Gymnastics: Big medal haul for King Edmund at South West Championships

King Edmund gymnasts at the South West Championships in Sherborne

King Edmund gymnasts at the South West Championships in Sherborne

First published in Yate and Sodbury Sport

DOZENS of King Edmund club members have been busy collecting medals in traditional manner at the annual South West Championships in Sherborne, writes Simon Parkinson.

Among many stand-out performances within the Yate club’s enthusiastic contingent came from nine-year-old Henry Skidmore and seven-year-old Dylan Bruce, who coolly won the Men’s Grade 3 Pairs Out-of-Age category.

Those accomplishments by the promising duo were matched by Abbie Kirby and Lola Sady, who claimed gold in the Grade 2 Women’s Out-of-Age Pairs with the highest score in any section during the competition.

Head coach Nikki Thorne said: “King Eddies came back with ten golds, three silvers and three bronzes and much of the credit for that goes to our coaches, who ensured the gymnasts were spot-on when it came to their preparation and appearance going into the event.”

Other King Edmund results; Grade 1 Women Out-of-Age: Grace Ferris & Katie Reeve, 1st; Sophia Monchar & Honey Mason, 2nd; Georgia Costello & Lucy Moss, 7th; Maisey Shinton & Rowina Found, 12th; Grade 1 Mixed Pairs Out-of-Age: Henry Skidmore & Sophie Brander, 1st; Grade 1 Men’s Pairs Out-of-Age: Thomas Brander & Daniel Owen, 1st; Grade 2 Women’s Pairs: Charlotte Neary & Charley Steele, 3rd; Grade 2 Women’s Pairs Out-of-Age: Abbie Kirby & Lola Sady, 1st; Maia Grant & Kaia Thomas, 2nd; Bethany Orchard & Bethan Williams, 3rd; Elise King & Taya Lavington, 5th; Grade 2 Mixed Pairs Out-of-Age: Lewis Hayes & Freya Lane, 1st; Grade 2 Trio Out-of-Age: Theo McGuigan, James Williams, William Smith, 4th; Grade 1 Disability Women’s Pairs Out-of-Age: Emily Roebuck & Sian Williams, 1st; Grade 3 Women’s Pairs Out-of-Age: Sarah Friss & Zoe Orchard, 1st; Maddie White & Brooke Hussey, 3rd; Vicky Belson & Grace Wilson, 4th; Grade 3 Mixed Pairs: Kai Hailstone & Caelyn Walker, 1st; Grade 3 Women’s Groups Out-of-Age: Libby Hall, Rosie McWilliams, Kacey Naish, 1st; Emily Roebuck, Evie Alpino, Jess Coney, 2nd; Grade 3 Men’s Pairs Out-of-Age: Henry Skidmore & Dylan Bruce, 1st.

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