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Gymnastics Academy won 100 medals in 2018 competitions so far

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Fenland Gymnastics Academy has had an extremely successful first half of 2018, winning more than 100 medals in various competitions around the country.

Shanae Sigorney (10) competed in the East Regional Compulsories event in Ipswich; this is the hardest level of competition at the age of 10 that a gymnast can tackle.

Shanae competed amazingly, passing her grade with flying colours and placed fourth overall, meaning that she qualified through to the national finals.

Fenland Gymnastics Shanae Sigorney first FGA to reach national final age 10. (2562367)
Fenland Gymnastics Shanae Sigorney first FGA to reach national final age 10. (2562367)

Sigorney travelled to Stoke-on-Trent on May 12 as part of the East regional team to compete in the nationalfinals. This was a huge achievement for Shanae and she is the first gymnast from the club to reach this level. She competed against 41 of the best 10 year-olds in Great Britain to place 25th overall.

Shanae’s scores contributed towards the East team total and they managed to place a superb second out of 12 teams from across the country.

On May 27, 16 gymnasts travelled to Milton Keynes to compete in the National Roses competition. All competed well in new routines to bring home 44 medals between them, a fantastic result from the girls aged between 6-11.

Fenland Gymnastics who have won lots of medals. (2562366)
Fenland Gymnastics who have won lots of medals. (2562366)

Other highlights of the competition season included:

At the Cambridgeshire County Grades competition in Huntingdon, 19 gymnasts achieved their grades including six passes, eight commendations and five distinctions, with a special mention to Summer Vincent (7) and Kacia Craigen (12) who scored well enough to place through into the Regional Finals where they placed 16th and 11th respectively.

Stepping up a level to the East Region National Grades competition, a trio competed against the best 10-16 year-olds in the region and secured their grades with Annie Wake (10) and Amelia Gooding (11) securing commendations and Lucy Dear (10) a distinction.

Head coach Claire Stock said: “I am incredibly proud of our results in the first half of 2018. We have had representation at novice level right up to elite and across all of the age groups in our competitions.

“Shanae’s results were the best that the club has ever achieved; to win a medal at National level is incredible and has really inspired the younger generation to push towards that standard. These results are testament to the huge amount of hard work and dedication that our gymnasts and coaches constantly put in.

“We would like to thank all our parents for their continued support of the club and also Steve Tierney for his generosity and support during his time as Mayor of Wisbech.”

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