Honiton gymnasts' medal haul

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 15 June 2010

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Honiton Gym Club have ended the season with a haul of medals from the South West Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships.

Honiton Gym Club have ended the season with a haul of medals from the South West Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships. The came back with six golds, three silvers and two bronze medals. The women's trio of Jess Todd, Fiona Wood and Erica Podbury took first place in grade four - the highest level of the national development plan grades - while other medals included:Grade 4 women's pair: Jessica Todd and Jessica Bollen (silver);Grade 3 women's trio: Lauren Davey, Faye Miles, and Sarah Hodkinson (gold); Megan Moore, Jess Bollen, and Danni Gillard (bronze);Grade 2 women's trio: Jes Kennaway, Shaylee Moore and Valentine Tutcher (gold);Grade 1 men's group: Ashley Wallis, Adam Fullick, Buster Tutcher and Dan Liddiard (gold);Grade 1 women's pair: Shaylee Moore and Lauren Davey (gold); Jes Kennaway and Valentine Tutcher (silver); Prep B men's pair: Adam Fullick and Ashley Wallis (gold);Prep B mixed pair: Buster Tutcher and Charlotte Drawer (bronze);Pre A women's pair: Rosie Lyus and Charlotte Hartland (silver).Other gymnasts from the club put in excellent performances, narrowly missing out on the medals - including women's trio Rachel Palfrey, Georgia Rooke and Lauren Forsyth, and mixed pair Dan Liddiard and Megan Moore - who both came fourth in their disciplines.Helen Nayler, head coach at Honiton Acrobatic and General Gymnastics Club, said: "This is a great finish to the acrobatic gymnastics season. It's been one of our most successful years so far, and the hard work of the gymnasts has really paid off. The main competition season begins again in February next year, so the hard work starts all over again now. We'll be looking for some of those who missed out this year to improve their performances and get into a medal position next time. And, who knows, with some perseverance and determination, we will hopefully make an impression on the national scene in 2009." Although the official competition season in the south west has finished now, some of the higher level gymnasts are hoping to compete in an international in Germany in October, followed by the British Open Tournament in November in Stoke on Trent.With the popularity of acrobatic gymnastics growing in Honiton, the club is running an increased number of sessions, and welcomes girls and boys of any age to come along to sessions at Honiton Leisure Centre and try out this exciting sport. l To find out more call Helen Nayler on 07825 181693, email hnayler@honitongymclub.co.uk

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