Horsham Sports Acro gymnasts strike gold

By Dave Smith

The Horsham Gymnastics Centre’s Sports Acro squad competed in the Sussex Championships at the K2 Crawley on Sunday October 5 and came away with a tremendous haul of 17 medals.

Of the 17 medals 12 were gold, creating 12 Sussex County Champions in the process, 8 of which were awarded additional trophies for achieving the highest scores at their level.

The Horsham medal winners were:

Grade 6 Women’s Group Champions were Emily Steere, Zoe Schubert and Natalie O’Hara.

Grade 5 Women’s Pairs Champions were Aimee Tolhurst and Ella Louise Nelson.

Grade 5 Mixed Pairs Champions were Benjamin Ratcliffe and Madeleine Kent.

Grade 4 Women’s Group Champions were Manami Imada, Amy Barry and Alexandra Rogers.

Grade 2 Mixed Pairs Champions Devon Thomas and Nina Butler – Laplace.

Grade 4 Womens Pairs Ella Dronfield and Zoe Gaudiano finished in silver medal position.

Grade 5 Womens Groups Myla Kettell, Matilda Tester and Phoebe Rochead finished in Bronze medal position.

Alison Harmer, Head Coach of Sports Acro at Horsham said “I was very proud of all the gymnasts who performed today, they are all aged between 8 and 17 years, train up to 12 hours a week, and for many of them it was their first competition. We also had several gymnasts placed 4th. We are now looking forward to the Regional Championships at the end of November and hope to repeat our success there. We have a great team of gymnasts, coaches and parents all working together to further their success in the future.”

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