Portsmouth talents earn rewards at Rushmoor Academy

Emily Goss finished fourth in the seniors' age category
Emily Goss finished fourth in the seniors' age category
The talented City of Portsmouth boys' squad. Picture: Matthew Reeds

Southern region joy for Portsmouth boys

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Portsmouth talents collected a hatful of prizes in the Gymstars open competition at the Rushmoor Academy in Aldershot.

Clubs from all over the United Kingdom sent their top artistic female gymnasts to take part in all age group levels.

The dedication to training paid off for PGC gymnasts

The dedication to training paid off for PGC gymnasts

The quality of routines on show was impressive.

And the Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre (PGC) talents showed their ability with a series of excellent performances.

Their displays, as a group, reflected the high level of competency and skills they regularly deliver in local, regional, and national competitions.

PGC women’s artistic coach Tina Field said: ‘The girls worked hard to show off the new skills they have been practising over the winter.

The team had a great competition and delivered routines they should be proud of, showing how diverse their skills have become

Tina Field

‘The team had a great competition and delivered routines they should be proud of, showing how diverse their skills have become.’

Ruby Savage led the charge on day one of the competition as she finished fifth overall in level five, with a highest placing of fourth on the beam.

On day two, Lexie Mullins finished third at level four in-age category, Anais Saunders placed ninth, Sienna Chantrey-Jowett was 10th and Summer Harris was 11th.

Mullins won on the beam with a flawless routine and Harris was third on floor.

In the level three, in-age category Georgia Luff finished eighth overall, including fourth on the floor, and Sydney Whittle was close behind in 11th.

Ellie-Mae Peach finished fifth in the level two, in-age category, with her second position in her bars routine her highest placing.

There was an impressive second place overall in the level two 12-13-year-old category for Summer Yeates.

She also secured first place on the beam.

Fellow PGC ace Hannah Judden finished in eighth place overall and delivered an excellent beam routine to take third spot.

Recently crowned national champion Claudia Garner continued her excellent form.

She finished third overall in the higher level three category for 11-12 years.

Garner also won on beam with a brilliant routine.

Emily Shears finished 19th in the same category, showing her strength on the bars where she placed fifth overall.

In the espoir category, Maisie Lloyd-Jones was in good form.

She picked up the silver medal overall after solid routines on all apparatus, including second on floor and vault.

And in the seniors’ category Emily Goss finished off a successful weekend for the PGC girls with fourth-place overall.

Throughout the two days of competition there was incredible support for all the gymnasts.

Their team-mates made the trip to Aldershot on both days of competition to cheer on the competitors.

Overall, it proved to be a fantastic competition for the PGC girls.

It gave them the chance to showcase their new routines.

And for the girls in the age-nine category it was their first time taking part in the event, providing them with valuable experience.

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