Young gymnasts are flying high

DAVENTRY Phoenix gymnastics club entered five gymnasts into the Regional grade 14 and 13 and grade 12 at Leicester Gymnastics College.

All five gymnasts passed their grading with flying colours receiving not only a pass but a distinction.

The gymnasts faced tough competition competing against clubs from all the East Midlands. Aaliyah Forgione, seven, finished in an outstanding sixth position out of 42 gymnasts in grade 14.

In grade 13 Oriana Ahamdi , eight, came a respectful ninth position with Katie Smith, nine, not far behind in 10th position.

Lara Norman, nine, and Chloe Adams, 10, both competed in grade 12 and displayed excellent routines with Lara finishing 24th and Chloe finishing in 17th position out of 32 gymnasts.

Eleven gymnasts from Daventry were then entered into the National Roses at Kingston Gymnastics centre.

The Daventry gymnasts were full of smiles when they performed brilliantly in this major competition with 300 gymnasts from all over Great Britain competing.

To start the day off, four of the gymnasts competed in their very first competition.

Lucy Henderson received a silver medal on vault, Lucy Wright gained a bronze medal on floor, Cerys Hunt received a gold medal on vault and Abbie Stevens won the silver on floor.

All four gymnasts showed beautiful clean routines and have worked hard towards achieving these medals.

Aaliyah Forgione, seven, had an amazing day sweeping the board with two gold medals on bars and beam and three bronze medals on floor trampette and vault.

Beth Corcoran produced excellent routines on all pieces of apparatus and did herself proud competing in her very first competition.

In the afternoon Lara Norman gained a silver medal on the bars performing a very clean bar routine.

Oriana Ahmadi received a silver medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the vault displaying her skilful routines.

Chloe Adams, Brodie Street and Jodie Stevens all gave quality performances throughout the day performing skills they had never competed before.

Later in the day Emily Butcher and Lauren Mounteney competed at the highest level of the day.

Lauren Mounteney stormed her way through the competition taking the gold on beam and three silvers on vault, floor and range and conditioning.

Emily Butcher received a bronze medal on the floor with her dynamic tumbling.

All of the gymnasts train many hours per week and dedicate their lives to the sport they love.

Congratulations were expressed to all the gymnasts from all the coaches and parents at Daventry Phoenix Gymnastics Club.