For two weekends running Maltman’s Green gymanasts have been very busy competing in the ISGA National Finals Competitions.
First up were the U10 and U11 Maltman’s gymnasts, who were in action on Sunday 4 March. The competition was held at Milton Keynes Gymnastics Centre.
The U11 team competed in the morning and what a start to the day it was! Their group routine was fantastic with all the girls performing brilliantly. They were in almost perfect synchronisation and impressed the judges who scored them highly crowning them National Champions. The girls then went onto compete on floor and vault. The overall level of competition was outstanding and our girls rose to the challenge and performed beautifully to finish in 3rd place overall.
In the afternoon, the U10 girls were in action. They did their floor and vaults first. For some of the girls this was their first National competition, so there were a few nerves running through the team. However, they didn’t need to worry as they all did their best and successfully executed their vaults and floor routines to finish in 4th place overall. The U10’s finished the afternoon with their group sequence and finished in 2nd position.
U11 Team: Sophie, Victoria, Libby, Poppy, Arabella, Eloise.
U10 Team: Katerina, Mathilde, Elizabeth, Alexandra, Mara.
The following week, on Friday 9 March, it was the turn of the U9 Gymnastics team to perform. They were captained by experienced Year 4, Alessia and they all kept their nerve and produced some fantastic gymnastics. The girls started on voluntary vault and for Misha and Natasha it was the ?rst time that they had competed the more complex handspring vault and they managed to land safely and set the team up for the day. Set ?oor was next, this is always a nerve-wracking piece as the gymnasts have to be steady and controlled throughout whilst balancing on one leg, trying to be dynamic in their round-off and hopefully hitting handstand in their backward roll. The girls were great, and the rotation ended with a near perfect performance from Alessia.
Voluntary ?oor was next, Honor made a cracking start to our team challenge performing a beautifully danced routine. Annabel had been great throughout and continued with a dynamic ?oor routine with a super double ?ick tumbling pass.
Our last piece was set vault, and all the girls performed some great ?at backs. Natasha pulled her best ever out of the bag!
After a long wait, and some super gymnastics from our competitor schools we were delighted to be crowned National Champions. Alessia performed with style and consistency to win the overall individual trophy and Annabel did amazingly well to win a trophy for third place individual.
U9 Team: Alessia, Annabel, Misha, Honor & Natasha
Well done to all the teams, you were amazing and performed with true Maltman’s style!