Regional Floor & Vault Competition, Guildford, 7th December 2008.
The Regional Floor and Vault Competition took place in Guildford and gymnasts from Southbourne Gym Club came away with medals and highly placed gymnasts.
Many of the age groups and categories had over 40 gymnasts in each one so to win a medal or get placed in the top 6 was an extremely difficult challenge. Gymnasts took part from Sussex, Surrey and Kent and over 450 gymnasts competed in the whole event.
In the novice 1995 YOB category Sophie Bennett won a gold with an extremely well polished floor and clean vault. Rebecca Wilson won Silver coming only 0.05 behind the gold medal winner. Jasmine Stapleton, Jessica Wileman, Annie Gates and Charlotte Horner all finished 6th in their categories and age groups which with the number of gymnasts in each age group was a very successful placing. Ele Oswin and Molly Mitchell were competing in their first competition and both put in very polished performances despite their nerves finishing close to the top 6 placings.
In the intermediate category Dani Thorn won bronze only 0.3 from the gold medal position. Meghan Scott and Jessica Valentine both completed extremely good floor routines and competed harder level vaults than many of gymnasts in their category.
All the club's gymnasts are now looking forward to their Christmas Disco and Awards evening and the competitive squad are hoping for a well earned rest over the Christmas period before returning to the gym to train for the Sussex Championships in February.