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City of Plymouth Gymnastics Club enjoy success at English Championships in Sheffield

City of Plymouth Gymnastics enjoyed a successful trip to the 2018 English Trampoline & DMT Championships in Sheffield.

The Notre Dame-based club had their biggest qualification for the finals and returned home with a number of medals and top 10 finishes.

Coach Danny Anstey said:  “The event is becoming a significant part of Plymouth’s season with lots of individuals doing fantastically well. The whole weekend was amazing to be part of.”

In the gold level trampoline events, Ben Miller won a silver medal in the 15-16 year-old boys’ category. He gave an outstanding performance in prelims to qualify through to the finals where he produced another strong performance of his new routine.

In the 11-12 year-old boys’ competition, Oscar Piper reached the final where he finished fifth, while Adam Lee finished 10th in the same category.

Nyla Evely landed two great routines to finish ninth in the 11-12 girls’ category, while in the disability trampoline event Jenny Moore gave a confident prelim performance qualifying through to the final where she placed fourth.

There was more success in the double mini trampoline (DMT) events.

In the gold level competition, Oscar Piper took bronze in the 9-12 boys’ category, while Evangeline Piper also picked up a medal of the same colour in the 13-14 girls’ event, where Hancock came eighth and Libby Weddle 10th after nailing her double back.

In the gold level 9-12 girls’ final, Nyla Evely finished fifth.

In the silver level DMT, Ben Gale qualified through to the 13-14 boys’ final in sixth place and was able to up his score by two marks to move up to a brilliant fourth place, while Ebony Colbourne nailed her brand new pass to finish in eighth spot in the 13-14 girls’ category.

“2018 has been a long competitive year, so to finish off City of Plymouth’s season with these great results is an amazing achievement,” added Anstey.

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