Gymnastics: Pippa makes Worksop club history

Pippa Chalmers
Pippa Chalmers

Worksop Gymnastics Club are celebrating an impressive set of summer results, with one youngster in particular making club history.

The gymnasts were in action at county and regional championships, where Pippa Chalmers picked up a host of silverware.

Worksop Gymnastics Club

Worksop Gymnastics Club

After taking fifth at Grade Seven in the National Championships in May, her hard work and talent helped her pick up the Level Two County and Regional crowns.

Not only did she take the overall titles but also went on to win the individual titles on vault, bars and floo.

Chalmers narrowly missed out on clean sweeps when she had to settle for silver on the beam at county and bronze on the beam at the Regional Championships.

Although this is her first season at Level Two she has now progressed to compete at Espoir level next season, becoming the first ever gymnast from the club to do so.

Success at this new level could see her into the British Junior Championships next year.

In the County Level 3 Championships, Abby MacPherson won silver on bars and Hallie Elkington bronze on vault and beam.

MacPherson improved on her County performance to win gold on bars at the Regional Championships.

At Level 4 nine-year-old Annalise Dolby excelled in a tough competition to become In-Age Floor Champion as well as winning silver overall, silver on beam and bronze on vault.

At Open-Age Level 4 Hanna Morton won silver and Leah Waddington bronze overall.

In the individual apparatus championships Millie Davison became Level 4 vault Champion, with Charley Blount taking silver.

Waddington took the title on bars with Amelia Pullinger in second place.

On beam Hanna Morton took the silver medal then went one better on floor when she took gold and Waddington took silver.

Nine-year-old Acacia Green won Level 5, also taking individual gold on vault, beam and floor, whilst Devon Kaye took bronze on bars.

At Level 6, seven-year-old Kiera Harvey won bronze on bars and floor in the In-Age competition, whereas in the Open-Age competition Morgan Gill, 8, was overall winner and also won gold on vault, silver on beam and bronze on bars.

Sophie Denton became bars champion and was second overall, Ellie Flear won floor and was third overall, and Kaitlin Shaw, Freya White and Evie Steed all took bronzes on bars, beam and floor respectively.

At Level 7 Daisy Dunleavy took silver overall, gold on floor, silver on bars and bronze on vault. and Kiera Ryan won vault and took silver on beam and bronze on floor.

The girls are now hoping to repeat their successes in forthcoming invitational competitions.

Worksop Gymnastics Club holds regular ‘Fundays’ during school holidays for children wanting to try the sport of gymnastics for the first time.

For further details or to book a place ring Dawn on 07785940089.