GOLDEN SCHOOL GAMES FOR TEAM SCOTLAND

Posted on 05/09/2016 in Men's Artistic

GOLDEN SCHOOL GAMES FOR TEAM SCOTLAND

Team Scotland gymnasts returned from the 2016 School Games in Loughborough with a collection of five gold medals on the men's artistic side, our most successful Games since they were established in 2006.

Leading the way in the Scottish men's artistic team was Pavel Karnejenko (City of Glasgow) who had an outstanding all-around competition, scoring 81.150 to take the title from England's Joe Cemlyn-Jones. Results were flipped in the team event, with England securing that accolade and Scotland (Kelvin Cham, Pavel Karnejenko, Joshua Lincoln, Adam Logan, Rory Smith and David Weir) finishing in silver medal position. Performances didn't waiver during individual apparatus finals the following day, with Scotland topping the podium in four out of six pieces of apparatus! Golden boy Pavel added two to his collection, triumphing on rings and p-bars, whilst also winning two silver medals on vault and high bar. Club mate Kelvin Cham topped the leaderboard on floor and vault, won silver on rings and bronze on pommel. Winning Scotland's 12th medal of the Games was David Weir (City of Glasgow) who took bronze on vault, making it a full Scottish podium on that piece of apparatus.

On the women's artistic side, Scotland (Anna Hollins, Rosa Holm-Huxley, Sarah McKenzie, Megan Morrison and Ellie Russell) scored 189.300 in the all-around event to take the bronze team medal behind Wales and England respecively. Sarah McKenzie (DGC2k) was the highest scoring individual all-around gymnast, finshing in 7th place. Unfortunately no medals were during apparatus finals, though each of the 4 qualifying gymnasts put in strong performances against a tough field of gymnasts dominated by the Welsh.

Congratulations to all of our gymnasts and team officials involved.

Scottish Gymnastics members can watch routine videos from the competition on the BG Score App using their membership login details.

For full results see the official event website.

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