The First Competition of 2018…
Spelthourne Gymnastic Club hosted the first two day competition in early February with some of the best clubs from around the country, participating in ‘grades’ and ‘age group’ categories.
We had a number of National Development Programe (NDP) level gymnasts competing for the first time over the two day event in mixed pairs categories, men’s pairs, women’s pairs and women’s groups. With new partnerships, routines and competing for the first time for many, in a highly competitive field, this was a great learning and development experience for them all.
With a good clean round, our men’s pair performed their upbeat grade 4 routine and took silver, narrowly missing out on the gold medal by 0.5 of a mark. The HGA pair scored 25.100 with the Richmond winners getting 25.150.
Our senior women’s trio performed their three routines: balance, dynamic and combined (a combination of their balance and dynamic skills), to take the gold medal on the day. This was good preparation for the girls before the forthcoming British Championships in Stoke.
The competition season is underway for our gymnasts at HGA and for some of our younger gymnasts this has been their first time performing choreographed routines on a competition floor, in front of judges. Our performance squad gymnasts have also had the opportunity to try out new partnership.