Gold medal for Lizzie at tumbling
Two DC Gymnastics members secured new levels of tumbling success for the Berwick based Gymnastics Centre.
On Saturday David Routledge achieved ninth place in his group, performing Tumbling skills never previously competed by a male Tumbler from the Berwick area, and in this his second visit to the English Championships he moved positively up the position table.
David competed at NDP Level 3, 13/14-year-olds.
Head Coach Debbie Couch said: “This was David’s second time at the English championships, David held his own in a competitive environment, with considerable sporting maturity, confidence and skill levels.”
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On Sunday Lizzie Foxton secured gold at the English Championships. A first-ever English Championships gold for DC Gymnastics. This was a significant and impressive achievement at an English Championships, with tumbling skills acclaimed by coaches, competitors, judges and audience alike.
Lizzie competed at NDP Level 5 under 13 years old,.
Debbie Couch said of Lizzie: “Our aim at the English was to improve on her scores from the qualifiers and to set a benchmark score for the NDP team and semi-finals coming up next. She certainly did this across all her three tumble runs, and secured a gold in the process!”