The Magnificent Seven
The 4th International Competition held at DGA in Colchester on Saturday and Sunday featured 7 gymnasts from the Havering Gymnastics Centre of Excellence. Teams competing came from from London, Belgium, Malta, Jersey and the Home Counties who took their top gymnasts to this popular competition.
An early start for the Under 13 FIG competition saw Erin hit all of her routines winning Gold overall and Vault Bronze, Bars Silver,Beam Silver and Floor Bronze. New moves on Beam including a backsomersault and a one and a half back somersault on Floor with a tsukahara on Vault saw her storm to overall Victory.
In the Under 11 FIG competition Brianna won a great Silver Overall with a Silver also on beam. She competed for the first time a one and a half twisting somersault on floor and a clear hip circle and strong Giants on Bars.
Elizabeth went into this competition with routines packed with difficulty. On Vault a new Yurochenko , on bars a handstand clear hip and Giants. Here she won a silver medal. On beam she competed for the first time a free forward walk over. On floor she had a Double Twisting back somersault . She did however drop to sixth place because of some fallsbut nevertheless cheered on her medal winning team mates showing great sportsmanship and maturity for a 10 year old.
On Saturday afternoon our younger girls competed in the Pre FIG Development 4 Level.
Jessica had a great competition winning Gold overall by over a mark from a Maltese gymnast with Dharia picking up a great Bronze overall medal. On Bars Jess won a fantastic Gold medal with great handstands with Dharia pushing her all the way with a great Silver on Bars. Both girls excelled with no falls all day.
On Sunday we had our youngest competitor Isabel. She was competing in the Pre FIG Development 3 Level. A fantastic 12.70 on Vault winning Gold and a super gold onBeam with a Bronze and Silver on Bars and Floor respectfully saw her win Gold Overall by nearly 2 marks.
The Girls all train at the purpose built Havering Gymnastics Centre of Excellence based at Bower Park Academy who at the present have 12 Essex squad Gymnasts who are in training for the Team that will represent Essex in the Inter County Team Championships. Gymnasts are also in training for the Great British Challenge Cup in July.
The weekend saw Havering Gymnastics again heap a great haul of medals with 3 overall Champions showing Internationally that we have with this Magnificent Seven with some great Gymnasts.
Head Coaches Kate and Mike Murphy were very proud of their achievements and sportsmanship.
Pictured below are the Gymnasts showing off their trophies and medals.
Havering Gymnasts were chosen to represent Essex at the Level 3 and 4 Inter County Team Competitions at Ipswich
Elizabeth (Level 3)
Brianna and Jessica (Level 4)