Medals flood in at Spalding

Emilee Brooks
Emilee Brooks

Arabian gymnasts fared more than well with a staggering total of 142 medals won away from home at Spalding.

The recent European Gymnastics Invitation had 230 gymnasts entered from all over the country in an event deemed as one of the biggest one-day events in the sport.

Of the huge haul, 50 gold medals were collected of which 20-year-old Bex Whatmore won four and performed her double somersault on floor for the first time.

Lucy Thompson and Saskia Albertella, both 10, also picked up four golds each.

Winning three golds each were eight-year-year old Emilee Brooks fresh from her gold win in Scotland recently, Lara Moffat, 10 and Natasha Dagois, 13.

Picking up two golds each for their club were: Alessia Allen, Aliysia Tomak, Faye Treadwell, Georgina Harvey, Kaysey Clarke, Libby usher, Lucy Ravilious, Megan Burgess, Phoebe Briggs, Sophie Fretwell and Tayla Smyth.

Head coach Alan Armitage said: “You can never guarantee an athletes performance will match what they do in training night after night.

“But it’s fair to say most of the gymnasts had near-on perfect displays.

“Congratulations must go to the coaching team who prepared the 40 gymnasts so well.”