Success for King Edmund Gym Club at South West Schools’ Championships in Sherborne

KING Edmund Gym Club led the way again with some outstanding performances in the South West Schools’ Championships at the Gryphon Leisure Centre in Sherborne.

A ten-strong party of gymnasts left Yate for the tournament and they didn’t let down, with Shanie-Redd Thorne and Danielle Jones turning in a near-perfect performance to claim gold in the under-19 women’s pairs category, and Shannon McClurg and Courtney Hodge narrowly missing out on the same top prize in finishing up second in the under-14 section after a “very clean display.”

Tyler Kelly and Jake Underdown were also in good form to take runners-up spot in the under-19 men’s pairs, while Kelly went one better to clinch a gold medal in unison with Thorne in the under-19 mixed pairs event.

To wrap-up a great day for the club, Dove Strachan-Wills, Brieanne Foster, Jess Howard, Millie Theobald, Danielle Jones and Shanie-Redd combined to produce a great display of acrogymnastics for the enthusiastic and appreciative spectators.

Coach John O’Mahony enthused: “This was the ideal opportunity for our younger gymnasts to work with different partners in a more relaxed environment, without the pressures of more advanced levels of competition.

“It was a fun day and everyone enjoyed themselves.”

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