Nov 6 2012 by Iain Howie, Perthshire Advertiser
Members of Perth Gymnastics Club competed in the Scottish Gymnastics Voluntary Levels Championships.
They had five gymnasts competing in different levels and age groups.
First up was Ellie Menmuir in the Level 6 10-11 years competition.
Ellie performed a new skill on each piece of apparatus and executed them all successfully. She finished 12th out of 52 gymnasts.
Katie Ogilvie competed in the Level 6 12 years+ section, in only her second ever full four-piece competition.
She had a great competition but had a few unfortunate falls on beam. However, an amazing Vault score of 10.850 put her into second place for Vault and she received a silver medal.
Iona Jackson competed in the Level 5 10-11 years section. She performed four new skills and an overall score of 44.466 which saw her scoop gold.
She also finished first on floor and beam, picking up three golds overall.
Katie-Ann Kettles took part in the Level 4 10-11 years. She suffered aall at the end of her beam exercise on her cartwheel tuck back dismount which placed her in fifth position overall. She missed out on a bronze medal on the uneven bars by a mere 0.033, but won gold in the floor routine thanks to some beautiful choreography.
Last to compete in the 12-13 years old Level 5 competition was Emma Nardone. She suffered a nervy beam routine with a few falls, but her other three pieces of apparatus were fabulous. She placed sixth on floor, second on vault winning silver and won a bronze on the bars.
A club spokesperson said: “The coaches are very proud of the hard work the girls have put in and are over the moon with their achievements.”
Perth Gymnastics Club train in Bells Sports Centre three nights a week. For more information visit www.perthgymnastics-club.co.uk.