Outstanding performances bring home medals for Maltman’s
THERE was yet more gymnastics success for Maltman’s Green School last week.
The U9 squad travelled to Guildford High School to compete in the IGSA (Independent Schools Gymnastics Association) National Finals, and yet again some outstanding performances from the young gymnasts resulted in some terrific results.
The Gerrards Cross-based school took gold after coming first in the group sequence, and third in the team competition, just 0.1 points behind the silver medallists.
The high standard of their individual performances also saw two top 10 finishes, out of 60 gymnasts, for eight year-olds Sophie Schulten (eighth place) and Arabella Durkin (10th place). Not far behind were sevenyear-old Lilianne Jervis-Allen, in 12th place, and nine year-olds Poppy Currill and Libby Button, in 21st and 23rd respectively.
Emma Servaes and Phelix Butler also had the opportunity to compete in the four-piece ‘All Stars’ reserves competition after one team had dropped out at the last minute and they came first and second respectively. This follows on from recent successes for Maltman’s U10 and U11 gymnastics teams, with the younger squad being crowned national champions and the older one taking silver in the National IAPS Gymnastics competition at Tunbridge Wells.
Tara Sadleir achieved the shield for the highest floor score of the day (9.7), closely followed by Isabel Whitburn on 9.6, to finish joint sixth on the day in the individual rankings, with Sophie Schulten hot on their heels in seventh, out of 75 gymnasts.
Both teams also took home the bronze medal in the four-piece floor and vault category.
The U9 gymnastics squad from Maltman’s Green School