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Medal haul for Garioch gymnasts


By David Porter

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It was a busy weekend for the glitter girls of Garioch Gymnastics Club who currently train at the Garioch Community Centre, Inverurie.

Both the Level 4 and Gordon Forster teams took to the floor in the Scottish Team championships in Perth.

The Garioch Level 4 team were made up of Matangi Sankriti (12 from Westhill), Thea Klopper (11 from Oldmeldrum) and Leah Douglas (11 from Westhill).

An unfortunate injury outside of gymnastics to one of their team mates only a few days previously meant the girls had to compete as a team of three (out of a maximum five) so there was no room for error and all scores had to count.

It was an extremely tough competition with some excellent teams competing.

The Level 4 team placed a very impressive fifth overall with Leah placing second overall and Thea just behind in fourth place.

A fantastic result considering the pressure the girls were under.

The Gordon Foster team
The Gordon Foster team

The Gordon Forster team competition consisted of some of the best elite gymnasts/ clubs in the country.

The Garioch Team were Megan Wright (21 from Stonehaven), Izzy Tolometti (20 from Alford), Erin Fraser (17 from Inverurie), Brooke Masson (15 from Turriff) and Layla Williams (14 from Blackburn).

After glittering performances from all five girls they secured the silver team medal in this event.

Individually Izzy placed silver overall with Erin placing fourth and Megan fifth Overall.

Izzy went on to claim the top spot on Bars, second on Vault and Floor and seventh on Beam while Erin placed thirrd on Bars, fifth Floor and sixth Beam.

Megan secured fifth place on Vault and Beam and sixth on Bars while Brooke finished seventh on Bars.


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