June Gradings, FIG Tournament and Tumble Competition Results

Congratulations to all the gymnasts who took part in the June Gradings, FIG Tournament and Tumble Competition over the weekend.

The club had a very successful day on Saturday at the Tumble Competition with all gymnasts producing strong tumble runs and each of them winning medals.

Dani Thomson finished in silver medal position in National 1 10/u after three excellent tumble runs. This was only Dani’s second tumble competition and her tumbles have improved considerably over the past few months.

In National 1 11-12yrs Holly Mardle put her experience at the British Tumble Championships last month to good use and secured 1st place after three superb tumble runs.

Molly Murray won the second gold medal of the day after three strong tumbles in National 1 13yrs +. As always, Molly performed three powerful tumble runs and looked very promising on the track.

Holly Kelly tumbled at National 2 11-12yrs for the second time this year and won gold after three great tumble runs.

National 2 13yrs + proved to be the closest category of the day with the club dominating this section. Sarah Finlay, who competed in this section for the first time after her success at the recent British Championships at National 1, secured third place after three excellent tumble runs with a score of 79.095. Heather Mardle had to settle for silver despite three fantastic runs which earned her a score of 80.595. The winner of this section was Fiona Glen who scored 80.598 with three excellent tumbles.

Sunday’s competition also saw the club win several medals with all partnership who competed having moved up grades since the Scottish Championships in March.

The 11-16 Women’s Group of Emma Owen, Fiona Glen and Codie Mcinally competed at this level for the first time with a balance routine.

Molly Murray and Ellie Gallagher competed for the first time as a pair and after a clean routine won bronze medals in Grade 2 Women’s Pairs. Hazel Howat and Dani Thomson claimed silver medals in this category with an encouraging score of 24.666.

The Grade 3 WG of Laura Mcmillan, Sarah Finlay and Holly Kelly took the gold medal in the Dynamic section of the competition and were unlucky to be squeezed into bronze medal position in Balance despite a solid routine.

As with all previous competitions this year, the gymnasts have done very well and have achieved some great results. Well done and keep up your hard work, girls!

Claire and Clare