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Outstanding success for Harlow Gymnasts

Lifestyle / Fri 30th Jun 2017 at 09:02am

Gym June

OUTSTANDING regional success for Harlow Gymnastics Club at the East Region Recreational Levels Finals in Ipswich. The gymnasts were eligible to compete for Essex against gymnasts from Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Bedfordshire after qualifying at the Essex County levels competition in April.

Competing in the age 11-12 level 5 event, Kingsmoor Academy pupil, Katie Islin (11) won the gold medal for vault. In the same event, Purford Green Primary pupil, Kacey Butler (10) was awarded the silver medal on beam. Competing in the age 13-15 event, Holly Montague (12) received the silver medal on floor, with teammate Millie Upton (12), a student at St Marks, placing 5th on beam.

Earlier this month, Sheering Primary pupil Emily Pask (7) placed 6th on bars in the Regional level 2 age 8/9 event, after winning the bronze medal for bars in the Essex County Qualifier Competition.

Previously at the Essex qualifier age 11-12 competition, Katie won gold medal on vault, 4th place rosettes for bars & beam and 6th place rosette for floor, as well as the overall 4th place rosette. Kacey received bronze medal on beam, 5th place rosette on floor, 6th place rosette for vault. At the age 13-15 Essex Qualifier, Millie won the overall bronze medal along with the gold medal for beam, 4th place rosette for bar and
5th place rosette for vault and Holly Montague won the bronze medal on floor.

Bethany Porter (11) also qualified for the regional competition but was unable to attend. In the Essex qualifiers, Beth won the silver medal on floor, 4th place rosette on vault, 5th place rosette on bars and the 6th place overall rosette in the level 5 age 11/12.

Gymnastics coach Chelsea Smith said, “We are all really proud of the girls, they were absolutely amazing and to compete in a regional event is a great achievement.”

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