It’s been an exciting November for Welsh Gymnastics, with both the Women’s and Men’s Artistic disciplines showcasing some young emerging talent this month.
The first weekend of November saw the Women’s Artistic Voluntary British Finals being held in the Guildford Spectrum in Surrey.
The competition got off to a great start with the Level 3 team being crowned team champions after taking gold by an impressive five marks ahead of the runners up, and Cardiff’s Ruby Evans taking home an all-around silver medal.
The Level 2 gymnasts had a brilliant day on Saturday with Sofia Micallef (Clwb Cymru) taking the overall title and Amy Oliver of Valleys Gymnastics placing 3rd.
In the combined competition, Sofia became the overall combined champion, closely followed by her Welsh team mates who took the top 5 places – a proud achievement for the girls and National Junior Coach Olivia Bryl.
The youngest gymnasts also competed on Sunday in the Level 4 competition and had a great day, coming home with a well-deserved bronze medal.
The same weekend saw the Men’s Artistic National Elite and Club Development Grades held in the GMAC, Birmingham.
There was much to celebrate at the Level 1 Elite Grades competition with the Welsh team, in their first national competition, coming away with a silver medal and Alfie Lugar taking all-around silver.
In the tough Elite Level 5 competition, Wales’ only representative in this age group Liam Beard, competed well to come away with an all-around bronze medal, while the Level 3 team put in a great performance and earned a bronze team medal as well.
The Level 2 team achieved an outstanding team silver, with three of the Welsh gymnasts finishing in the top 10, while the Club Grade 4 competition saw Harrison Harris and Callum Evans finish in 2nd and 5th place respectively.
One of the highlights from the National Club Grades Finals was the Grade 6 competition, which saw Jacob Edwards fighting hard to earn himself all-around silver medal.
Well done to everyone who competed!