Girls and boys from Marriotts perform well at major competitions

PUBLISHED: 11:13 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:43 06 May 2010

Showing off their certificates

Showing off their certificates

Saturday was another great day for the Marriotts Gymnastics Club in Stevenage. Their boys squad competed in the London Open and the young girls were on home ground in the British Club Grades Six and Five. The London Open is the oldest and largest open co

Saturday was another great day for the Marriotts Gymnastics Club in Stevenage.

Their boys' squad competed in the London Open and the young girls were on home ground in the British Club Grades Six and Five.

The London Open is the oldest and largest open competition in the country and Marriotts came away with great distinction with tremendous performances by three gymnasts.

Daniel Gardner took an excellent silver medal in the overall intermediate two competition, along with gold on the high bar. In intermediate one, Jack Maydom was overall gold medallist, with apparatus gold on vault and high bar, and Andrew Henry took overall bronze, with apparatus gold on rings.

In other levels, the club was represented by Kye Rowe (primary four) and by Ben Drew, Zole Andrews and Alex Carrier (primary three).

In the primary three 'under age' competition, for gymnasts aged eight and under, the club had five gymnasts competing for the first time.

Nathan Teller, Ross Bell, Frankie Hillier, Kieran McGowan and Cameron Currie all held their nerve and put in good performances although there were no medals.

The girls were competing at 'home' at Marriotts.

In the grade six competition (eight-year-old section), the club's only competitor, Louisa Filed, finished seventh, passing her grade with distinction and qualifying for the regional final.

And in grade five (nine to 11-year-olds) there was the closest of battles, with Hannah Rayfield taking joint gold, and Lucy Moxham the bronze.

Both qualify through to the regional final, along with Laura Burns and Talia Francis who all passed their grade with distinction. In the same section, Georgia Hayes and Bethany Suppa also achieved passes to make it a 100 per cent pass rate for the Marriotts girls.


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