Welsh gymnasts shine at Men’s Artistic National Elite and Club Development Grades in Telford
Some of our up-and-coming men’s artistic gymnasts recently competed at the Men’s Artistic National Elite and Club Development Grades for 2023 in Telford.
There was plenty of success too, including a British champion!
Here’s how they did…
Adam Bartlett (Swansea) finished in an impressive eighth position in his first British finals. Along the way he posted a perfect 10.00 on floor (the only gymnast in his competition to do so). Adam also scored a 9.25 on pommel and 9.80 on vault. As a result of this, Adam has been offered a BG Reward Camp place at Lilleshall.
Zachary Yau-Jones (Bangor) competed exceptionally well on the day finishing 13th and only 2.00 from third in what was a close competition. Zach executed his routines with distinction scoring over 9.00 on four of the seven routines.
Thomas Welch (Fusion) performed well to score a total of 61.520 to finish a very well-deserved ninth All-Around only 2.50 marks behind third. His highest scores were 9.70 on pommel and 9.60 on vault, while finishing in the top 10 has resulted in a Reward Camp offer with BG coaches.
Reuben Burns (YMCA Barry) was the star of the show in the Club L4 category. Reuben averaged 9.495 over the seven routines with 10 on pommel and also a perfect 10 on PPP, arguably the hardest routine of the seven to be crowned BRITISH CHAMPION. He scored a total of 66.47 winning his age group by 2.00 marks.
Ahmed Mirghany competed with distinction to finish 6th All-Around; some of his scores were 9.05 on pommel, 9.00 on rings, 9.60 on vault and 9.2 on high bar. Ahmed has now been offered a BG Foundation squad testing spot later in November.
Jamie Tran (YMCA Barry). Over the past 14 weeks, Jamie has been battling with two broken fingers whilst preparing for the regional and British grades. He has worked extremely hard to be prepared for the finals, because of the limited training he was able to do in August and September. At the finals Jamie finished a very respectable 12th All-Around and only 0.1 away from 10th place. Jamie posted three scores above 9.00 along the way.
Well done to all gymnasts and coaches alike and thank you for all of the hard work in preparation for this year’s grades finals.