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Gymanstics: Medal haul for Abbey

Abbey Gymnastics members and coaches at the Shooting Starz Invitational

Abbey Gymnastics members and coaches at the Shooting Starz Invitational

Abbey Gymnastics took home a staggering 18 medals from the recent Shooting Starz Invitational in Londonderry.

Competing against gymnasts from the host club and Abingdon Gym Club, Katie Vernor (9) came first on floor and Carys McIlwaine (9) third on vault in the 9 and 10 age group. In Cara Keenan’s first ever competition, she finished second in her category on vault and third on floor. Caitlin Watts (7) also competed in the 7 and 8 age group and produced great performances for her first competition.

In the Level Four category, Kendal Maguire (9) claimed first on bars, the runner-up spot on vault, third on floor and third overall. Rachel Campbell (8) was first on vault, third on beam and second overall. There was more success with Lara Norwood (8) finishing first on beam, while Amy Parker (9) took top spot on floor.

In the Level Four Out of Age category Chelsea McClurg (13) came second on bars and third on to claim second overall. Ellen Winder (14), who was restricted to competing on two apparatus due to injury, was runner-up on beam and third on floor.

Members of the club are aiming for more success in the upcoming Winter Challenge which will welcome gymnasts from across Northern Ireland at the end of the month.

 
 
 

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