Arabian gymnasts complete a podium clean sweep

Three of Arabian's senior beam stars locked out the podium at the Witham Hill Invitational.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 11:22 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 12:31 pm
Molly, Lucy and Tallulah

Molly Harris (17), Lucy Thompson (16), and Tallulah Couper (15) put in stunning performances where Arabian took the top three places.

Lucy took the gold, Molly the silver and Tallulah the bronze. Tallulah also picked up a fourth place for her range and conditioning exercise, demonstrating her flexibility. Again vault being our piece Molly took silver with Lucy claiming gold.

All three girls had a fantastic competition, especially Lucy, pictured below, who took the overall level four champion title, with the three gold medals for vault, floor and beam as well as a bronze for bars.

Head Coach Al Armitage said “It’s so good to see all three eldest on the podium for the beam.

“After a long day, it’s always good to see the girls rewarded when they’ve worked hard.”

Earlier in the day, Lyla Clark, top, who, if hadn’t fallen on the beam, would have taken the overall level 5 title.

Lyla did pick up a gold for her powerful and perfectly stuck vault as well as her acrobatic trampette. Her bar routine was silver medal on top of her two golds. Out of the 50 competitors, Lyla came an impressive fourth place.

Next up, Arabian’s youngest competitor, seven-year-old Flic Smith, and 12-year-old Bella Campbell-Marshall. On beam Flic won bronze and her strong vault and artistic trampette got her two gold medals.

She also gained two silvers for her bars and floor routines. Flic was in a tough age group although she held her own and overall came an impressive 19th.

Vault seemed to be Arabian’s piece on the day as Bella took a silver medal for it as well as a fourth place for her bars.