Arabian girls in the medals

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Arabian Gymnasts had a most stunning day in a packed arena in Spalding with over 125 gymnasts from many areas of the region in the National Indi Invitational.

The 15 gymnasts amassed a staggering 36 medals between them with 15 golds, 11 silvers and 10 bronzes.

Sophie Fretwell (14) was the stand out winner with two golds for vault and bars and silver and bronze on the other two pieces.

Tionne Cumberbatch (14) was stunning and went for some audaciously difficult elements but was so unlucky to take two silvers just missing out on top spot, which her coach believes she richly deserved. Her somersaults on the balance beam and amazing twisting somersaults on floor, carried small errors but were enough to be penalised.

Kyla Howton (15) won gold for her artistic floor and her excellent bar routine with an added silver on beam. Like Tionne she performed some difficult moves, but the odd error pushed her into second .

Hannah Bond at 18 was the oldest competitor and picked up four medals her best being gold on bars. Hannah has been competing for 14 years for the club, longer than any other gymnast.

Poppy Gibbs (14) won a stunning gold for her bars before retiring injured due to a strained back muscle. The brave gymnast was applauded out of the arena, by the packed partisan crowd.

Molly Harris (12) won two wonderful golds for her artistic floor and powerful vault with an additional two bronze medals on beam and bars.

The story of the day was 10-year-old Jess Denvers who competed for the club for the very first time and won two golds for floor and her beam, with a silver added for bars.

Lucy Thompson(11) won gold for her beam, silver on floor and bronze on vault, in an accomplished display.

Emilee Brooks (8) was another stand out winner with gold on bars and beam with silver for floor and bronze on vault.

Tayla Smyth(9) won gold for her bars and won silver on beam, despite not feeling 100 per cent on the day.

Olivia German (7), the youngest competitor, won gold on beam and two silvers for floor and bars with bronze on vault.

Lara Moffat (10) picked up two bronze medals in vault and beam. Cara Mason (8) and Alysha Howton (9) both picked up medals for 4th placings and Dagmara Koziolek missed out on medals but did come 6th, 7th and 8th on her pieces out of a strong group of 16.