Katie Allen and James Routley win gold at South West Acro Gymnastics Championships
8:00pm Saturday 17th August 2013 in Sport
KATIE ALLEN of Ham and James Routley from Yate won the gold medal at the South West Acro Gymnastics Championships as a mixed pair.
They were representing The Harriers Acro Gymnastics Club in the event Taunton, with 18 clubs taking part.
Katie’s elder sister, Charlie Allen, also competed with Lucy Howell and Jasmine Mansyah as a trio and came fifth.
Other medalists from the concorde section of the club were Gabby Cousins, Lara Short and Chloe Gunter, who won gold, silver medallists Vada Finnier and Kenedi Cross, with Georgia Thomas, Amy Rutherford and Molly James scooping bronze.
Two routines were performed by the gymnasts in front of a panel of judges – A balance routine and a tempo routine.
They were marked on technique, artistry and difficulty with penalties for height differences, mistakes or timing. The marks are added together to form a total.
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