Six of the best highlight Dynamo strength in depth

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James Leaver picks up medal at British Championships

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Debbie Richardson has hailed the strength in depth of the Dynamo boys’ squad.

The director of coaching at the Hamble club reckons the team are improving every time they compete.

And that was underlined by fine displays at the London Open in Dartford and regional finals – as six talents booked their spots in the national finale.

Richardson said: ‘The squad is improving with each competition.

‘Their standard strength is now in the depth of gymnasts who are able to compete at regional and national level.’

Whiteley’s Lyle Harry, Gosport’s Owen Sims and Keaton Spry of Titchfield shone in the regionals to seal places at the nationals in Birmingham next month.

Harry won gold with a score of 72.75 to net selection at elite grade level two.

Second place was enough for Sims at club grade level one, while Spry registered 61.75 to win through as fourth place in level three.

Joining them in the midlands will be Hilsea duo Jack Helps and Louis Brunnen, and Copnor’s Harry Hayes.

They teamed up with two other Dynamo starlets to fill the top-five spots in level four.

Helps was second, Hayes fourth and Brunnen fifth.

The six talents had earlier starred at the London Open.

Harry, 10, finished 11th at the elite grade, while Sims, nine, was sixth in club level one.

Spry, 11, was fourth on the pommel horse and second on the vault as he finished eighth overall.

And under-12s Helps, Brunnen and Hayes finished third, seventh and eighth at level four.