Arabian pick up more than 100 medals

Kyla Howton
Kyla Howton

Arabian Gymnastics picked up more than 100 medals at the European Invitation in Spalding.

With more than 30 gymnasts competing, Arabian were in top form against nearly 300 performers on the day.

Collectively the girls won over 100 medals with 90 in the top three places - a truly amazing result with the youngest just five-years-old and the eldest 19.

The gymnasts competed Bars, Vault, Tumble Balance Beam and Trampette.

Dagmara Koziolek, 11, took the honour’s with three golds and a bronze.

The biggest tally of five medals however was Naomi Fedoriw with two gold, two silver and a bronze.

Lucy Thompson and Flic Smith won four medals apiece.

Shania Smith had her first ever event for Arabian and won two medals for bars and beam.

Bringing gold medals back were: Lucy Thompson, Sarah Jane Donnell, Flic Smith, Isobelle Smith, Lacie James, Naomi Matheron, Ruby Matheron, Emilia Agafonova, Bethan Retford, Holly Dennis, Eve Bailey, Shannon McCarthy, Amy Young, Anna Coaton, Alisiya Tomak, Alysha Howton, Dagmara Koziolek, Naomi Fedoriw, Emilee Brooks and gymnast Natalia.

Head Coach Al Armitage said: “All the gymnasts gave it their all, they were not fazed by the huge crowd and the cameras around them.

“They just concentrated and blocked everything out, that’s how they managed to stay focused and win so many medals.”