Home stars hit top form in SGA Teamgym Championships

Scarborough Gymnastics Academy members hit top form when they hosted their invitational teamgym apparatus championships.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 4:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th July 2016, 10:02 am
The home clubs level six gymnasts line up and show off their trophy and medals at the Scarborough Gymnastics Academy teamgym apparatus championship

More than 200 gymnasts from clubs around Yorkshire took part in four competitions throughout the day.

In the first competition, it was a fantastic start to the day at the SGA team gym invitational competition.

Scarborough came away with two team gold (junior girls and youth mixed), one team silver (mixed primary level four) and the junior women’s team and also won an additional team gold which was the junior/senior challenge section.

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The second competition was the level five teamgym invitational competition.

Both Scarborough mixed and girls teams were awarded gold for their fantastic performances.

The overall mini level five winning team was the Scarborough mini girls team.

The next competition was the level five youth and micro disability teamgym championships.

Both Scarborough youth girls and youth mixed scooped gold for the Barry’s Lane-based club.

The overall youth level five team champion was awarded to the latter team.

The fourth and final competition was the level six event, with gymnasts competing in both mini and youth categories.

The Scarborough mini girls earned a first place as did the SGA mini mixed blue team, while the hosts’ mini mixed blue and youth mixed squads both earned second places.

The overall mini level six champions were the Scarborough mini girls.

Coach Nikii Walker said: “The atmosphere at the event was fantastic throughout the day with all teams showing great team spirit.

“The gymnasts performances have been outstanding and it’s clear everybody’s hard work paid off , and we would like to say a huge well done to all the gymnasts who took part.”

Walker added: “SGA would like to thank the coaches for their dedication and commitment and to the competition organisers, judges, and volunteers who give up their time to make events like these possible.

“We would also like to say a big thank you to the zonal gymnasts who performed a high difficulty routine on trampette and tumble, which really impressed the audience and also inspired the gymnasts. All in all, the day was a huge success.”