Swal­lows’ world dream

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

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

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