More medals for spirited twisters at gymsports
Four Matamata Intermediate students are stacking up the medals after a win at the Waikato Regional Gymsports Festival.
Madison Swap, Gabrielle Raynel, Annalese Temm and Charlotte Chittick won first place in the novice twister grade at the event.
Charlotte was also named overall individual winner and Annalese was fourth overall.
‘‘I like gymnastics because it’s challenging,’’ said Charlotte.
The team was one of 15 in their grade and qualified for the event after winning the novice twisters grade at the Hamilton Gymsports Festival. They also won individual awards and were chosen as the team with the best spirit at that event.
Coach Gaymaree Steiner said the team had other sporting commitments and were only able to practise once a week.
‘‘They have done really, really well,’’ she said. ‘‘I’m really proud of them.’’ The girls competed in floor, beam and vault events, with the top three individual scores counted towards the team total.
The Waikato Festival was held in Hamilton.