Gold medal for Lizzie at tumbling

Two DC Gymnastics members secured new levels of tumbling success for the Berwick based Gymnastics Centre.

Tuesday, 14th May 2019, 10:52 am
Lizzie Foxton with her gold medal.

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.”

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.

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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!”