Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club starlets make the grade in Stevenage

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A team of 15 youngsters from Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club travelled to Stevenage to compete in the County Club Grades.

All of the girls passed with flying colours with 13 of them achieving distinction scores.

Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club representatives passed with flying colours at the County Club Grades

Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club representatives passed with flying colours at the County Club Grades

For some of the gymnasts this was their first taste of a big competition so they could easily have been phased by the occasion, but Lily Gildsmid, Isabelle Gallagher and Sofia Logo kept their nerve and delivered clean routines to achieve distinction at Grade 14.

In the same grade, Katy Caseley was unlucky to miss out on a medal but came a very creditable fourth place overall, while Eliza Atkins and Macy Catlin also put in sound performances to achieve distinction.

At Grade 13, Amy Barrett earned a distinction and the quality continued with distinctions awarded to Rhea Pereira and Sadie Burt who competed at Grade 12. Sadie was placed third overall and took the bronze medal for the club.

At Grade 11, all Berkhamsted Gymnasts achieved podium positions and gained distinctions. Lucy Phippen was placed third in the age 12 plus category, Lizzie Rowlands was second in the 10-11 category and Amber Penaliggon took first place overall to win the county title.

Grade 10 saw Sophie Parkinson, Maya Withey and Charlotte Chrispin finish fourth, third and second overall, respectively.

Club spokesman Naomi Wager said: “This competition was another successful outing for the club and we are now looking forward to following and supporting the six medal-winning gymnasts as they go forward to represent Hertfordshire at the Regional finals in April.

“Congratulations to them all.”