Rhythmic | Medal Success at British Championships
It was an exciting weekend of competition as Scottish rhythmic gymnasts won a total of seven medals at the 2022 British Rhythmic Championships in Telford.
The competition on 21 and 22 May was the first in three years and saw two individuals and two groups return to Scotland with an impressive medal haul of three all-around medals and four apparatus medals.
Cara Mackay from Esprit was the first Scot to take to the floor on day one of the championships with her hoop and ball routines. Her clubs and ribbon routines on the second day saw Cara qualifying for finals in both apparatus and earn a bronze with her clubs routine.
Ahead of her debut at next month’s European championship, Beacon's Louise Christie was on great form on day one making all apparatus finals over the two-day championship, finishing fourth place in ball and fifth in hoop. After routines in clubs and ribbons on the second day of the all-around, she secured an overall score of 99.500 and the silver medal. West London’s Marfa Ekimova took the gold and the championship title.
Louise qualified for two further apparatus finals earning top score of 24.200 for ribbon – 0.650 points ahead of Alice Leaper from Fylde Coast. She also won a second silver in the clubs final, rounding off her competition with an impressive three medals in total.
In the group competition, both Beacon Rhythmic Gymnastics Club’s groups secured podium placings. The junior Rubies of Clara Paris, Emilie Findlay, Hania Czebreszuk, Julia Ostowicz, Orla Arnott and Polina Cooper won bronze in the all-around junior competition.
The senior Butterflies group of Abbi Reid, Gaby Giles, Jasmin Brody,?Lucy Nicol and Suzanne Whittle matched that podium finish and also claimed a second medal in the apparatus finals, with a silver in the ball and ribbon final.
Congratulations to the gymnasts and their coaches for a great championship performance.
Scottish Gymnastics performance manager Jamie Bowie said: “It is exciting to see the number of gymnasts qualify for the British championships this year."
"It is a reflection on the dedication and hard work of the gymnasts and coaches in their clubs and as part of the rhythmic performance pathway programme."
The seven medals won at the championships highlights that, and the gymnasts and coaches should be extremely proud of their performances.
For full results of the 2022 British Rhythmic Championships, please visit the British Gymnastics website.