Super Suki finish the gymnastics year on a high

Taylor Townley. Picture: Gareth Jones/Sports-alive photography

Taylor Townley. Picture: Gareth Jones/Sports-alive photography

Tyesha Kirton in action. Picture: Gareth Jones/Sport-alive photography

Southern success for super Suki

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Gymnasts from across the south put on a great show in the annual competition hosted by Suki.

A total of 97 superb routines were performed at Brune Park School, in Gosport.

Many clubs turned out to support the event, including from London, Reading and Basingstoke.

Members of Suki Gymnastics Club performed 18 routines and four were making their competition debuts.

In National Aerobic Code (NAC) group two, Taylor Townley led a brilliant one, two, three for the host club.

She picked up the gold medal with India Maclean taking the silver and Jade Newnham earning the bronze.

In the group one pairs, Mackenzie Towse and Tyesha Kirton achieved first place for Suki.

Callie Moore secured third place in a hotly-contested group one.

She was agonisingly close to taking the gold medal, with only 0.1 of a point separating the top three.

In the national development category, Caitlin Downing finished in third place.

Jasmine Welsh secured fourth place and Shannon Russell, who had just moved up, finished ninth.

In the Regional Aerobic Code (RAC)national development, Freya Meachen finished second and after going very close to getting the gold medal she was delighted with her performance.

She said: ‘I enjoyed all of my routine when I was performing.

‘I had fun, I enjoyed watching other routines and getting my medal.

‘The coaches helped all of us to perform to our absolute best and helped all of us to be amazing.’

Amanda Ebbutt secured first place in the RAC senior category and thanked coach Julie Townley for her support.

She said: ‘Coach Julie gave me some encouragement which I was appreciative of and then before I knew it I was on.

‘So, all in all, an amazing day and an experience I will never forget.

‘A big thank you goes out to all the coaches in helping to prepare us all for this competition.’

Eleanor Meachen finished third in RAC group one and she felt all the gymnasts did themselves proud.

She said: ‘I enjoyed competing, as I always do.

‘I think that everyone did very well and deserved what they got, whether it was a medal, a personal best, or just a great score.

‘I also liked the venue because I was very familiar with it and knew my way around easily.

‘The coaches helped me to perform to my best.

‘Overall, I think that the day went well and everybody from our club performed to the best of their abilities.’

In the RAC pre-foundation category, Molly Feltham finished fourth, and was very close to a bronze medal.

Erin Buick competed for the first time, finishing 14th overall.

She was followed closely by team-mate Lucie Emmett who finished 15th overall.

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