on the scene for years! Ollie Patrick took home the gold and Leyton Jones joined him by bagging silver in the 2012 novice 4-hour boys.
Two more of our boys found themselves amongst the medals with jazzy Jasper Andrews earning a solid silver and Samuel Parfoot on par for the bronze in the novice 2009-2010 boys.
If the start of the day was anything to go by then we were in store for a smashing afternoon…and it started superbly in the 2010-2011 intermediate boys with Angus Rolfe rolling to the top of the podium with gold.
Zita Ridgett was far from rigid in the 2009 intermediate girls and also found herself at the top of the podium while her teammate Ruby marvellous Miles earned an 8thplace rosette in a closely competed group.
The medals continued to fly in during round four with a valiant effort from Théodore Valantin who secured silver in the 2009 intermediate 4-hour boys and Charlie Kriel absolutely Kreiling it with gold in the 2009 intermediate 2-hour boys.
Then, in the 2008 intermediate girls, Isabelle Rodgers replied “Rodger” to head coach Heather after asking her to bring back bronze and saw herself pickup 3rdspot.
The final round of the day saw even more medals!
Thomas Beddoe put the opposition to bed with a far from sleepy performance and gained gold in the 2006-2008 intermediate boys but that said, Jamie Miles wasn’t miles behind and earned a brilliant bronze.
In the final group of the day three Worthing gymnasts were seen up against each other in the 2007-2008 intermediate boys. Nayan Ransley ran away with gold, Oscar Chandler battled his way to bronze and Edward Nealon nearly got amongst the medals in 5th.
What a day for WGC! Thanks to all the gymnasts, coaches and parents – your combined efforts helped us have an unbelievable day. Aside from the medals, all the gymnasts have taken away some excellent experience and gained some worthwhile confidence.
Thanks to Uckfield Gymnastics Club for putting on the event and having us!