Pegasus Gymnastics Club
Tovil, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6RG
Farleigh Hill, Tovil, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6RG
South East Regional Grades
WOMEN’S : 10th & 11th March 2012 at Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre
MEN’S : 11th March 2012 at K2 Centre, Crawley
After a long and tiresome weekend at Guildford Spectrum, Pegasus Girls squad brought home some good results.
The grades go from grade 14 up to grade 2 increasing with difficulty each year. The gymnasts have to compete set routines on 4 pieces of apparatus with the goal of completing the skills with the best execution.
In Grade 14 Claudia Parr and Millie Rive-
Team mate Emily Pearce also had a strong competition taking second place on the bars. An unfortunate fall on beam meant she just missed out on a bronze medal to finish in 7th place out of another huge field of 35 gymnasts. Annabel Agba competed a huge vault to take the top spot on that apparatus and showed some excellent work on all pieces however a fall on bar and beam saw her finish in 22nd place.
In Grade 11 Lola Cooper competed a beautiful bars and beam to take the top spot with style on those two pieces. A small error on floor saw her miss out on the all-
In Grade 10 Leia Desseaux performed with style across the 4 pieces with a business-
In Grade 8 Josie Griffiths did well to compete after an interrupted training schedule due to illness finishing in 4th Place on Vault and 10th Overall.
In Grade 7 Lucy Pallister finished 8th overall taking the top spot on vault with a powerful vault.
In Grade 6 Hattie Molloy competed well over four pieces with no major errors to take 2nd place on vault, bars and beam. Hattie’s hard work in particular on bars and floor over the past month paid off on the day as she finished in the bronze medal position all around earning herself a place in the South East team for the national Finals in April in Birmingham.
In Compulsory Grade 5 Amanda Cook competed with style and grace taking the bronze medal for all around. This achievement was particularly impressive as she had a fall on bars and beam to count. She performed a dynamic vault to take 1st place comfortably. She also came second in Range and conditioning and floor on which she competed beautifully.
Members of the Men’s Artistic Squad took part in the South East Qualifiers in Crawley on Sunday 11th March with the view to qualify and represent the South-
Oliver Wroe competed in Level 2 Club opening the competition and with a total of 62.800 he won the Bronze medal.
The rest of the boys competed in the afternoon starting with Joseph McMorrow at Level 5 Club achieving 48.400 and secured his gold medal spot.
Competing in the first Regional Level 1 competition Isaac Frimston took the Gold medal with impressive routines scoring a total of 65.800.
Next were the gymnasts competing at Level 3 Regional, Reece Shephard came 3rd with a total of 61.550, Finlay Lincoln finished in 2nd with a total of 62.100 and Euan Cox, a member of the Elite Performance National Squad took achieved 1st place with a score of 62.800. A clean sweep of the rostrum for Pegasus.
Samuel Ghinn, another member of the Elite Performance National Squad competed at Level 2 Regional finishing in second place with a score of 63.200.
All the above boys have shown a tremendous improvement and have qualified to take part in the National Finals in May.