On Sunday 17 March our gym squad girls competed at the BSGA (British Schools Gymnastics Association) Southern Region Acrobatic Schools Competition, at Southampton Gymnastics Club.
First of the day were our tumblers who performed some fabulously powerful tumbles. Lilianne finished in an amazing 1st place, qualifying her for the Tumbling National Finals in May. Alexandra finished close behind in 3rd taking the bronze medal.
Next were the pair routines and first up were Honor and Misha with a fantastic routine that used much of their own ideas and choreography, scoring them a respectable 8.10 out of 10 putting them just outside the medals in 4th place. Lilianne and Alessia’s dramatic routine scored them a huge 9.00 out of 10, awarding them gold medals and qualification for the Acro Pair National Finals in May!
Elizabeth and Katerina showcased their skills with quirky choreography and a fabulous performance scoring 8.40 and placing them in 3rd place, taking the bronze medals. Next was Alexandra and Mara with their graceful routine. An unfortunate 2-mark deduction for unsteadiness during balances saw them finish in 12th place with 6.35. Last of the pairs were Anya and Natasha with a lovely, creative performance that saw them finish in 5th place with 8.05.
In the afternoon were the group sequences starting with our A Team – Mara, Lilianne, Katerina, Elizabeth, Honor and Alessia. The girls demonstrated a perfectly synchronized routine with well executed skills, balances and choreography. They scored 7.83 taking them into first place, winning the gold medals and qualifying them for the National Finals.
Last, but by no means least was our B Team – Sareen, Rebecca, Asia, Grace, Tanisha and Shivali. The girls put in a wonderful performance with their coach, Mrs Charafeddine, quoting “it was the most in-time they have ever been!”. They were scored 7.20 finishing in 2nd place, scooping very well deserved silver medals.
Congratulations to all girls involved and thank you to their coaches Miss Owen, Miss Timmins, Mrs Charafeddine and Miss Dover. An incredible amount of work went into the routines for this weekend and the girls did themselves proud.