Honiton youngsters Challis and Patmore land bronze at South West Acrobatic Gymnastics event at Sherborne

PUBLISHED: 15:43 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:43 19 March 2013

Morgan Johnson and Aimee Deam with the stand on knees routine

Morgan Johnson and Aimee Deam with the stand on knees routine


In addition to the tremendous success of Morgan Johnson and Aimee Deam, Honiton Gymnastics Club also had a number of other notable performers in action at the South West Acrobatic Gymnastics Prelims competition in Sherborne, writes James Reddy.

Many of the gymnasts were competing for the very first time in a regional preliminary competition.

Twelve-year-old Corinna Challis and seven-year-old partner Sophie Patmore, also coached by Pam Burns and Melissa Ilsley, took bronze in the Out of Age Grade 1 Girls Pair competition.

In the same category fourth place went to Honiton dup Erin Blackmore (aged eight) and Michelle Quick (aged 11) in fourth.

Coach Ilsley said: “The second medal topped off an excellent competition for our gymnasts. We had a number on parade who were getting their first experience of such high level competition and it was a great first experience for them.”

Full list of Honiton results:

Grade A Women’s Pairs: Harrianne Wood and Nia Collins – 12th, 21.80

Grade B Women’s Pairs: Emma Tipton and Piper Leisk – 6th, 24.15

Grade B Trio: Harvie Pugh, Ilana Cousins and Scarlet Livingstone – 4th, 24.00; Ellie Monro Higgins, Olivia Wootton and Jessica Downs – 8th, 22.30

Grade 1 Mixed Pairs: Morgan Johnson and Aimee Dean – 1st, 25.60

Grade 1 Women’s Groups: Valentine Tutcher, Emily Peck and Catie Lee – 4th, 24.30

Grade 1 Women’s Pairs: Corinna Challis and Sophie Patmore – 3rd, 25.95; Shelly Quick & Erin Blackmore – 4th, 25.65; Katie Studley and Chloe-Mae Outram – 8th, 24.10; Hannah Selway and Katie Hennessy – 9th, 24.00

Honiton gymnasts competing in Sherborne included performers from the club’s Recreational Competition Group, Club Acro, and Squad Acro Groups.

Honiton Gymnastics Club caters for gymnasts of all ages, including Saturday Morning Kindergym, Gym Crazy Kids for children aged 4+, recreational groups, competition squads, and adult gym sessions. To find out more visit www.honitongymclub.org.

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