GYMNASTICS: Medal haul for Holbeach and Fenland youngsters

Back from left, Maddie Yellop, Ebony Weston, Danielle Taylor, Shannon Chelsom, Lydia Burton, Jodie Lenton, Lily Watts, Logan Spelman and Kerry Chelsom; front, Annabelle Giles, Lydia Payne, Imogen Portass Bowen, Charlotte Almey, Lola Freeman, Eleanor Harris, Ellie Miller Jobz, Ella Wilson and Alesha Rix. Missing from the photo are Chloe Clifton, Chloe Wright, Holly Russell, Lottie Dack and Kelsey Waldren.
Back from left, Maddie Yellop, Ebony Weston, Danielle Taylor, Shannon Chelsom, Lydia Burton, Jodie Lenton, Lily Watts, Logan Spelman and Kerry Chelsom; front, Annabelle Giles, Lydia Payne, Imogen Portass Bowen, Charlotte Almey, Lola Freeman, Eleanor Harris, Ellie Miller Jobz, Ella Wilson and Alesha Rix. Missing from the photo are Chloe Clifton, Chloe Wright, Holly Russell, Lottie Dack and Kelsey Waldren.
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Holbeach and Fenland gymnasts have collected medals in a variety of competitions held at Spalding Academy and Witham Hill Club.

The first competition was an invitational with 12 gymnasts from the club taking part.

In round one Chloe Clifton gained fourth place in her first competition at this level.

Chloe Wright produced a solid bars and beam performance – taking a bronze and silver medal.

Lily Watts and Lottie Dack were next up on the podium with Lily taking bronze for her clean beam routine and Lottie taking bronze for her flowing bar routine.

Jodie Lenton won three medals – gold on beam and silver on both bars and floor.

Ebony Weston recorded consistent scores on all four pieces, achieving three fourth places.

The next rotation included Shannon Chelsom, Danielle Taylor and Holly Russell, who between them took four bronzes, one silver and one gold with solid performances on all four pieces.

Kerry Chelsom, Maddie Yellop and Lydia Burton took part in a higher level.

Kerry took bronze with a clean beam routine, Maddie had a powerful vault and bars to earn a bronze and silver, while Lydia won silver with her artistic floor routine and a bronze on bars.

The girls attended the County Level 5 and Level 4 competitions against clubs from the whole of Lincolnshire.

All the girls put on great performances with some trying out a new level for the first time.

Danielle produced an outstanding performance on all pieces – taking a bronze overall and becoming the county’s new vault champion of 2016.

A friendly competition for youngest members Eleanor Harris, Ella Wilson, Kelsey Waldren, Lydia, Ellie Miller Jobz and Charlotte Almey was their first event – gaining lots of experience and producing some excellent routines.

Annabelle Giles, Charlotte, Alesha Rix, Imogen Portass Bowen and Lola Freeman produced powerful vaults – gaining them two bronzes and three silvers.

On bars the girls showed great strength with Charlotte, Alesha and Lola all winning golds in their age groups, closely followed by Ellie, Imogen and Lydia all taking the silver medals.

On the bench Lydia put in a stunning performance gaining her a well deserved bronze medal.

On the floor the girls all showed great artistry with Charlotte and Lola both getting bronze medals.