Hollington claim historic medal

Hollington Gymnastics Club's representatives at the Inter Regional Sports Acrobatics Championships in Southampton
Hollington Gymnastics Club's representatives at the Inter Regional Sports Acrobatics Championships in Southampton

Hollington Gymnastics Club achieved its first ever individual medal at the Inter-Regional Sports Acrobatics Championships.

The two-day event in Southampton boasted an extremely high quality field with competitors from all over Great Britain and the Hollington girls had come through qualifiers to earn their place on the South East team.

Jocelyn Campbell-Marshall, Lydia Ercegovic and Summer Osborne executed a fantastic routine to secure the bronze medal in the grade four women’s groups.

In the grade two women’s groups, Luisa Dunford, Natalia Luke and Violet Cumming achieved a fantastic score which placed them sixth overall. Erin Wiltshire, Saskia Jerrey and Hannah Morley also performed a lovely routine to come 10th.

Day two saw the turn of the grade three and four pairs and groups. At grade three, Antonia Doyle, Laura Gow and Malek Jbali were determined to come out top for the South East region, and did so in fine style by coming sixth.

In a notoriously difficult category, Esme Campbell-Marshall and Tia West performed their socks off with their grade three pairs routine to achieve another creditable sixth place.

Charlotte Wynne-Pennels and Emily Kennedy earned the third highest artistry score of the grade four pairs group, but two time faults slipped their overall placing to ninth.

Hollington coach Tracy Webb said: “ We were by far the largest contingent representing the South East region and were dominant for the region in all grades.”