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There was success for Welsh gymnasts at the 2021 Women’s Artistic Classic Challenge Championships held in Guildford over the weekend.

The gymnasts were competing across Bronze (10-13 years), Silver (13-15 years) and Gold (16+) levels in what were two fantastic action-packed days at the Surrey Sports Complex.

Welsh results were as follows...

Saturday – BRONZE

Team: 2nd (80 competitors, 14 teams)

Individual All-Around placings:

  • Elsie Taylor (Neath Afan) 5th
  • Mali Gleeson (Swansea Gymnastics Centre) 14th
  • Mercedes Anderson (Capital Academy of Sport) 24th
  • Ellie Dunleavy (Llanelli Gymnastics Club) 26th
  • Mia Bello (Llanelli Gymnastics Club) 39th
  • Ava-Lexi Placide (Capital Academy of Sport)

Vault: Mercedes Anderson 1st, Elsie Taylor 3rd

Beam: Mali Gleeson 3rd

Floor: Ellie Dunleavy 1st, Mali Gleeson 2nd

Saturday – GOLD

Team: 1st (12 competitors, 1 team)

Individual All-Around placings:

  • Faye Ross (Swansea Gymnastics Centre) 1st
  • Josephine Gittins (Neath Afan Gymnastics Club) 3rd
  • Freya Evans (Llanelli Gymnastics Club) 4th
  • Niamh Coffey (Swansea Gymnastics Centre) 6th
  • Georgia Roberts (Olympus Gymnastics Club) 11th

Bars: Faye Ross 1st

Beam: Georgia Roberts 1st, Freya Evans 3rd

Floor: Niamh Coffey 2nd, Faye Ross & Freya Evans 3rd.

Sunday – SILVER

Team: 7th (57 competitors, 12 teams)

Individual All-Around placings:

  • Arabella Hurst (Llanelli Gymnastics Club) 23rd
  • Eleonora Abbiati (Olympus Gymnastics Club) 25th
  • Ella Shaw-John (Capital Academy of Sport) 26th
  • Maisy Dodd (Capital Academy of Sport) 41st
  • Grace McMeeken (Deeside Gymnastics Club) 43rd
  • Georgia Pegler (Llanelli Gymnastics Club) 46th

Vault: Arabella Hurst 1st

Meanwhile Wales were pipped by Scotland to the Bill McLoughlin Trophy, awarded for the combined highest score across all apparatus from each level.

Full results are available via the BG Score App and also here.