GYMNASTICS: Home comforts for Spalding at Tulip meet

SUPER SHOW: Successful Spalding Gymnastic Club competitors show off their medals. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG050213-142TW (to order call 01775 765433)
SUPER SHOW: Successful Spalding Gymnastic Club competitors show off their medals. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG050213-142TW (to order call 01775 765433)

Spalding Gymnastic Club enjoyed great success as they played host to their popular Tulip meet.

No less than 112 competitors took part in the Cradge Bank event, which boasts both team and individual competitions.
The host club excelled at level six, with Spalding B winning the bronze on vault – thanks largely to Milly Weller taking gold in the individual stakes. 
On floor, Millie Parsons won gold, with Abbie Stubbs (silver) and Liberty Foden (bronze) making it a clean-sweep. That saw Spalding B grab gold overall on floor, with Spalding A winning silver.On the beam, Spalding B won team gold ahead of Spalding A in second as Foden (gold), Stubbs (silver) and Maddie Freeman (bronze) starred individually.
Bars were next, with Spalding A (silver) and Spalding B (bronze) again placing well. Foden (silver) and Weller (bronze) both medalled.
Overall at level six, Spalding B secured gold ahead of Spalding A in the silver medal position.
At level five, Spalding B just missed out on a team medal in fourth, with Spalding A finishing sixth. Individually, Alice Baxter took gold on beam and silver overall, while Ruby Vertuccio won the gold on vault. Ellie Keeble was fifth on beam and bronze medal winner overall, with team-mate Molly Hodgson was landing silver on vault and finishing fifth on both beam and floor.
Meanwhile at level four, Spalding finished fifth in the team competition with Simran Bhondi getting silver on vault. Erin Bailey was fifth on beam ahead of team-mate Evie Freeman in sixth as Spalding A won the silver team medal on that discipline.
Level three saw the most experienced gymnasts take part, with Spalding winning the bronze in the team competition. Emma Coddington took silver on bars, with Clara Willis bagging bronze on floor and Francesca Harper also securing bronze on vault.