Spectrum gymnasts secure perfect pass rate

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Bury Spectrum Gymnastics Club was represented by 24 gymnasts in the recent British Gymnastics club grading programme, held in Ipswich.

Six girls earned a place in the regional final and two in the team to represent the east at the National Development grades in Birmingham.

All the gymnasts passed their grade, with 11 earning a distinction.

In the grade 14, eight to nine age groups, Katie Rogers scored an impressive 59.05, Francesca Konrath 58.50, Clara Saiu-Bell 58.45 and Ashleigh Price 57.45, while five gymnasts took part in the grade 13, nine to 10 age groups.

Of those, Milly Gale scored an impressive 59.45 to gain first place and a place in at the regional final, with Katie Mason scoring 56.45 for a distinction and Mallory Starks, ranking eighth in the same category with a score of 55.60.

With marks of 53.10 and 51.85 Ysabelle Grovesmith and Aimee Myers comfortably passed their grade.

In grade 12, 10-11 age group, Lucy Robinson placed fourth with a score of 46.75, Gwyndolyn Gallegher scored 44.60 with a distinction while Kayleigh Gazmuri-Symmes passed with a score of 43.35.

In the over-12 group, Lizzie Porter scored 44.65 to come third, ensuring a place in the regional final, while Christabelle Manning ranked fourth with a score of 43.80, closely followed by Chloe Lake and Leah Rogers, with 43.70 and 43.65 respectively. Megan Eke also passed her grade comfortably with a score of 42.80.

Eleanor Heath was the only representative in grade 11, 10-11 age group and she finished in second with a distinction, a score of 45.00 and a place in the regional final.

Niamh Gill Ryan took part in the grade 11, over-12 age group, gaining first place (47.20) for a spot in the regional final and a distinction.

Megan Vowles, who competed in the grade 10, over-12 group, impressed with a high score of 45.75, earning her first place, a distinction and a place in the regional finals.

In grade nine, over-12, hard work paid off for Alice Batchelor as she gained first place with a score of 40.45 and a place in the regional final.

In the regional grade eight over-10 group, Daniel Tabios scored 47.150, gaining a bronze medal and securing a place in the national finals.

Milly Richards scored 46.750 to gain joint fourth, and will be joining Tabios in Birmingham as a reserve.

In the regional grade seven, Marie Whiting was eighth.