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Gymnasts vault to the top in national contest

January 27th, 2016

A limber team of gymnasts somersaulted into first place at a national championships on Monday.

The U19 group, made up of sisters Sky and Kia, Eliza and Megan from Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, were gold medallists at the Welsh Championships, qualifying them to compete in the British Nationals in March.

The competition, held at the Sport Wales Centre in Cardiff, also saw the U11s take second place in their age group, qualifying for the same event.

These fantastic achievements followed yet more victories on Sunday, when U11 team Elena, Olivia, Harriet, Savannah and Kyra came second at the Independent Schools Gymnastics Association’s National Championships.

Held at Haberdashers’ Askes’ School for Girls in Elstree, the contest saw HMSG take home five medals in total.

Sky came fourth in the U13 individual round, Eliza came fifth in the same category, Elena was fourth in the U11 solo stage and Olivia was sixth in the same group.

Ceri Crawford, HMSG’s Head of PE and Teacher I/C Gymnastics, said: “This was a fantastic achievement with some tough competition, especially in the U13 age group.

“Many hours of training were put into these results, and I am very proud of the girls and the way they represented HMSG.”


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