GYMNASTICS: Grantham schools shine at Lincs competition

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Schools from the Grantham area again shone in the Lincolnshire Secondary Schools Floor and Vault Competition at The Meres leisure centre on Sunday, taking some top spots in both team and individual events.

KGGS won both the girls’ under-19 and under-13 team categories, narrowly pushing Walton A into second spot in the junior category by one whole mark.

In the under-16 girls, Walton reversed the positions and pipped KGGS to win in a closely fought team competition, separated by just 0.7 marks. Both schools produced some very powerful vaults and cleanly executed floor routines.

Individually, Walton team-mates took first and second positions in the under-16 girls’ level two competition with Phoebe Collins and Aleksandra Madejskam with only 0.1 points divided the two. Other close runners-up spots were also claimed by Emily Aldous Johnson, Rachael Humphreys and Chloe Goy.

From KGGS, Kathleen Sanger, Millie Inman and Megan Stott finished first in th under-13 level one, under-16 level one and under-19 level two respectively, with again several medal places being achieved across the age groups by Helena Proctor, Savannah Brook, Bethan Hitchcock, Katie Pilgrim Caitlin Ayres and Jess Flindall.

In the boys’ competitions, Priory Ruskin Academy student Kyle Davidson scored the highest overall total at under-13 level to take first. Daniel Watson, from King’s, was much improved in the performance of his difficult floor routine which helped him win convincingly in the under-16 level two.

Tom Wharmby (King’s) also performed a secure and precise floor performance but was not quite so fortunate, taking second place by a mere 0.05 behind the winning boy from Spalding.

Overall, the standard of performance continues to improve yearly with the Grantham area schools, in particular, demonstrating a very strong broad base of gymnastics skill.