Nothing unlucky about Arabian's gold medal collection in the season opener

The girls from Arabian Gymnastics racked up and impressive 13 gold medals in their first competition of the season in Preston over the weekend.

Thursday, 29th September 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:18 pm

Six-year-old Elsie Hayes was the only performer for Engineering Quest-sponsored Arabian on the opening day of competition on Saturday, and she won two mazing bronze medals for floor and bars in her first long distance away trip.

Sunday saw nine more Arabian girls shine, beginning with Bella Campbell Marshall, 10, winning two golds on vault and acrobatic beam.

Cara Mason won gold on bars and beam with a silver for Vault. Alysha Howton also won gold on bars with silver for floor, and Naomi Fedoriw made it a hat-trick of bar golds.

Dagmara Koziolek had a stunning day winning three golds and bronze. She took gold on bars, vault and balance beam, and bronze on the floor.

Kyla Howton took four medals. She took gold on beam and vault but was just pipped on floor and bar, taking silver.

Hannah Bond, 20, continued her amazing longevity with yet another gold, this time for bars and bronze on floor and beam.

Anna Coaton won bronze on vault and was fourth on floor and beam.

Lucy Thompson took one of each medal with bronze for vault, silver for beam, beaten only by her team mate Dagmara, as she gained a terrific gold medal for floor.