Honiton pair land South West gymnastics title

PUBLISHED: 15:37 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:37 19 March 2013

Morgan Johnson and Aimee Deam

Morgan Johnson and Aimee Deam


Honiton acrobatic mixed pair Morgan Johnson and Aimee Deam landed a prestigious South West title in their very first competition together, writes James Reddy.

The gymnasts, competing in the Out of Age Grade 1 mixed pair competition, took gold at the South West Acrobatic Gymnastics Prelims competition in Sherborne last weekend, beating off competition from other partnerships from across the region..

Seven-year old Deam and 13-year-old Johnson are coached by Pam Burns and Melissa Ilsley.

Ilsley said: “Morgan and Aimee performed excellently, showing great promise for the future. We are extremely proud of them.

They had to perform in the Out of Age category as Aimee is still too young to proceed through to national finals, but we’re confident that we’ll be seeing more strong performances from them for years to come, with the potential of competing at a national level.”

The pair scored 25.60 out of 30 and performed a two-minute choreographed routine that included balance and dynamic partner elements, along with tumbles, agilities and flexibility moves.

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