New county champions crowned in Kingston


Milton Keynes Gymnastics made home advantage count as they took an impressive 38 medals at the Bucks County Championships.

The four youngest competitors aged 7/8 were all competing for the first time in a county champs and all held their nerves in front of a packed crowd at the Kingston gymnastics centre.

Freya Miles won two bronzes and two silvers, Daisy Copestake won a silver.

Olivia Fox and Joanna Pande both came away with a county title each to their name with Olivia winning gold on floor and Joanna on vault.

In the next section, Holly Jones (9) won two bronzes and a gold on beam, while Amber Faulkner (9) took home one of each colour, winning a bronze, a silver and a gold for her efforts.

Sophie Caves (9) and Bethany Redsull-Keeler both performed well to take the county titles, and won a place in the regional finals at the end of the year.

In the older section Phoebe Copestake (11) won four county championship titles and another silver with a solid performance.

Bryony Matthews (12) took two gold medals and three silvers, making her a two time county champion.

Kayleigh Matthews (12) put in a good performance and will be joining Bryony and Phoebe in the regional champs in October.

In the last section, the Elite section, Leah Stinson (9) won an incredible five gold medals making her a five time Bucks county champion.

Amari Freckleton (10) came away with two bronzes and three silvers to her name whereas Charlotte Anderson-Priddie (10) won a four championship titles and a silver.

These three youngsters will all be competing in October at the regional Championships to fight for a place in the British Championships.