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.