National success for Bury Spectrum five

Five girls from the Bury Spectrum Gymnastics Club have qualified for and competed in the various National Grades Championships.

Five girls from the Bury Spectrum Gymnastics Club have qualified for and competed in the various National Grades Championships.

All five produced terrific performances, picking up three national team championship medals between them but three of them suffered from a severe dose of the 'nearlies'.

Victoria Abery travelled to Birmingham to compete in the National Club Grade

Two Championships. Victoria picked up a Gold medal as a member of the victorious Eastern Region team just missing out as anindividual with a super fourth place from a field of over fifty with a score of 49.000.


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Siobahn Fitzsimons and Charlotte Codling were both members of the Eastern region team in the National Club Grade Three Championships that took runner up place giving both girls a silver medal for their efforts.

Once again Siobahn mirrored Victoria's achievement with an individual fourth with 48.700 just missing out on the medals. Charlotte finished eighth with 48.450. Charlotte's Vault was the best in Great

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Britain on the day with Siobahn finishing secondon Bars and third on vault and Victoria third on Floor.

Stevie Harrow travelled to Liverpool for her attempt at the National Compulsory Level Two Championships and produced an excellent performance to 'join the club' finishing in fourth place with her score of 55.300. Stevie was also third highest scorer on Bars. Alice Codling's event was the British Compulsory Level Three Championships in Birmingham.

The Eastern Region has an enormous amount of talent in this age group which was reflected by the fact that although Alice had not qualified as a member of the regional team, she still managed to finish in a superb 14th place in Great Britain from 66 competitors with a score of 57.850 as well as producing the third highest vault score in the whole competition.

This event was the first half of Alice's National Championships with the voluntary section taking place later in the season.

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