Swallows’ world dream
HSG Swallows gymnasts have qualified to compete in the IAGIC World Championships in Palm Springs, California, in June 2015 after an impressive UKG National Championships in Milton Keynes.
Shani Ross, 18, Natasha Bishop, 16, and Emily Dixon, 13, all came first in their respective age groups at the championships and Mialara Coleman, 12, claimed second prize.
All of the Hayes club gymnasts qualify for the trip to California, as well as Macy-Rae Simmons and Chennai Morrison.
Ross came out on top in all four of her apparatus in Level 5 18+, vault, bars, beam and floor.
In the Level 6 13-16, Bishop finished first on vault, beam and floor and came second on bars despite a difficult year of injuries.
Dixon completed a clean-sweep in her Level 5 12-14 competition, winning on all four of her apparatus.
Coleman came out on top after her routine on the floor in the Level 6 11-12 competition.
Elsewhere, Macy-Rae Simmons, 12, Chennai Morrison, eight, and Jack Jeffries, 12, all performed well in their competitions, with Simmons and Morrison both claiming first place and Jeffries coming a creditable third.
The Level 7 12-13 was won by Simmons after she came first on floor and third on beam.
Morrison came first overall in her debut outing for the Swallows, after coming first on the floor and third on the beam in Level 7 8-9.
A first on parallel bars, second on the vault and third on floor was enough to earn Jeffries third place in his Level 5 12-13 competition.
Meanwhile, Esme Devlin, 10, and Luisha Bennett, 12, competed in Level 8 competitions with Devlin finishing second and Bennett sixth.
MEDAL WINS: Mialara Coleman (left) and Emily Dixon