Out­stand­ing per­for­mances bring home medals for Malt­man’s

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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

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