Local gymnasts enjoy big medal haul at tumbling championships
DCGymnastics (Berwick) recently entered 16 gymnasts into the Scottish Team Tumbling Championships at Perth.
DCGymnastics, with its dedicated gymnastics centre sitting on the border of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, had gymnasts travelling from both England and Scotland to the competition, from Alnwick in the south to Duns in the west.
Every gymnast travelling to the competition represented themselves, the club and our region with pride, bringing back to the club a super medal haul.
Some gymnasts overcame fear of competitions, some produced personal bests and some demonstrated dazzling precision on the day against the large and competitive groupings they were in.
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Medalists in their groups were: Archie Stevenson – gold; Amelia Stevenson – bronze; Tanya Seaton – gold; Jodie Young – bronze; David Routledge – gold; Daniel Donkin – silver; Ellen Hume – bronze; Livvy Agnew – gold; Maddie Rosher – silver; Josie Newton – silver.
Of special note from those who medalled are Josie Newton (Berwick) with a combined score of 77.100 and Maddie Rosher (Duns), who achieved a combined score of 79.100, which has secured her a place in the first ever Scottish Championships, at Perth, in September.
The club congratulates all its competing gymnasts. They represented our region with a character noted by many competition coaches as respectful and courteous, combined with gymnastics tumbling skills that were accomplished.