Double gradings success for Fenland Gymnastics Academy starlets
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Fenland Gymnastics Academy (FGA) continued its successful grades season in competitions over the last two weekends.
On Sunday April 17, eight girls from the Wisbech club travelled to the Cambridgeshire County General Gymnastics Grades competition in Peterborough and managed to bring home a total of 23 medals.
In the Grade Three competition, Amelia Green and Briony Fisher competed in the age eight category and the girls had a clean sweep with Amelia taking home four gold medals and Briony bagging four silver medals.
In the age 9/10 group, Taya Bell, Rosie Walker and Gracie Thorpe all competed well with Rosie gaining a gold medal on Vault and Gracie receiving a gold medal on Bars and then silver medals on Vault and Floor.
Moving onto the Grade Four competition, in age 11, Maisie Macdonald walked away with gold medals on Floor and Vault, a silver medal on Bars and a bronze medal for Beam.
In the age 13+ group, Sophie Norris and Shona Patterson competed their routines beautifully with Sophie getting a gold medal on Beam, silver medals for Floor and Bars and a bronze medal on Vault. Shona gained gold medals on Bars and Floor and silver medals on Beam and Vault.
FGA then took five gymnasts to Ipswich to compete at a Regional level in the National Grades qualifier and Compulsory 5 competitions on the weekend of Saturday April 23. The competition is considered to be extremely tough, with gymnasts from all over East Anglia going head-to-head.
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In the National Grade 4 competition, Alysia Hawes and Lilia Riley competed majestically to pass their grade, with Alysia scoring high enough to achieve a Commended. Alysia, aged 10, also received the seventh highest score on Bars out of a large field of 23 gymnasts aged between 10 and 16.
In the National Grade Three competition, Georgia Dilley competed well and easily passed her grade receiving a Commended and in the National Grade Two competition. Jessica Langley passed her grade with much improved routines.
On the following Sunday, eight year-old Shanae Sigorney competed in the Elite Compulsory 5 competition, she competed extremely tough routines for her age and managed to pass her grade by over 5 marks.
Head Coach, Claire Stock said: “I am so pleased with the results from our last two competitions. Our club is going from strength to strength and these results really reflect the hard work of our gymnasts and volunteer coaches in the lead up to the competitions.”