Bril­liant day for tremen­dous 10 Malt­man gym­nasts

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

A QUIN­TET of Malt­man School U11 girls were crowned na­tional gym­nas­tics cham­pi­ons in Tun­bridge Wells re­cently.

The team (above left, pic­tured left to right) of Grace Short, Is­abel Whit­burn, Olivi­aRowan, Tara Sadleir and Clau­dia Mowat proved the golden girls of the group se­quence class fol­low­ing a stylish, well ex­e­cuted rou­tine.

And in a bril­liant day for the Ger­rards Cross-based school, their U10s team (above right) of Re­becca Nash-Steer, Haniya Glaze­brook, Laura Richards, Emma Cun­liffe and So­phie Schulen took sil­ver in their equiv­a­lent class, miss­ing gold by just 0.35 of a point. Both teams would also take bronze in the four-piece floor and vault cat­e­gory.

As well as the team ac­co­lades, the young­sters pro­duced some ex­cel­lent in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances too with Sadleir re­ceiv­ing a spe­cial shield in recog­ni­tion of achiev­ing the high­est in­di­vid­ual score of the day on the floor (9.7), just a frac­tion ahead of Whit­burn, who scored 9.6.

The above pair went on to share sixth place in the over­all stand­ings, while Shulen, Malt­man’s youngest com­peti­tor at just eight was just be­hind them in a mag­nif­i­cent sev­enth.

Medal win­ners: Malt­man School’s U11 (left) and U10 teams picked up sil­ver­ware in Tun­bridge Wells

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