Posted on 01/08/2015 in Acrobatic
The 2015 British Championships Series united four disciplines under the one roof of the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Acrobatic and Teamgym were in the spotlight on Saturday 1st August and both disciplines attracted large crowds of specators throughout the day.
In the acrobatic event 12 partnerships representing 5 Scottish clubs competed a mixture of balance and dynamic routines. The standard of acrobatic gymnastics in Great Britain has improved greatly in recent years so the competition for a top 8 finish within each category to qualify for the finals was always going to be tough. Partnerships from Acrobay, City of Glasgow, East Kilbride & Kilmarnock all succeeded in achieving qualification to the final. A summary of the results can be found below.
Cara Bustard & Louise Semple (East Kilbride) - 11-16 women's pair - 5th - QUALIFIED
Erinn Foley & Jade Hall (City of Glasgow) - 11-16 women's pair - 12th
Anna Tearney & Chloe Lee (East Kilbride) - 11-16 women's pair - 14th
Jemma Campbell & Stephanie-Anne Donnelly (Urban) - 11-16 women's pair - 15th
Jacqeuline Lightbody, Sunny Ward & Kirsten Lewis (East Kilbride) - 11-16 women's group - 9th
Laura Millar, Abby Cunningham & Keira McManus (Kilmarnock) - 11-16 women's group - 10th
David Arendarik & Jodie Hall (City of Glasgow) - 11-16 mixed pair - 6th - QUALIFIED
Emma Waugh & Sara O'Kane (East Kilbride) - 12-18 women's pair - 5th - QUALIFIED
Jodi Watson, Jane Stevenson & Chloe Rowlands (Acrobay) - 12-18 women's group - 5th QUALIFIED
Nicole Smith, Zoe Smith & Megan Gemmill (East Kilbride) - 12-18 women's group - 9th
Greg Robertson & Lucy Glendenning (Kilmarnock) - 12-18 mixed pair - 3rd QUALIFIED
Amy Robertson, Sophie Mulholland & Melissa Loughlin (Urban) - senior women's group - 2nd (complete Sunday)
The Junior Mixed team from Saltire was the sole Scottish representative in the Teamgym Championships as the remaining 4 teams (Saltire & Forth Valley) will go on to compete in Sunday's challenge event. With just 2 teams competing in the junior mixed category the fight was on to top the podium. The gymnasts from Pinewood showed their strength in all three apparatus; floor, trampette and tumble; to edge Saltire in to silver medal position, scoring 38.350.
For full results see www.british-gymnastics.org