Pegasus Gymnastics Club
Farleigh Hill
Tovil, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6RG
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Farleigh Hill, Tovil, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6RG
W - www.pegasusgc.org, E - info@pegasusgc.org, T - 01622 688719

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News Throughout 2016

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South East Regional Grades 2016

The weekend of 16th and 17th April saw 15 Pegasus gymnasts compete in the South East Regional Grades at Guildford. In the first round of the day, Emily Pearce and Grace Miller competed in National Grade 3 and National Grade 1 respectively. Both girls had a fantastic competition. Emily's near perfect vault scored a huge 13.55, earning her the top spot on this apparatus. She went on to also claim the top spot on bars with a lovely, confident routine. Some huge tumbles on floor saw her finish in second here and helped her claim the silver medal all-around. Emily will represent the South East at National Finals in May. In Grade 1, Grace Miller produced a huge vault and a rock solid beam routine to take the top spot on both pieces. As always, her dance on floor was beautiful to watch and she finished strongly in 4th place. Grace will also represent the South East at National finals in May.

The next round saw the first Compulsory grades of the day, with our elite pathway gymnasts up against strong competition from high performance clubs around the South East. In Compulsory 4, Summer Nolan and Cienna Kwaiye had their work cut out but they remained focussed and produced some beautiful work. Summer finished in the top 3 on every piece which was a huge achievement in itself. Her lovely technique and shapes on bars caught the judge's eye and earned her 12.95 and a first placing here. She showed great improvements in her Range and Conditioning from her last competition and this, together with her huge vault, earned her the gold medal all around. Summer will head the South East team going to National Finals at the beginning of May. Cienna Kwaiye had a fantastic competition and looked set to claim the title for much of it. She displayed the perfect combination of power and flexibility taking the top spots on both Vault and Range, also showing great improvements since her last competition. Her floor routine was beautifully danced and the height of her leaps really showed off that power again. Unfortunately a small mistake on bars kept that gold medal just out of reach but it was an extremely well deserved silver. Cienna will also represent the South East at National Finals in May.

Compulsory 5 is the first of the elite pathway grades in the South East and gymnasts must be 8 in the year of competition. There is no national final as not all regions compete this grade. There was a very large field of gymnasts and some very strong competition at this level. Jada Rose Oladele produced a beautiul bar routine, earning her 2nd place on this piece, and a lovely Range to finish in 10th all-around. Bailey Brown showed a lot of improvement from her previous competition with a beautiful vault and a very well-executed beam routine to finish in 12th. Evie Armstrong had been working extremely hard in the gym to master her bar routine and both her and her coach's efforts paid off. She danced her floor routine well and competed a lovely round off flick flick finishing in 17th place. All 3 girls passed their grade.

This year saw the introduction of the new National 5 grade in the South East to bridge the difficulty gap between Club Grade 6 and National Grade 4. As with Compulsory 5 there is currently no national final as the grade is only being trialled in some regions. Charlotte Wainford competed with confidence and elegance on all pieces. She produced a superb vault and very strong bar routine to take first place on both pieces and went on to take the silver medal all around.

On Sunday, 7 Pegasus gymnasts competed in Regional Grades. In a large field of 21 gymnasts, Ruby Mercer claimed the silver medal all around and was awarded a Distinction in the 2005 age group at Regional 4. Ruby competed with confidence and produced her best beam routine to date, finishing in second place on beam, bars and vault. Freya Hunt competed with confidence, producing solid routines on bars and floor, and displayed good improvement in her Range and Conditioning. Holly Hunt competed a good, clean bar routine and a lovely Range and Conditioning. Both girls were Commended, finishing in 6th and 8th respectively.

In the 2004 age group at Regional 4, Maddie Bushen finished in 4th and was also Commended. She gave a solid performance all round and showed some lovely improvements on floor. She finished in 2nd place on bars and 3rd place Range and Conditioning.

In Regional 3, Joanne Brooker performed a beautiful Range and Conditioning routine and displayed improved style and control on both floor and beam, finishing in 2nd place on both apparatus. A good, clean competition with just a small mistake on bars saw her finish strongly in 4th place all around with a Distinction.

In the 2004 age group for Regional 2, Millie Rive Edwards took the top spot on vault and was the top scorer on this piece across all the age groups. She also produced her best ever Range and Conditioning and finished strongly in 4th place all around with a Commendation. In the 2003 age group, Lauren Martin danced her way to a first place finish on floor, claiming the Gold medal all around and a Distinction. She displayed great improvements in her bar routine and finished in 2nd place for both vault and Range. Lauren was also the top scorer all around across all age groups at this level.

Congratuations to all gymnasts and coaches for all their hard work - a fantastic set of results!


South East Regional Club Grades 6 and 5 - 2016

Sunday 13th March saw the first competition of the season for our youngest gymnasts.  In Club Grade 5, 2007-born gymnasts Emily Riddell, Ruslana Kompanets and Hannah Knell competed in the in-age category. All 3 girls passed their grade comfortably with Hannah being Commended and Emily and Ruslana being awarded Distinction. Emily held her nerve extremely well and showed solid performances on all pieces. Displaying great confidence on beam and a super vault, Emily finished 4th in the South East in a large field of 19. Ruslana had a very strong competition finishing in 10th place and showing improved confidence on all pieces. A very well-controlled bar routine saw her finish 3rd on this piece and her grace and elegance throughout the competition produced some fantastic scores. A mistake on beam was all that stood between her and a top 6 finish. Hannah produced her best competition performance so far and showed improvements on all pieces, finishing in 17th place.

In Club Grade 6, 2008-born gymnast Cara Mullane also competed in the in-age category. This was an extremely large field of 49 gymnasts from clubs across the South East but Cara did not let this phase her. Showing great maturity, she maintained her focus and produced some of her best performances to date, finishing very credibly in 15th place amongst tough competition and passing her Grade with Distinction.


March……

A huge Thankyou to Plumbase that have supplied us a brand new shower including all fittings! This will be installed in the Staff  Toilets and changing area!

Men’s Artistic Pegasus Open

Pegasus Gymnastics Club hosted the Gymnova Pegasus Open Saturday 18th Sunday 19th June 2016. Competitors from as far as Newcastle and Manchester turned out to compete and retain titles from the past.

Members of the Pegasus Squad competed across the 2 days including National Squad members and gymnasts that haven’t competed before.

Sam Ghinn, Sam Mostowfi, Isaac Frimston, Euan Cox and Oakley Banks all competed in the Men’s Open within the Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 categories. Performing clean routines and a great set of new skills successfully the boys achieved great results.

Oakley Banks competed at Under 12 with much improved routines including many new elements. Oakley finished in 10th place and took the gold medal for Rings.

Sam Mostowfi took the all-around title with a score of 76.700, team mate Sam Ghinn in 2nd with a score of 75.300 followed by Isaac Fimston in 4th place scoring 71.900. Out of a possible 18 medals available and 6 apparatus titles between them they took 5 of the apparatus titles and 10 medals!

The youngest of the Pegasus boys competed on Sunday within the Gymnova Development Open. Jayden Bains, Chase Baker and Dexter Pedder all competed again with great results. Clean lines and confident performances gained the boys collectively 6 medals. Jayden Bains finished in 3rd place, Chase Baker in 6th and Dexter Pedder in 13th.

Ricco Regini-Moran, Valo Marritala and Conner Prayesto all competed in the Under 10’s. Ricco took the title for the age group along with 3 apparatus medals. Valo finished in 10th place and Conner in 29th.

Great routines and flare was demonstrated by all the Pegasus boys over the weekend!