Over 40 gymnasts represented Sugarloaf Gymnastics at the National Level 2-10 and 3- 9+ Individual Apparatus Championships last weekend, January 20th and 21st at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown.
Between our Squad girls and our Competitive Advanced Recreation girls, ranging in age from 7 to 16 year old, they brought home over 20 medals in the competitions which saw very high levels of gymnastics on display. We saw some brilliant performances, great improvements in skills, focus and determination, skills, routines and levels competed for the first time. Mistakes were made, lessons will be learned and we will only use these experiences to get better and better! The girls had fantastic attitudes and we are very proud of every girl who competed representing Sugarloaf. It was a different competition format than usual and all gymnasts were thrilled to be able to warm up their routines in the National Gymnastics Training Centre. There are some fantastic photos of our gymnasts on the Gymnastics Ireland Facebook page.
A huge thank you and well done to our Coaching and Judging team who endured a very long weekend of competition.
Last but not least, congratulations to our medal winners:
- Eve Smyth 1st Vault
- Laoise Johnston 3rd Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor
- Katie Phibbs 2nd Vault
- Emily O’Reilly 2nd Vault
- Sophie O’Mahony 1st Vault, 3rd Bars
- Aoife Finnegan 1st Vault
- Rosie Davis 3rd Vault, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor
- Maya Farrell 3rd Beam
- Isla Marsh 1st Beam, Bars, Floor, Vault
Level 10 O15
- Alice Fitzgerald 1st Bars and Floor
- Niamh Hutchinson 1st Vault, 3rd Beam, 3rd Bars
Our competitive gymnasts will now prepare for competitions again in April and May.