GYMNASTICS: Super Spalding are buoyed by medals

Golden girls: Spalding's INDI competitors. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG020312-223TW
Golden girls: Spalding's INDI competitors. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG020312-223TW
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SPALDING Gymnastic Club picked up medals galore as they held their annual girls’ INDI competition.

Clubs from Corby Arabian (Bletchley) and Diamonds (Rushden) joined Spalding, with 127 girls taking part.

At level six (6-7 years), Isobel Pang won gold on vault and silver on bars, while Charley Woodworth grabbed silver (floor) and Madeline Freeman took bronze.

Up a group in the 8-9 years section, Liberty Foden shone with golds on floor and beam, as well as bronze on vault.

Also starring was Phoebe Eyett with a gold on vault, while Amelia Fox bagged a bronze (floor).

Anina Benedetti enjoyed a clean sweep in the age 10-11 category, taking a haul of gold medals in the floor, beam vault and bars events.

Not to be outdone, her sister Leoni equalled her on floor for gold and then took silver in the vault and bars, as well as bronze on beam.

Milly Parsons picked up a silver (beam) and three bronzes (floor, vault and bars), while Ella Harwood won gold on vault, silver on floor and bronze on bars.

At level five (8-9 years) Ruby Vertuccio grabbed gold (vault), while Alice Bailey claimed bronze. In a strong 10-11 years group, Dulcie Baker stormed to gold (vault), while Sian Matson (beam) and Erin Halgarth took silver and bronze respectively.

Moree medals came in the 12-13 years group.

Elexia Coote (silver on bars and beam), Molly Hodgson (gold on vault), Colby Riley (silver on vault and gold on bars), Simran Bhondi (silver on floor, bronze on vault and beam, Tyler-Mae Harker (silver on vault) and Sophie Whittington (silver on bars and bronze on beam) all did superbly.

Levels four and three saw the more advanced girl competing.

Level four under-10 ace Charlotte Maplethorpe won gold on floor and vault, followed by silver on bars and beam.

At U/12, Jennifer Platt claimed silver in the vault, while U/14 saw Lois Lachasseigne win gold (bars), Hannah Lawrence claim silver (beam) and bronze (bars), Kate Amess land a bronze (floor), Sophie Crowson secure a silver (bars) and a bronze (vault) and Gemma Amos clinch bronze (floor).

Lauren Cook, Spalding’s only over-14, stormed to gold on bars and sealed bronze on both floor and vault.

At level three, Amy Loveridge enjoyed doule silver (floor and beam), Clara Willis got a gold (floor), silver (bars) and also a bronze (vault), while Sarah Fletcher managed silver on vault and bronzes on floor and bars – with the latter won by Emma Coddington.