MK kids twist and shout about gym medals

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MILTON Keynes gymnasts scooped a total of 18 medals at the club’s county tumbling competition held at the Kingston Centre.

MK gymnasts won eight gold, six silver and four bronze medals with their fantastic array of flicks, somersaults and twists, much to the delight of coach Valery Grigoriev who teaches the club’s boys and was very proud of them.

Gold medal winners were Eden Cashin, Andrew Beckley, Charlotte Beckley, Emma Nichols-Cook, Melissa Wong, Ben Goodall, Dylan Zastron and Jacob Nichols-Cook.

Silver went to Joseph Taylor, Laurence Nichols-Cook, Charlie Jones, Jemma Eyres, Louise Nichols-Cook and William Breslin, who performed a great twisting somersault.

The bronze medals were won by Karis Hadaway, Jasmine Brown, Ellie Chick and Connie Robinson, showing off her multiple flicks down the track.

>> MK Springers sent 66 competitors to the Bucks Acro and Tumbling Open. Competing against seven other top clubs from the south east, 49 of their gymnasts went home with Bucks medals, while 43 also earned medals in the Open competition.

Springers won 12 gold, eight silver and nine bronze medals to top the table. The club’s coaches were also using the event as a selection process for the Regional Championships in November. Therefore merely winning a medal was not enough – the scores would also need to be high.

In sports acro, gold medal winners were Jake/ Luke Blackhurst, Evie Yabsley/Irana Haywood, Naomi Ashby/Naomi Wells, Henry Stockwell/Tiya Masiyano, Cypress Thorne/Hannah Saville, Jodie Blackhurst/Jane Lambert, Megan Ellis/Tayah Rogers and Katie Adams/Abi Maxwell/Maya Hoyte.

Silver medals were won by Nikhita Ravaliya/Kezi Ononeme, Ellie Wheeler/Ella Carey, Natalie Keyte/Paige Lannin, Natashia Squires/Isablle Miller/Sofia Batson and Ashley Stone/Niamh Magee.

Bronze medals were won by Kaiya Aitken/Hasha Mundle-Simpkin, Harriet Evans/Georgia Anderson, Jai/Harper/Ruby Tompkins, Jenny Beckett/Imogen Wells and Harriet/Evans/Ella Turner/Ciara Lowe.

In the tumbling competition, coach Hannah was also looking closely at individual performances, with a view to selection for the regionals, and she was not to be disappointed.

Gold medal winners were Georgia Anderson, Ella Turner, Chloe Walpole, Eleanor Broome, while silver medals went to Naomi Wells and James Odwell, and bronze went to Aimee Clarke, Savannah Thompson, Cameron Lambert and Kaiya Aitken.