The Lynx effect! Nine medals for girls

The Lynx Gym girls
The Lynx Gym girls

Six Lynx gymnasts who have only been competing for just over a year came away with nine medals from two competitions recently.

Lynx entered the team in the UK Gymnastics Apparatus Competition at Milton Keynes and the UKG Channel Islands Competition in Jersey.

Lynx’s Isabel Avery-Hughes, last year’s UKG champion, gained such a high score along with her team mates that she is eligible to move up to level seven for 2013.

Madison Hobman, 11, who recently moved from North Yorkshire to Thame had an unbelievable set of competitions winning gold on bars and silver in floor and vault combined in MK.

She upped her game and went the whole way in St Helier, Jersey, earning herself a gold medal on the floor and vault combined, gold on beam and silver on bars. Hobman was one of the youngest gymnasts in the group competing against girls aged 11-15 years.

A Lynx spokesman said: “Madison certainly made her parents, coaches and club proud.”

The youngster was against her teammate Chloe Foster, 12, who competed well but had an unfortunate fall on her beam routine placing her sixth in Jersey. She went on to grab a high score in floor and vault to finish fourth and was seventh place in MK.

Avery-Hughes, 10, who is currently studying for her 11+ exams, gained a second placement on beam at MK, along with a fourth place for floor and vault combined in Jersey with only a 0.10 deduction away from being third.

Evie Parr, 9, competed a beautiful floor in MK and developed her vault enough to be awarded with a bronze in the floor and vault combined.

Daisy Kensett and Elizabeth Routledge, both 9, were once again on the podium together at MK in joint first place for their beam routines.

The girls managed to fight oneanother for the top spot giving away the same amount of deductions. Kensett gained fourth place in Jersey for floor and vault combined, producing a fantastic handspring vault.

Routledge achieved a fourth placement on beam after an unfortunate fall.

Coaches Aimée Gibson and Georgina Dean said they were very pleased with all the gymnasts and their efforts.

They said: “This was their first competition in which the girls had travelled from the main land to the small island of Jersey. We are all looking forward to the next competition in Lincolnshire (this month).”