Eight young starlets from Aylesbury’s Lynx Gym did their club and the town proud when they shone at the UK Championships.
Three youngsters at Level 8 Amelie Avery-Hughes, Evie Gibson and Lacey Frogley – all aged seven and all from Aylesbury – were making their competitive debuts.
But the girls competed well with Avery-Hughes gaining a score of 21.40 to come away with a bronze medal.
Running just behind was Gibson in fourth place with a score of 21.30 and Frogley in fifth position achieving 20.90.
Proud coaches Jessica Nappo and Courtney Osborne congratulated their gymnasts on their star performances.
The other five members competed at Level 7 in their age groups. Elizabeth Routledge, eight, and Daisy Kensett, nine, both produced a great beam routine but unfortunately with a fall each Routledge was standing in fourth place, just a 0.10 deduction from a bronze.
Kensett gained a high score on her handspring vault along with a well balanced floor routine to finish fifth. Isabel Avery-Hughes, 10, worked her way across the beam to finish equal to Routledge. The trio have worked well in the gym on Rabans Lane and it showed in their performances. Chloe Foster, 12, performed an outstanding gold medal beam routine with a huge score of 12.50. Her focus and determination in every element meant she was a whole mark above the rest of the competing gymnasts.
Madison Hobman, 11, a student at Lord Williams’s School in Thame, flew her way to first place with a new floor routine and near to perfect vault earning her a score of 24.80.
Despite an unfortunate fall on the beam, Hobman’s huge score sealed the third place trophy for UKG Champion 2013.
Head coach Aimee Gibson said she was ‘ecstatic’ with the gymnasts’ efforts.
“It was a tough competition for everyone, gymnasts from across the UK including the small island of Jersey turned out in force. It was humbling to see all eight of our Lynx gymnasts perform with such grace and determination.”