On Sunday 8th March, WGC took a team of 19 gymnasts to the Pegasus Invitational Floor & Vault competition.
This is one of the most inspiring events in our gymnasts’ calendars, as the venue is home to Team GB stars Courtney Tulloch and James Hall – how about that for some motivation!
First up in the arena and following in their idol’s footsteps were the boys. Louis Le Gac got the sqaud off to an Olympic start securing gold in the Men’s 2011 category. This came after two first place finishes on floor and vault.
In the same category, Leo Thompson with a lion like performance joined his teammate on the podium with bronze and second place on the floor. Just behind Leo, Harry Marshallsay marshalled his way to 4thplace made up of a 2ndplace on vault and 3rd on floor.
Then came Benjamin Corb in the 2011-12 category. He stormed the floor with a 3rdplace finish and ended the day by just missing out on the medals in 4th.
Next up in the 2012-2013 category, Ollie Patrick and Nico Kriel went to battle together with Ollie bringing home the bronze and Nico challenging superbly for the podium in 4th.
Eoin Robertson ended the morning triumphantly for the boys coming 2ndon vault and 3rdon floor, giving him and overall finish on the podium in third in the 2007 category.
The afternoon saw the turn of the girls. In the Women’s 2006-08 category saw Milly Grim shone with silver while Aeryn Robertson had a solid performance earning a 6thplace rosette.
Molly Wilkes and Natalie Keogh worked hard and picked up some valuable experience in the Women’s 2012 category with Molly securing 6thand Natalie picking up the 7thspot.
Also amongst the rosettes and gaining more competition minutes were Isla Hughes and Maya Kumorek who both came 7thin the Women’s 2011 category and had a fabulous day out.
Up next in the Women’s 2008 category, Isabelle Rodgers had a strong finish in 5thand Chloë Thorpe was just ahead with a fantastic 4th.
There were yet more rosettes for the girls with Zoë Gallagher and Zita Ridgett both securing 6thsuperbly in the 2009 category.
Finishing the day stupendously by coming third on the vault, floor and overall was Charlotte Cook in the 2005-2007 category. Battling with her and bringing the competition to magical close was Eleanor Godden who took home the silver medal.
All the gymnasts have made us incredible proud and represented our community immensely. They can all walk away with their heads held high – it’s not easy to perform on your own in front of so many people and do it so well!
Back to more fun in the gym and training for the next competition!