Posted on 27/09/2021 in Rhythmic
Rhythmic gymnasts returned to the floor as Scottish Gymnastics hosted their virtual Scottish rhythmic championships on Sunday 26 September.
Thirty-three gymnasts and groups from four clubs took part in the competition, with medals being awarded across three grades (five to seven) as well as a separate junior, senior and disability competition.
Many of the gymnasts travelled to Beacon Gymnastics Club in Aberdeen, bringing the community of rhythmic gymnasts back together for the first time since virtual competitions were introduced during to the pandemic.
Judges watched routines online via Zoom and submitted scores individually to decide the overall winners in each category.
Ruth Wilson, chair of the Scottish rhythmic technical committee said: “It was great to be able to hold our virutal championship and see all the gymnastics competing their full routines again. Thanks to all clubs, coaches, judges and gymnasts for making this happen, and congratulations to our 2021 scottish champions”.
There were a number of great performances in the grades competitions – with the gymnasts competing in both hoop and ribbon routines.
The junior competition saw 14 gymnasts vying for medals. Cara Patterson (Beacon) secured bronze with a score of 13.40 in her clubs and ribbon routines, with Jasmin Brody (Beacon) earning silver (14.55) and Murrin Mclean (Pentland) winning the gold medal, scoring 21.35.
In the senior competition, there were some strong performances, with the top three gymnasts all from Beacon Gymnastics Club. Suzanne Whittle secured bronze with a score of 12.80, Emma Morrison took second place with a score of 16.70. The winner in this age group was Louise Christie whose performances gave her a score of 26.30.
It was great to see so many gymnasts competing in the senior disability competition as well, with City of Glasgow gymnasts claiming the top placings. Alistair Kemley came third, with a score of 6.25, Alison MacKenzie second with 8.65 and the winner was Amy Clark with a score of 9.20.
Thank you to the gymnasts, coaches and judges from Beacon, Pentland, City of Glasgow, and Vista for taking part and congratulations to the medal winners.