GYMNASTICS: Gleed’s golden girls in national final

Golden girls: The title-winning pupils from Sir John Gleed School girls' campus are pictured with their coach Christine Ringrose (back, centre). Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG080212-482MD (to order call 01775 765433 or visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto)
Golden girls: The title-winning pupils from Sir John Gleed School girls' campus are pictured with their coach Christine Ringrose (back, centre). Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG080212-482MD (to order call 01775 765433 or visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto)
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TWO gymnastic teams from Sir John Gleed School girls’ campus became regional champions at the East Midlands Floor and Vault competition in Stamford.

Both the under-13 and under-19 squads took team titles, meaning they’ll now represent the East Midlands at the national finals, to be held at Fenton Manor, Stoke on Trent, in May.

The under-13 team consisted of Elle Wenham, Megan Robinson Green, Cora-Lee Johnson, Tyler-Mae Harker, Amy Loveridge and Laura Delve – with the latter winning an individual silver medal.

Ellie-Mae Stokes, Sammy-Jo Henshaw, Mandana Mir Javidi, Teghan-Kae Mills, Sophie Crowson and Emma Coddington made up the under-19 squad – who had a number of stunning individual performances.

None were better than Coddington, who scored an amazing 9.9 en route to gold in the vault, just 0.1 short of a perfect score. Crowson also walked off with a silver medal.

The most remarkable thing about the under-19s’ win is their age, though. Three of the team are only 13 years old, while one is 14 and two are 15.

Team coach Christine Ringrose said: “All of the team performed outstandingly well and were thrilled to have made it to the nationals.

“A big thank you goes to Miss Dooley for driving the mini bus and for helping on the day, and a huge thank you goes to parents for their continued support and for travelling to Stamford to cheer our teams on.”